Assistant Research Scientist II - Forest Ecologist

Location
New Haven, Connecticut
Salary
$83,810/year with competitive medical, dental, and pension benefits
Posted
Jun 14, 2022
Closes
Aug 13, 2022
Job Type
Scientist
Organization Type
Government

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) is seeking a forest ecologist (Assistant Agricultural Scientist II) to establish a nationally recognized research program focused on increasing forest resiliency to climate change to enhance our forest dynamics and management program. Research areas could include, but are not limited to, the impacts on climate change on forest carbon dynamics and sequestration, resiliency management practices, or other closely related fields. The scientist will have access to noncompetitive formula funds and access to data and field sites from ongoing long-term studies. The scientist will form interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers at the CAES and other institutions, seek external funding, and frequently communicate research findings through peer-reviewed publications along with scientific and stakeholder presentations.

Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in forestry, ecology, or a closely related discipline, demonstrated research productivity, track record of scholarly publications, and oral communications. Candidates should submit the following electronically in a single PDF file by August 14, 2022: 1) A cover letter summarizing qualifications and briefly stating research interests; 2) CV; 3) a statement of future research interests (3 pages max.); 4) contact information for three references. The application package should be sent to: Jeffrey Ward., Chief Scientist Emeritus, jeffrey.ward@ct.gov.

Founded in 1875, CAES is a state-supported scientific research institution and government agency with 100 scientists, technicians, and staff that support integrated research spanning plant, environmental, and human health. CAES fosters a highly collaborative and collegial research environment and maintains close ties to Yale, UConn, USDA Forest Service, and state/private landowners.