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Research Specialist
Post Date: 12/14/2018
Close Date: 01/15/2019
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$50,000 - $69,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:

NDSU seeks a research specialist in Range Science to work with the Range Science team to support research related to disturbance ecology. Current projects include land reclamation associated with energy development; assessing different disturbance treatments in working rangeland landscapes and assessing the impacts to the plant community, wildlife and pollinator habitat, soils, and livestock production/performance; fire ecology, and pollinator assessment. Responsibilities include:
• Coordinate field and lab work with faculty and graduate research assistants;
• Organize and maintain equipment shared by the Range Science Program;
• Enter and organize data and maintain datasets;
• Conduct literature review and/or data analysis to support grant-writing and reporting

Minimum Qualifications:
• M.S. degree in range science, range management and ecology, restoration ecology, natural resource management, or a closely related discipline
• Demonstrated ability to implement field experiments
• Demonstrated ability to publish findings in refereed scientific journals
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Valid drivers’ license for operation of motor vehicles in the U.S.
• Willingness and ability to conduct field work under weather conditions and terrain typical of North Dakota outdoor landscapes, and ability to lift 50 lbs

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience conducting prescribed fire, including NWCG FFTY2 (S130/190) certification
• Research experience with refereed publication activity in one or more of the following: plant community dynamics, ecosystem function, sustainable rangeland management, disturbance ecology, landscape ecology, ecological site descriptions, and wildlife ecology
• Experience in and willingness to develop collaborative research projects; including the potential to collaborate with NDSU research and extension centers; diverse group of students, staff, and faculty; and administrators

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