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Ph.D. position in Giant Panda Ecology and Management Multiple States 6/20/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Job Description:

POSITION:       Ph.D. position in Giant Panda Ecology and Management

 

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in collaboration with Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications at the PhD student rank. 

 

LOCATION:      This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi.  A description of the two departments can be found at http://www.biochemistry.msstate.edu/   http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife

 

STARTING:       As soon as available or as negotiated.

REVIEW:          Begins July 1st; will continue until filled.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  We seek students interested in obtaining a PhD degree specializing in remote sensing of wildlife populations using novel spectroscopic technologies to answer questions related to giant panda demographics. Specifically, the research will combine a mix of observational and experimental approaches focused on advances in near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to study the status and trends of giant panda populations in the wild.  A working knowledge of giant panda ecology is not required; although a passion for doing a project with ursids is important.   The primary responsibilities of this position will be collecting and analyzing giant panda fecal collections from the field and captive facilities for analyzing demographic parameters estimated from spatial and non-spatial open population capture-recapture models.  A significant portion of the work will be in the laboratory analyzing samples that were collected from the field or captive facilities and analyzing them with multivariate analysis for model calibration and prediction.  The successful applicant will also acquire experience and skill sets necessary for teaching in formal and informal scenarios.

 

We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience in field and lab work through internships or job familiarity.  Additional responsibilities may include working with research animal collections; mentoring of interns and undergraduate students; providing assistance to senior scientists, research associates, and/or post-doctoral fellows; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate research records through database entry, design and data management including statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo professionals around the country and in China; present research findings both nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to support the MSU biophotonic lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.  Students accepted into the program will likely be required to work some in China (including the field in challenging environments) as well as at partner institutions (e.g. zoos).

 

QUALIFICATIONS: An M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. PhD applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as having obtained working lab familiarity.  Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research are also encouraged to apply. The project is a 3-3.5 year position supported in part by the U.S. Forest Service International Programs Office and MSU.

 

 

SALARY:           Annual $23,500 + tuition waiver for PhD

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLY:             Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr. Carrie Vance at the address below.  Send unofficial college transcripts, curriculum vitae, and cover letter of intent with three potential references to contact:

 

Carrie Vance, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

             Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mississippi State, MS 39762

ckv7@msstate.edu

 

For more information, email at: ckv7@msstate.edu

 

Mississippi State University is an AA/EEO employer  

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Required Education:

An
M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries,
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. PhD
applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as
having obtained working lab familiarity. 
Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research
are also encouraged to apply. The project is a 3-3.5 year position supported in
part by the U.S. Forest Service International Programs Office and MSU.
    




Required Experience:

An
M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries,
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. PhD
applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as
having obtained working lab familiarity. 
Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research
are also encouraged to apply.
    

Skills:


We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience
in field and lab work through internships or job familiarity.  Additional responsibilities may include working
with research animal collections; mentoring of interns and undergraduate
students; providing assistance to senior scientists, research associates,
and/or post-doctoral fellows; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate
research records through database entry, design and data management including
statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial
statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo
professionals around the country and in China; present research findings both
nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to
support the MSU biophotonic lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and
objectives of the program.  Students
accepted into the program will likely be required to work some in China
(including the field in challenging environments) as well as at partner
institutions (e.g. zoos).

Salary:

Annual
$23,500 + tuition waiver
    


Apply By:7/20/2018

Email:ckv7@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Assistant
Research Professor


             Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology


Mississippi
State, MS 39762



ckv7@msstate.edu


Posted By: Andy Kouba

Process Engineer Multiple States 5/10/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Georgia Pacific

Job Description:

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Monitor product quality and contribute to the overall direction and success of the Gurdon operations
  • To supervise/coordinate production efforts that result in sustained improvement in all associated work processes including: Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance, reliability, quality, production and costs
  • Monitor equipment for accuracy, value, and yield
  • Perform process checks and studies
  • Keep management informed on process variables
  • Provide support in the development of standard operating procedures
  • Train and use a structured approach to problem solving. Serve as a proactive leader towards improvements to products, flow, cost, recovery, quality, work processes, etc.
  • Participate/Lead projects that address step change improvements and gap closure
  • Assist in monthly inventory verification and documentation
  • Assist in process optimization to maximize production rates, product quality and yield
  • Develop and apply strategies to optimize on-going operations using the automation platform in conjunction with the operations, maintenance and engineering staffs at the mill.
  • Maintain calibration of process equipment to assure standards are met
  • To lead an operational team in the production of solid wood lumber products in a safe and efficient manner
  • To take ownership of the existing safety and quality processes
  • Promote employee involvement; providing coaching, feedback and direction as required
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production issues, provide safety training to production associates, team development, and delivering training materials in a meaningful approach
  • Complete all paperwork and analysis in a timely and efficient manner

What You Will Need: Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Forest Products, Industrial/Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Technology, Agricultural (AG) Management, or AG Systems Management OR 2 years experience as a Process Engineer
  • Must be able and willing to work in a manufacturing plant environment, including extended periods of time in noisy, non-air conditioned or unheated areas.
  • Must be able and willing to work safely, including wearing and using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule, including but not limited to rotating shifts, overnight shifts, and weekends
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

What Will Put You Ahead? Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years experience as a Process Engineer
  • Experience with continuous improvement methods and lean manufacturing
  • Computer network skills
  • Experience with Quality Control Processes and monitoring systems

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.


Apply By:8/10/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Field Forester/Forestry Technician Multiple States 4/19/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Arkadelphia, Multiple States

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES: Timber sale preparation, timber sale contract compliance
inspections, timber inventory, silviculture contractor supervision, property
inspections, and assist account manager with timber sale administration,
special projects, database management, and other forestry related activities.

LOCATION: Primarily in southwest and central Arkansas. Based in
Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Training may include 2-4 weeks in Quitman,
Mississippi, Picayune, Mississippi, or Macon, Georgia.

Required Education:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry or
Associate Degree in Technical Forestry, willing to travel occasionally. Must
own reliable 4-wheel drive truck.

Required Experience:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry or
Associate Degree in Technical Forestry, willing to travel occasionally. Must
own reliable 4-wheel drive truck.

Skills:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry or
Associate Degree in Technical Forestry, willing to travel occasionally. Must
own reliable 4-wheel drive truck.

Salary:

Commensurate with skills and experience. Business mileage
reimbursed at current IRS rate. Competitive benefits package includes health,
life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, optional dental insurance, vacation,
and holidays.


Apply By:7/19/2018

Phone:8702301511

Email:tgables@frcemail.com

Mailing:

P.O. Box 141


Arkadelphia, AR 71923


Posted By: Tim Gables

GIS/Inventory Technician Georgia 4/19/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Macon, Georgia

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:
• Develop an understanding of the FRC business model, especially the importance of producing high quality products in a cost-effective manner.
• Participate with our Technical Services team, which provides various technical services to FRC managers and clients.
• Maintain and update property level spatial and attribute data within ArcGIS or similar systems.
• Generate various project-related maps, reports, and documents for clients.
• Develop an understanding of ArcGIS and associated tools, including an understanding of relational databases such as SQL Server and their use at FRC.
• Develop an understanding of FRC’s internal inventory processor and assist with inventory design, processing, and reporting.
• Develop an understanding of and provide support for FRC’s handheld field data collection systems and inventory data transfer.

Required Education:

Requirements:
• Two or four-year degree in Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resources Management from an SAF-accredited college.

Skills:

• Working knowledge of standard computer software packages, e.g., Word and Excel; an introduction to or working knowledge of MS Access is highly desirable.
• Working knowledge of ArcGIS or similar mapping and data management systems and a willingness to become fully proficient with the systems used by FRC.
• Introduction to forest inventory design, workup, and reporting and a willingness to learn the FRC standard methods.
• Willingness to learn about biometrics, mensuration, volume equations, quantitative analysis, and statistics.
• Willingness to learn about forest finance and economics.
• Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
• Must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to work well with others in team production situations.
• Ability and willingness to travel occasionally


FOREST RESOURCE CONSULTANTS, INC.
• Participate in reviews of current technology and innovations in the geo-spatial arena.
• Assist with other special projects as requested.
• Promote a positive image of FRC with clients, associates, contractors, and the general public.

Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package includes health, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, optional dental insurance, paid vacation, and holidays.


Apply By:7/19/2018

Phone:4787454910

Email:mhsmith@frcemail.com

Mailing:

717 North Avenue


Macon, GA 31211


Posted By: Michael Smith

Technical Services Forester/GIS Georgia 4/19/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Macon, Georgia

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:
• Participate with our Technical Services team, which provides various technical services to FRC managers and clients.
• Develop an understanding of the FRC business model, especially the importance of producing high quality products in a cost effective manner.
• Develop a thorough understanding of ArcGIS and associated tools, including an understanding of relational databases such as SQL Server and their use at FRC.
• Maintain and update property level spatial and attribute data within ArcGIS or similar systems.
• Develop an understanding of FRC’s internal inventory processor and assist with inventory design, processing, and reporting.
• Provide support for FRC’s handheld field data collection systems and inventory data transfer.
• Generate various project related maps, reports, and documents for clients.
• Provide managers with insight on innovations in the geo-spatial arena.
• Assist managers in the competitive bid process through support of mapping and data management time-and-expense estimates.
FOREST RESOURCE CONSULTANTS, INC.
• Assist with other special projects as requested.
• Promote a positive image of FRC with clients, associates, contractors, and the general public.

Required Education:

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Forestry and 5 years practical experience.

Required Experience:

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Forestry and 5 years practical experience.

Skills:

• Practical experience with ArcGIS or similar mapping and data management systems.
• Practical experience in inventory design, workup, and reporting.
• Good understanding of biometrics, mensuration, volume equations, quantitative analysis, and statistics.
• Working knowledge of other standard computer software packages, e.g., Word, Excel, and Access (especially databases).
• Working knowledge of forest finance and economics.
• Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
• Must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to work well with others in team production situations.
• Ability and willingness to take on new projects with little supervision.
• Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.

Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package includes health, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, optional dental insurance, paid vacation, and holidays.


Apply By:7/19/2018

Phone:4787454910

Email:mhsmith@frcemail.com

Mailing:

717 North Avenue


Macon, GA 31211


Posted By: Michael Smith