Research Scientist I

Position Title Research Scientist I
Department Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Salary or Hourly Rate Negotiable Based on Experience & Qualifications (No less than $34,100)
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? Yes
Title of Position Supervisor Research Scientist II

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary The Research Scientist I will plan and develop curricula, educational materials and other resources for natural resource professionals on topics related to climate change, carbon, and bioenergy. He/she will work as a staff member of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science in support of the Forest Service's Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC ; http://www.fs.fed.us/ccrc/). The Research Scientist I will develop online educational resources for the CCRC and help integrate them into in-person meetings and workshops.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned) 1. Collaborate with research and management partners to develop resources for natural resource professionals on addressing climate change. These will be based on identified needs and could include tutorials, presentation templates, fact sheets, and resource lists.
2. Use innovative methods and tools to provide remote audiences with accessible and engaging educational resources.
3. Identify opportunities to create new educational resources or transfer existing scientific material into a format accessible to land managers and other professional audiences.
4. Integrate existing online educational materials into components for educational meetings and workshops, as well as distance learning opportunities.
5. Work effectively with scientists to synthesize research information and results into non-technical language for a variety of audiences.
Required Education (minimum requirements) Master's degree in forest ecology/management, natural resources, environmental science/policy, technology transfer, communications, education, or related fields with an emphasis on responses to climate change, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
OR
Bachelor's degree in forest ecology/management, natural resources, environmental science/policy, technology transfer, or related fields and two years of experience involving climate change issues in natural resources management, technology transfer/outreach, communications or related fields, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Required Experience (minimum requirements) Proficiency with computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Demonstrated experience in translating scientific research products into non-technical language.
Demonstrated experience in developing curricula and educational resources.
Desirable Education and/or Experience Familiarity with software and tools for creating effective online learning experiences.
Graphic design and/or publication design and layout experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements) Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to meet and manage deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple work projects and types of activities.
Demonstrated ability to work with accuracy, precision, and attention to detail.
Demonstrated to effectively communicate in both technical and non-technical terminology at a variety of skill levels.
Possession of a valid driver's license and ability to meet Michigan Tech's vehicle use requirements.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups in academic and land management settings.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 13088
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 03/21/2013
External Posting Date 03/21/2013
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have either a: (1) Master's degree in forest ecology/management, natural resources, environmental science/policy, technology transfer, communications, education, or related fields with an emphasis on responses to climate change, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired? OR (2) Bachelor's degree in forest ecology/management, natural resources, environmental science/policy, technology transfer, or related fields and two years of experience involving climate change issues in natural resources management, technology transfer/outreach, communications or related fields, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have proficiency with computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Demonstrated experience in translating scientific research products into non-technical language?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated experience in developing curricula and educational resources?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Houghton, Michigan
2013-04-19
Michigan Technological University
Human Resources



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