The National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI) is seeking an individual of high integrity to work as part of a team that provides research and technical support on forest watershed management issues. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with other NCASI staff and with member companies to address technical information needs related to regulatory and policy issues affecting the management and harvesting of commercial timberlands. Duties will include design and implementation of scientific investigations in the fields of forest hydrology, water quality, and aquatic ecology; communication with leading researchers and regulatory personnel involved in these fields; publication of study results in scientific journals; monitoring and providing technical review and guidance to industry on proposed agency activities; participation in professional meetings and conferences; and presentation of findings to diverse stakeholder groups. Investigations will be designed and implemented in collaboration with scientists and engineers working in disciplines such as analytical chemistry, aquatic biology, toxicology, water quality modeling, and forest ecology.
Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in forest hydrology or a related field. Applicants should possess knowledge of the theory and principles of hydrology, aquatic biology, silviculture, forest ecology, timber harvesting, soil science, forest regeneration, and related disciplines; demonstrated knowledge of models and software commonly used in forest watershed research; strong analytical and statistical skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience in collecting and managing data in field studies of forest hydrology, water quality and aquatic ecology; and a record of scientific achievement as demonstrated by publications and professional service. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to: (i) work collaboratively as part of a team-based organizational structure; (ii) articulate research needs in the fields of forest hydrology, water quality, and aquatic ecology; (iii) develop and lead execution of collaborative projects to meet those needs; (iv) obtain and manage external financial support; (v) develop a budget and operate successfully within that budget; and (vi) prepare reports and publications. Applicants must be able to travel and participate in field research in remote areas with rough terrain and in inclement weather.
Applicants should provide a letter of interest and a complete resume. Application review will begin February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. NCASI offers a competitive benefit and retirement program.
NCASI is an independent, non-profit research institute whose mission is to help its Members cost-effectively meet their environmental and sustainability goals through basic and applied research, technical support, and education. To learn more about NCASI, please visit our website at ncasi.org.