This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Temporary Bio Science Research Tech 1 positions for the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Roseburg, Oregon.
These positions will assist with a dendroecological reconstruction of fire regimes and forest history in mature forests on the West slope of the Southern Oregon Cascades. The project objective is to determine how fire and forest development history varies with environment. Field sites are on the Umpqua and Willamette National Forests.
Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science); OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Two years of college-level courses in Biology, Ecology, Forestry, or a closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to work efficiently independently and as part of a team.
Ability to follow complex data-collection procedures.
Prior experience conducting field work and collecting data for ecological research in rugged forested terrain.
Experience navigating mountainous terrain using compass, map and GPS.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with other crew members in a professional manner while maintaining a positive and safe work environment.
Duties regularly require working outdoors in all weather conditions while traversing steep, rugged, and/or uneven off-trail terrain and the ability to lift/carry/push/pull objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.