Forest Ecologist Opening with Schoodic Institute

Position: Forest Ecology Research Associate

Primary Responsibilities: Lead a recently funded project, Forest Condition and Management in Eastern US National Park Units. The primary duties are to assess tree regeneration and develop a conceptual model to guide forest management decisions into the future across all parks in the eastern US.

Schoodic Institute has also been awarded funding (beginning in Fiscal Year 2021) to continue and expand vegetation restoration treatments on summit areas in Acadia National Park. The research associate will refine and apply tested techniques to restore vegetation on large areas of Cadillac summit and targeted areas of two additional summits.

Additional projects may include tree seedling experiments across local and regional climate gradients, leading trainings for conservation professionals, and working with Schoodic Institute bird ecology, marine ecology, and science education and communication staff on interdisciplinary projects.

Duration: Minimum 16-month position with long-term (multi-year) extension based upon skills, performance, and funding (see details in full job description). Begins late Fall or Winter 2019.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in forest ecology or related subject area
  • Advanced quantitative analysis skills
  • Strong enthusiasm and desire to work at the science-management nexus

Our desired candidate can lead the forest regeneration and vegetation restoration projects and integrate into a long-term full-time position on the science and education team at Schoodic Institute.

Salary and Benefits

Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes health insurance and time off.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer

See the full job description and application details here.