A complete application package consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to USForestService@orise.orau.gov. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
A research opportunity is available with the US Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Northwest Research Station, Wenatchee Forestry Sciences Laboratory located in Wenatchee, Washington.
The research participant will collaborate with Forest Service scientists on research related to the effects of disturbances and climate change on dry coniferous forest ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Potential research topics include wildlife habitat analysis, predicting and monitoring change in forests, post-fire vegetation recovery, restoration treatment effectiveness, and tree growth responses to climatic variability. The research participant will be involved as a team member with skills in spatial and statistical analyses and will contribute to written reports and publications.
Appointment activities include:
Learning objectives for this appointment include:
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 3, 2019
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of USFS contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend of $4,800 and a relocation allowance of up to $3,000 to reimburse moving costs. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. The appointment is full-time at USFS in the Wenatchee, Washington, area. Participants do not become employees of USFS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.
For more information about the USFS Research Participation Program, please visit the Program Website.
The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields.