Outreach Research Ecologist

Application Deadline


Amherst , Massachusetts

Outreach Notice
Wildlife, Biodiversity, Forests, and People along the Urban-Rural Continuum
Research Ecologist, GS-0408-12

The Northern Research Station is seeking expressions of interest for a  broadly-trained Research Ecologist, focused on the interactions between forests and green spaces, wildlife and biodiversity, and human perceptions and values.  Interested applicants should have knowledge of fundamental ecological science and experience in leading research projects and designing, conducting, analyzing and communicating (including a record of publication in scientific journals) original research in both urban/residential and more rural landscapes.  We are particularly interested in potential applicants who have demonstrated ability to work closely with social scientists to address linked social-ecological issues and topics involving biodiversity and wildlife ecology, and who have interest and experience in working with stakeholders and the general public to co-develop and conduct science and monitoring approaches. 

Highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. are encouraged to respond. The position (open to both current federal and external applicants) is a permanent appointment as a federal employee to be located at one of three (Amherst, MA; Columbia, MO; Delaware, OH) Northern Research Station field locations.  To respond to this outreach notice, please provide your current c.v. and the completed outreach form below to Dr. Keith Nislow ([email protected]).  Please include all requested information into one file with your last name in the filename.

About the Northern Research Station
The Northern Research Station's science is complex, but the need for the research is simple. Land managers, city planners, and policy-makers need sound science on all aspects of the natural world and its complex connections with people to achieve decisions resulting in a healthy and sustainable future for present and future generations of Americans. In a region extending from Maine to Minnesota and from Missouri to Maryland, Northern Research Station science aims to understand all of the elements of forests and related landscapes. Part of the Forest Service Research and Development program, the Northern Research Station is one of seven Forest Service research units conducting research within all 50 States as well as in U.S. territories and commonwealths. For more information, please visit the Northern Research Station website at: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/.

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