The Thorne Bay and Craig Ranger Districts of the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska will be advertising and filling several temporary positions for the spring/summer 2018 field season. This is a pre-announcement outreach notice. Vacancy announcement numbers for these positions are expected to be available January 2018. At that time they may be obtained from the District office or emailed to you if you complete the attached outreach response form. They will also be posted and searchable on the USA Jobs website, www.usajobs.gov, when they open. Desired start date for all positions is in April or May 2018. Please share the attached outreach with interested individuals. Response is requested by January 5, 2018. Thank you!
The Vukomanovic Lab at North Carolina State University seeks a creative, motivated Ph.D. student with strong analytical and communication skills to join a team investigating land change and ecosystem services. The position will begin Fall 2018 and is funded for four years at $25,000/year, plus benefits and tuition support, through the cutting-edge Ph.D. program in Geospatial Analytics offered by NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics (geospatial.ncsu.edu).
Funded by the National Park Service, the selected applicant will focus on geospatial analytics for fire and natural resource management in parks and protected areas, including modeling fire and ecosystem processes at landscape levels, forecasting development along park boundaries, and building decision support systems. The student will be encouraged to develop research questions and a project tailored to their unique interests and career goals.
The Center for Geospatial Analytics is an internationally recognized collaborative hub for interdisciplinary data scientists advancing novel understanding of spatial phenomena and applying new knowledge to grand challenges. Students in the Ph.D. program receive multidisciplinary advising and the opportunity to work with over twenty faculty fellows with diverse expertise from nearly a dozen departments across NC State. Students also engage in experiential learning through an off-campus professional internship.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should hold a degree in natural resources, geography, informatics, ecology, environmental studies, or a related discipline. Competitive candidates will be proficient in GIS, statistical analysis and modeling, and can show evidence of strong writing skills. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include a copy of your CV.
Additional details about the Ph.D. program in Geospatial Analytics and complete application instructions are available at go.ncsu.edu/geospatial-phd.