Nursery Research Specialist (01015353)
Our Strategy and Technology team is hiring for a Nursery Research Specialist.
This position is part of Western Timberlands Strategy and Technology team and reports to the Western Production Forestry Program Manager. This position will be based out of our Centralia, Washington facility. This is an excellent opportunity for any aspiring candidate who are looking for professional challenges and growth.
Western Production Forestry is responsible for developing technology that spans the entire life cycle of Douglas-fir, from growing seedlings in nurseries to harvest. This position will primarily be focused on nursery and early rotation research with opportunities to contribute to other key projects across the Production Forestry Research portfolio as well as across platforms (i.e., Tree Improvement and Environmental Research) as they arise. The successful candidate will engage in nursery research activities involving seedling culture and understanding the impact of seedling physiology and morphology on their survival and growth in the field. Additionally, the successful candidate will engage in field research, evaluating early stand performance of various stock types and other silviculture treatments.
- Positively contributing to our culture of safety in our S&T organization by working safely and maintaining meticulous safety related documentation and executing all activities safely.
- MSc or Ph.D. in horticulture, nursery, precision agriculture, forestry, physiology or related field.
- Experience in nursery and greenhouse management.
- Experience growing tree seedling crops containers and bare root systems.
- Ability to identify nursery and seedling pests (insects, diseases, abiotic).
- Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications.
- Basic understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis.
- Excellent team working skills including fostering strong business relationships with Western Regeneration across all three internal nurseries (Mima and Rochester, Washington and Aurora and Turner, Oregon).
- Contribute to designing, executing, analyzing, and reporting on nursery and early rotation research.
- Assist with other production forestry projects or special projects as needed.
- Write research reports and other documentation of activities and processes.
- Contract administration.
- Ability and willingness to travel
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