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Forest Health Technician, US Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, Oregon

 The position is currently in the "outreach" stage, meaning potential candidates are asked to express interest.  Interest should be expressed via a form by 2022 May 6.  Contact Mee-Sook Kim for further information.

At some point thereafter, the position will likely be listed on USA Jobs, and it may only be briefly.  Potential candidates should watch for the listing.

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Research Plant Pathologist, US Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station, Hilo, Hawaii

Develop research tools and coordinate research teams that address specific solutions to disease processes that degrade native and non-native tree species, or that otherwise impact our ability to restore or maintain healthy ecosystems.

Check USAJOBS - The Federal Government's official employment site to see when it is posted and to apply.

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Faculty Research Assistant, Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative, Oregon State University

Closing Date: 03/08/2022

Faculty Research Assistant to work with the Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative (SNCC), based in Corvallis, Oregon.  The SNCC is focused on research, monitoring, and management of Swiss needle cast, an important Douglas-fir foliage disease caused by Nothphaeocryptopus gaeumannii (Mycosphaerellaceae). 

The Faculty Research Assistant will assist the Director of the Coop to:

  • Manage installation and maintenance of a permanent plot system in the Oregon Coast Range
  • Manage installation and maintenance of temporary monitoring plots in the Cascade Mts.
  • Assist with Administration of SNCC, including Outreach
  • Assist with Management and Implementation of SNCC Science Program
  • Manage laboratory activities
  • Data Analysis and Writing, and Science Publications
  • Data Management
  • Collaborate with Coop Members, Forest Industry, Agencies and other Scientists to develop new research ideas.
  • Represent SNCC at Scientific Meetings

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Group Leader Phytopathology, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is part of the ETH Domain. Approximately 600 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.

The Research Unit Forest Health and Biotic Interactions investigates the influence of biotic factors on forest health and develops scientific basis for the protection of forests against harmful organisms. Following the retirement of the current group leader, we are looking from October 2022 for a Group Leader Phytopathology.

You will be responsible for the strategic development and the staff of the Phytopathology group. You will lead a group of about 5 permanent staff members and several PhD students, postdocs and other temporary staff in scientific, technical and administrative matters. The main focus of this group is on research on forest pathogens, especially invasive fungi and oomycetes, and their interactions with host trees and other organisms such as insect vectors or antagonistic microorganisms. Your research is expected to provide the scientific basis for the prevention and management of harmful tree diseases. A modern plant protection laboratory is available, which includes state-of-the-art biosafety level 2 and 3 laboratories and a biosafety level 3 greenhouse. Also integrated into the group is a molecular diagnostics laboratory, which fulfils national tasks in forest protection. For your research you will acquire funding from national and international institutions and publish your results in recognized ISI journals.
You have a university degree with a dissertation in forest pathology, international postdoctoral experience with several years of independent research, knowledge of statistical data analysis, and an excellent publication record. You are familiar with the Swiss forest context. You have leadership experience, successfully acquired third-party funding and are motivated to foster research in the unique plant protection and biosafety laboratory of WSL. You are communicative, have a team-building personality and you enjoy challenging yourself and the group to develop the group’s research. You are proficient in English and German and ideally a second Swiss national language.

Apply online

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