Canadian Forest Service: Fire Research Scientist (Application deadline: 27 May 2002)
Canadian Forest Service
Fire Research Scientist
Research Scientist Category SE-RES 1 to 5
(Application deadline: 27 May2002)
We are seeking a forest fire scientist to join the fire research programat the Northern Forestry Centre of the Canadian Forestry Service(<http://nofc.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/>). The successful candidate will contributeto existing studies and develop their own research program.
They will have discipline-based knowledge and experience in forest firescience and the ability to use this expertise to address one or more of thefollowing sustainable forest management issues:
intensive forest management and/or enhanced timber production
climate change impacts and adaptations
the socio-economic aspects of ecosystem management.
An eligibility list will be established, which may be used to fillsimilar positions. The starting date for the position is on or after 1 October2002. Priority is given to Canadian citizens. This is an indeterminate (i.e.,permanent) position with the Canadian Public Service.
Education: Minimum of a Ph.D. degree in the physical or natural sciences. Students expecting to complete a Ph.D. degree by 31 December 2002 are eligible.
Language: English essential
Experience in forest fire research, normally acquired through practical research experience or academic studies
Experience developing and executing a field, laboratory, or modeling research program related to forest fire research
Experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals
Broad knowledge of issues and processes relating to forests and forest fires in Canada
In-depth knowledge of a key fire discipline; especially fire behaviour, landscape dynamics of fire, climate change impacts and adaptations related to fire, or socio‑economic aspects of fire.
Ability to prepare research proposals and write scientific, technical and interpretative papers and reports.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written to scientists, managers, industrial and government partners, and the general public.
Ability to supervise research personnel.
Demonstrated ability to conduct original research.
Demonstrated ability to work in a research team and with industry and government agencies.
Must be prepared to work in a team environment and manage assignments and duties related to several research activities.
Must have initiative and be able to adapt to changing research priorities and working environments.
Note: This position will be advertised on the PublicService of Canada web page: http://jobs.gc.ca
Applications must follow the outlined procedure. Closing date is May 27,2002.
For further technical information, contact:
Brian Amiro Canadian Forest Service Northern Forestry Centre Edmonton, Alberta CANADA e-mail: email@example.com Tel:++1-780-435-7217