Assistant Researcher
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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To begin approximately May 2013, renewal dependent upon availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Research: Develop a research program on conservation and management of forest genetic resources and tree improvement for Hawaii and the Pacific. Research topics could include: selection and breeding of forestry and agroforestry tree species; conservation genetics of native Hawaiian and Pacific Island plants; domestication of traditional Pacific agroforestry species; and/or seed collection and nursery technology. Publish results in peer-reviewed scientific literature. Pursue extramural and other grant support.
  • Extension: Develop an extension program with local landowners and land managers, forestry and conservation nurseries, and conservation organizations including programs to: 1) produce and disseminate superior genetic material for conservation and reforestation in Hawaii and the Pacific, 2) educate stakeholders in improved techniques for restoration of native forests and ecosystems, production forests, and agroforests, and 3) facilitate development of a network of forest tree growers and restoration practitioners. Identify stakeholders, assess local needs, and evaluate results of extension programs. Obtain internal and external funding for program.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. from a college or university of recognized standing in forestry, botany, horticulture, natural resource management, or closely related field with strong emphasis on forest tree genetics. ABD candidates may be considered, but all degree requirements must be completed at the time of hire.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience in tropical, subtropical, or island environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary, collaborative environments.
  • Postdoctoral research experience.
  • Record of publication of scientific research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Record of successful grant preparation and administration.
  • Experience in conducting extension or outreach programs.

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