Timber Products Output Research Fellow
The TPO is the USDA Forest Service's official survey of primary wood processing mills and a critical source of information on the number, size, and types of mills in a state, and the volume of roundwood received by product, species and geographic origin. This survey also quantifies the volume, type and disposition of wood residues generated during primary processing. The Research Fellow will work as part of a team of UMass and Forest Service researchers with extensive experience implementing surveys of mills and private landowners through the Family Forest Research Center.
The Research Fellow will aid in all stages of data collection and processing, with a focus on survey implementation, data editing, and data processing. The successful candidate will send surveys to mills, in addition to conducting phone surveys when needed. Data editing and processing will also be a focus of the position. Reporting and analysis responsibilities may include spatial analyses, nonresponse assessments, and traditional parametric and non-parametric statistical analyses and associated writing.
For the full job description and to apply, please visit: https://careers.umass.edu/en-us/job/518186/research-fellow-timber-products-output-survey
- Fall 2023 start date
- Master's degree in natural resources or similar field required
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- Contact Brett Butler email@example.com
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