Post Doctoral Fellow, Management and Conservation of Forests and Trees
|Date Posted||June 22, 2012|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Closing date for applications||30 June 2012|
We are looking for people who share our mission and our commitment to professionalism, innovation, impact and collaboration. We currently have an exciting job opportunity as a Post Doctoral Fellow, Management and Conservation of Forests and Trees.
Under the supervision of the Principal Scientist/CRP Focal Point for Component 2 , the post doc will be responsible for fieldwork and preparation of high-quality publications, create and maintain effective collaboration with national and local research and development organisations as reflected in the co-authorship of publications and reports related to joint activities, and assist colleagues at the Lima office and CIFOR headquarters in keeping a wide research agenda on multiple forest use in the Amazon Basin as reflected in the development of proposals, multimedia products and related activities as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Undertake research related to multiple forest use for the provision of goods and services (at least two peer reviewed articles submitted during the contract period: one with a biophysical emphasis (impacts of timber harvesting on NTFP production) and another one with a policy emphasis)
• Identify and develop potential funding opportunities in the region (one proposal)
• Contribute to the CRP6.2 Operational Plan on multiple forest use outputs (Themes 3 and 4)
• Contribute to the development of a wider research strategy related to multiple forest use in the Western Amazon
• Represent CIFOR at scientific and dissemination events related to the topic (conferences and workshops)
• Ability and willingness to spend significant amounts of time in the field and liaise effectively with local partners.
Details of duties, assignments and objectives will be further discussed and laid out in the staff’s annual performance contract.
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