The Social and Economic Analysis<https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/social-and-economic-analysis-sea> Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey in Fort Collins, CO, is looking for a post-doctoral research fellow to provide support for projects being done in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and the Joint Fire Science Program.

Key tasks include: 1) Identifying, obtaining, synthesizing, and reviewing interdisciplinary literature in the contexts of wildfire science delivery and recreation management; 2) analyzing quantitative data and interpreting results; 3) designing sampling plans and field data collection methods for recreation visitor monitoring; 4) designing and conducting survey research to evaluate provider and user interactions within a science delivery context; and 5) contributing to peer-reviewed publications, data visualizations, or other means of communicating results;

The preferred candidate will have experience in: recreation visitor management, research in the use and delivery of science context, conducting network analysis, and using on-line survey software.

The Fellow must have:

*   A PhD and graduated within the past five years associated with the human dimensions of natural resource management or closely related field;
*   Demonstrated experience conducting all aspects of quantitative social science research design, data collection, data analysis, and reporting of results;
*   Demonstrated experience conducting multivariate statistical analysis;
*   Excellent writing ability;
*   A U.S. driver’s license as operation of a Government vehicle may be required;

This is a full-time position. Employee will be physically located in Fort Collins, CO. Currently, one year of funding is available for this position. A second year is dependent upon performance and availability of funding. The objective of the USGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is to provide highly motivated recent Ph.D. graduates with the opportunity to conduct concentrated research in association with selected U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Scientists, as a final element to their formal career preparation. Selectees will utilize the excellent scientific resources available at the USGS in the conduct of scientific investigations and exploratory development associated with advanced scientific research. This program will provide selectees the opportunity to contribute to the overall research efforts of the USGS and in turn they will gain excellent professional research experience early in their careers.

Candidates must have received their doctoral or equivalent graduate degree within the past five years. Employees hired under the USGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program are entitled to all benefits afforded permanent employees (e.g., health and life insurance, retirement under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), annual and sick leave). This fellowship is open to U.S. citizens.

To Apply: Please submit the following to Rudy Schuster, [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> by January 10th 2020: 1) a cover letter addressing your knowledge, abilities, and skills in relation to the position described above; 2) a writing sample, and 3) your curriculum vitae.

Location: Fort Collins CO
Compensation: $81,451/year