The College of Forestry (forestry.oregonstate.edu) at Oregon State University seeks an Associate Dean/Director for Research. To encourage the broadest pool of qualified candidates, this position is being recruited as either an academic rank with tenure position (Associate Dean) or as a professional faculty position with annual appointments (Director). The incumbent is responsible for leading the strategic development and execution of innovative, effective, and respected research programs that support the regional, national and international distinction of the College of Forestry. With a primary focus on research and university/private partnerships, the incumbent provides timely, cost effective, and knowledgeable support for obtaining, managing ...

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Date: 1/18/2016 From: Michelle Littleton, HR Generalist Subject: Plant Quality Supervisor II (Salaried Exempt) Implement and manage quality systems and lead continuous improvement activity. Ensure quality and technical objectives are properly deployed. Supervise activities and training of quality technicians. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Perform all work in accordance with safety rules and regulations and participate in facility health & safety activities as assigned. • Be pro-active in identifying and performing tasks to maintain and improve safety, quality and environmental performance. • Ensure SOPs and JSAs exist and are updated for all quality tasks. Ensure required training for Quality Technicians ...

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Field Technician  Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials. We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy. We are seeking a self-motivated and driven individual with an interest in forestry and forest ecology to play a vital role in the delivery of our research in the Forest Science Group based in Christchurch. You will assist with the establishment and maintenance of experimental field trials (including chemical spray trials), general fieldwork and data collection, and the clearing and sorting of beetle ...

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For more information click here: FOR_Forest_Economics_and_Policy_Position

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The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is hosting an image competition called EnvisioNano.  FS is an active party of the NNI because of our cellulose nanomaterials work.  NNI is also very interested in cellulose nanomaterials development globally and have actively worked with us on mutually beneficial topics.  This is a high visibility competition.  I thought it can help with our members’ research. http://www.nano.gov/sites/default/files/envisionano_browser_page.pdf

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Well, another month has passed as we move forward with an exciting year. Next month is the 59th International SWST Convention in Curitiba, Brazil. We have articles coming out in Wood and Fiber Science that are cutting edge in the field. Speaking of that, have you signed up to be a reviewer? If not you can do that here. Kepp and eye and and I am sure there is more to come. As always, if you have something you would like to put in the newsletter, just send it to me at clemsonforest@gmail.com and I will be happy to include ...

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