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CFRI is currently hiring a Spatial Analyst Post Doc

The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute (CFRI) at Colorado State University is seeking applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to contribute intellectual and implementation leadership for a multi-year transdisciplinary applied research project aimed at advancing our understanding of treatment effectiveness in the face of changing fire regimes.

CFRI, as part of the Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes (SWERI), has received funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act enacted in 2021 to carry out a five-year program of work to strengthen collaborative governance processes among governmental, non-governmental and community based entities engaged in forest wildfire risk management in the U.S. The Act specifically directs the SWERI to leverage their established role and expertise as boundary-spanners to facilitate the coordination and use of currently available geospatial data platforms and products in multi stakeholder collaborative wildfire risk management governance processes in ways that complement and supplement the diversity of locally-relevant knowledge held by, and available to, managers, stakeholders and policy makers across spatial scales.

The Post Doc will focus on the Act’s provision to use the newly curated treatment database to answer questions about treatment effectiveness and provide nuance to when and why treatments are effective versus ineffective using multiple metrics. This position will work closely across the SWERIs in regards to the research coordination of the geodatabase to ensure data quality and specificity is additive to potential uses, end users and analyses.

Please apply on the Colorado State University Job Postings board.

People working together outdoors

CFRI Field Crew

Students collecting data on a forest floor

Opening New Doors

Student field crew members work full time over summer, with the potential to work part time during the school year in the lab. The student lab/field crew members support our restoration ecology research projects in many ways, including collecting data in the field, processing of fuels and plant samples, performing data entry, plant identification, and other tasks as needed. Hiring for these positions typically occurs early Spring. CFRI is not currently hiring for these positions, but please contact  Savannah Lehnert at savannah.lehnert@colostate.edu with questions regarding future opportunities.