UIC Alaska

Sr. Scientist

Research & Scientific
Location : Location
Minimum Clearance Required
Public Trust (NAC)
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%




Bowhead seeks a Sr Scientist to use modern, approved research methodologies to address diverse forest health, growth, and sustainability research questions related to carbon storage and nature-based solutions within the Engineering with Nature® (EWN) research program. They will develop stocking estimates, growth and yield models from in-situ and remotely sensed estimates to develop and improve carbon accounting/modeling strategies. Additionally, our senior scientist will develop estimates related to total forest biomass, net carbon storage, and sequestration rates. They will possess skills and proficiencies with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online and be able to apply remote sensing tools such as LiDAR, Landsat, MODIS, and Sentinel for forest inventory and stand density related estimates. Out senior scientist will work with national forest inventory datasets and understand SQL and query processes and possess a working knowledge of database design and structure. Bowhead will ensure that our senior scientist possesses a strong background in statistics and quantitative modeling and developing machine learning algorithms.


  • Assist with field evaluations and data collection efforts aimed at identifying the vegetation type, density, and vigor.
  • Possess experience with working outside under adverse weather conditions.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to assist with work conducted in remote areas while exposed to insects, wet/hot conditions, uneven terrain, and be able to lift and carry field gear weighing up to 50 pounds.

Travel may also include regional trips (Mississippi and Louisiana). Each trip would be for 5 to 10 days for the Great Lakes and Great Plains Region; regional travel may include day trips or travel up to 5-days. Estimating a total for 8 trips will be required for this task.


  • BS Degree and two to five (2-5+) years of experience in a related field or related area, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Must have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures as related to biological and environmental studies
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team

Physical Demands:
• Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
• Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
• Must be able to twist, bend, and squat periodically


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain a Public Trust (NAC) level clearance. US Citizenship is a requirement for this location.




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