The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University is seeking a qualified and highly motivated M.S. graduate student to conduct research in forest engineering and operations. The research project focuses on safety in logging operations in traditional cable logging as well as advancing understanding of newer harvesting technology in steep slopes such as tether-assist harvesters. In order to be successful, the student will need to develop a good understanding on how these systems work, focusing on their mechanics and/or worker safety. The student should have strong math and analytical skills, interest in subjects related to forest operations and a willingness to take safety training for conducting outdoor fieldwork. Research will require field data collection and spending time in the forest.