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Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant II/III - Information Manager in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

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Position Summary:

The Ecosystems Center is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the Information Manager for the Plum Island Ecosystem Long-Term Ecological Research (https://pie-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu/welcome-plum-island-ecosystems-lter) site (PIE-LTER). The successful candidate will be responsible for curating and archiving a wide variety of data sets from researchers, oversee the collection and QA/QC of data from a number of sensors in the field, maintaining the public facing web site, and supporting researchers in information management. While the Information Manager's primary responsibility will be IT oriented, some field work at PIE will be encouraged. The position will be at an RAII or RAIII level depending upon experience.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in information science, computer science, GIS, ecosystem science, natural resources, or a related field plus at least 3 years of successful directly related experience.

  • Experience with field data collection from sensors such as water quality sondes and weather stations

  • Familiarity with ecological data sets

  • Ability to effectively communicate with, and implement data policies, for a broad range of audiences

  • Desire to help others work through information management challenges

  • Commitment to support the project mission by addressing information management needs of diverse teams working with diverse data sets

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with R or MATLAB or Python

  • Experience with data processing and visualization (GitHub collaboration and R packages, for example), and developing workflows for data access, analysis, and modeling

  • Experience in one or more of the following: integration and use of public databases, remotely sensed and/or geospatial datasets

  • Knowledge of web content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, etc)

Required Application Documents:

Please upload the following documents with your application:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume/CV

  • Contact information of three references

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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