Research Associate I/II, Information Systems Associate I/II
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
August 17, 2018
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
The Biology Department is currently searching for a Research Associate I/II or Information Systems Associate I/II to join their team. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The National Science Foundation NSF) created BCO-DMO in 2006 to serve principal investigators funded through the NSF Biology and Chemistry Oceanography Sections. The main goal of the office is to support the scientific research community through increased accessibility to oceanographic data.
Depending on the level of hire, with little- to some supervision, and within a team environment, this individual will:
Help investigators organize and submit metadata and data for inclusion in the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) data management system
Manipulate data files in preparation for serving online and publishing; perform basic quality control on the submitted data
Read and understand scientific papers
Ensure that the metadata and related information are complete
Archive data to the appropriate national data archive office
Provide assistance to researchers and others in gaining access to the data and information made accessible by BCO-DMO
Other duties as deemed appropriate/necessary by supervisor
Desired Education and Experience:
Research Associate I and Information Systems Associate I:
Master's degree in a related field or a Bachelor's degree and 3 years minimum related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Research Associate II and Information Systems Associate II:
Master's degree in a related field or several years' related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Training or experience handling and manipulating oceanographic data including geochemical, biological, and physical oceanography and environmental sciences preferred.
Ability to work as part of a highly interactive collaborative team is required.
Ability to read and understand scientific publications is required.
Programming experience (PHP, Perl, R or other scripting languages) desirable.
Good communication skills; good computer skills in Linux and PC or Macintosh environment; knowledgeable about oceanographic data including geochemical, biological and physical oceanography; detail oriented; well-organized; programming experience desirable.
Vision requirements include the ability to use a computer monitor for both text and images. Hearing requirements include the ability to verbally communicate with researchers over the phone and in person. Other physical tasks include ability to use computer mouse or trackpad and keyboard, occasional standing/walking, and mostly sedentary work.
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Additional Salary Information: £0 per year
Internal Number: 2990277
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