The Biology and Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry departments at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are looking to hire two Data Managers to join the Biological & Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) team.
There are three possible classification levels* for the Data Manager position:
- Research Assistant II/III - Non-exempt, full-time, benefits eligible
- Research Associate I/II - Exempt, full-time, benefits eligible
- Information Systems Associate I/II - Exempt, full-time, benefits eligible
*The position level will be based on the selected candidates’ education and related work experience.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) created the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) in late 2006 to serve Principle Investigators funded by the NSF Biological and Chemical Oceanography Sections. The main goal of this office is to support the scientific community through improved accessibility to ocean science 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 oceanographic metadata and data for inclusion in the BCO-DMO data management system.
- Ensure that the metadata and related information are complete.
- Perform basic quality control on the submitted data.
- Archive data to the appropriate national data archive office.
- Assist researchers and others in gaining access to the data and information made accessible by BCO-DMO.
- Turn data and information received from Scientists/Researchers into developed content that is easy to read and understand.
- Read and understand scientific publications.
- Other duties as deemed appropriate/necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant II level:
- Bachelor's degree in a chemical, biological, physical oceanography, and/or environmental sciences field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Research Assistant III level:
- Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, biological, physical oceanography, and/or environmental sciences field plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Research Associate I & Information System Associate I levels:
- Master's degree in a related field, or Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Research Associate II & Information System Associate II levels:
- Master's degree in a related field with minimal relevant experience, or Bachelor's degree in a related field with several years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge, training, and/or experience in chemical, biological, and physical oceanography and environmental sciences is strongly desired.
- Experience using spreadsheet application (Excel, OpenOffice) and with data management practices is highly desirable.
- Programming experience (Linux, PHP, Python, Perl, R, Matlab, or other scripting languages) is highly desirable.
- Ability to read and understand scientific papers/publications is required.
- Ability to work as part of a highly interactive, collaborative team is required.
- Good English language communication skills are essential
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to ability to use the computer mouse, trackpad, and keyboard (repetitive motion); visual abilities to include far/near vision and the ability to use a computer monitor for both text and images. Other occupational requirements include hearing, talking; working around others, working with others, and working alone. This position is mostly sedentary in nature with occasional standing/walking. Physical duties are subject to change.
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