Staff Associate - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA

  • Are you interested in data science in geochemistry?
  • Do you want to promote and advance the reuse of geochemical research data for the benefit of science and society?
  • Would you like to work in a diverse team of data scientists, software developers, and data curators?
  • Do you appreciate the opportunity to develop and cultivate a community of engaged users, working with scientists from all around the world?

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications from qualified candidates to join a dynamic team in building and maintaining leading edge digital data systems for Geochemistry/Petrology (EarthChem, Astromaterials Data System). Primary responsibility of this position will be the management and curation of geochemical data for Earth and Planetary science samples, overseeing and contributing to the digitization, quality control, and database ingestion of geochemical and petrological data and metadata; supporting investigators in the use of the data systems by organizing and conducting webinars and workshops, and developing and maintaining online training and help materials; and engaging the community via project web sites and social media. The successful candidate will contribute to improving and documenting data management workflows; designing and testing software applications; organizing educational and outreach activities; and to project management, strategic planning, and new proposals. The position will offer extensive opportunities to attend and present at workshops and conferences, and to contribute to.

Appointments are made on a fiscal year basis and are eligible for renewal each July 1, contingent upon performance and funding.

Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.

Please visit our online application site at http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/2900 for further information about this position and to submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of references. 

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -- Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

We accept online applications only.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences or closely related science and four years of related experience in laboratory work in analytical geochemistry and/or working with geological samples, or a Master’s degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences or closely related science and two years of related experience in laboratory work in analytical geochemistry and/or working with geological samples. Excellent organizational and communication skills are a requirement. Technical experience with scientific data management, metadata standards, and/or database development is preferred.

Deadline
05 May 2019
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