The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD, is seeking a contract database specialist to design a data management system for marine bird survey data being collected in the Gulf of Mexico. The position entails developing and maintaining a Relational Database, writing data processing code in the R language for QA/QC and data
summary, and supporting the project website. All work must be fully documented and version controlled. Experience with GIS systems is desirable.
Qualifications: A BS or MS in biology, informatics, data science, statistics, or a related field with 1+ yrs experience working on data systems or monitoring data. Candidate should be well versed in the R statistical language, SQL, and MS-SQL Server or PostGres/PostGIS.
Experience with Python, Git version control systems, and ArcGIS or another GIS software system preferred. Some statistical background is desirable.
Tasks: Create data processing code and associated documentation for aerial survey data (QA/QC, formatting, data summarization). Build and maintain an SQL server RDBMS for data storage and retrieval. Assist with GIS support of survey planning, execution, and summary.
This position is located in Laurel, MD. If interested, please send a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Jim Lyons, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, MD 20708 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Emily Silverman, USFWS Migratory Bird Management, 11510 American Holly Drive, Laurel, MD 20708 (email@example.com).
Closing date: 14 August 2017
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