NCEAS (http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu) and the iPlant Collaborative (http://iplantcollaborative.org) seek an experienced geospatial/environmental analyst (GA) to design and create an integrated data product merging satellite, weather station, digital elevation model data, and potentially other data resources, to produce an innovative suite of geospatially-referenced layers that will help inform plant biology and ecological analyses.
Candidates should have experience with multiple geospatial tools useful for working with large raster and vector datasets, timeseries data, and NASA satellite data (e.g. ASTER, MODIS), including e.g., R's raster package, GDAL libraries, Python, ArcInfo, Matlab, or related tools. The GA need not be a statistical expert but must be cognizant of the statistical issues when working with geospatial and temporal datasets. The GA will interact closely with a team of scientists, as well as developers at the iPlant Collaborative, in defining the exact deliverables and calculation methods to be used for this project. The position is for one year with the potential for a second year. The target salary starts at $54K/year but is negotiable based on experience.
The incumbent will work at NCEAS (http://nceas.ucsb.edu), associated closely with the NCEAS "Environment and Organisms" working group
(http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/featured/mcgill), and as an employee of the Univ of California, Santa Barbara.The position is part of a broader collaboration among multiple institutions (U. Maine/McGill, Yale/Jetz,
U. Colo/Guralnick) , and the iPlant Collaborative
(http://iplantcollaborative.org), and may require occasional travel to these locations. The person will ideally be based in Santa Barbara, though a remote working situation with travel to Santa Barbara will be
considered under special circumstances.
If interested, please apply through the UCSB Human Resources website
where you should search for the Working Title Name of "Geospatial Analyst", job # 20110235. If any questions, please feel free to contact Mark Schildhauer, NCEAS' Director of Computing (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UCSB is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action