Advertised Summary Job Description: This position is located on the Lamont Campus in Rockland County, NY.
GIS analyst and marine geoscience data management.
Will work within the Geoinformatics Research Group in marine geoscience data stewardship with a focus on the management of seafloor multibeam bathymetry data for the newly established Seabed 2030 international collaboration for mapping the ocean floor. Responsibilities will include the curation of marine geophysical data and metadata, the development and refinement of data management workflows and tools for the validation, and documentation and registration of these data. Will require the use of GIS technologies, scripting and programming skills.
Processing and management of multibeam sonar data and geospatial raster data products as part of the Seabed 2030 Project.
Metadata curation and service enhancement for interoperability of geospatial data within the Geoinformatics Research Group.
Execute, maintain, and refine scripted protocols and workflows to validate and curate marine geoscience data and metadata. Contribute to the ongoing development of services and APIs for data access and ingestion.
Will receive general supervision from the Research Scientist and will exercise independent judgment within predefined parameters. No supervisory responsibilities.
General Minimum Qualifications: B.S. degree and a minimum of 2 years of work experience in spatial data processing and analysis required.
Knowledge of the principles of spatial data management and analysis and proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (e.g. ArcGIS, Google Earth Engine) required.
Must be familiar with UNIX/Linux and have programming skills (e.g. PHP, Java, Python, NodeJS).
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: MS degree in earth or environmental science (e.g. geology, geography, GIS) highly desired.
Experience working with databases (e.g. SQL) and web app development highly desired.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_169034
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