Open Rank - Associate Research Scientist/Research Scientist
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 95666
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University located in Palisades, New York, is accepting applications for either an Associate Research Scientist or Research Scientist role within the Marine Geology and Geophysics department.
The incumbent scientist will serve as Technical Director for the R2R data facility, serving as primary point of contact with the marine operator community and leading all technical developments for this 4 institution collaborative effort. Design, develop, implement and maintain software solutions to scientific problems and applications for R2R. Represent R2R at science and geoinformatics community meetings and lead other outreach efforts. Participate in proposal writing and reporting to agencies and stakeholder communities. Contribute to the design and operations of R2R cyber infrastructure including maintaining the R2R cybersecurity plan. Ability to write code in a variety of languages including shell scripting and for example PHP, Python, and deal with legacy code in other languages (PERL) will be needed. Must exercise high level of responsibility, independence and expertise in the normal performance of duties.
Duties and Responsibilities will include:
Responsible for the day-to-day management of ongoing data submissions from operators, overseeing junior staff in routine data registration and implementation of programmatic quality assessment for geophysical data from the UNOLS fleet.
Develops project plans, program specifications and manages project related tasks working with R2R developers. Participate in grant writing and annual reporting to funding agencies.
Serves as primary liaison with NCEI and US marine operator community in the management of oceanographic data acquired with the UNOLS fleet and other research vessels.
Responsible for the design, development and implementation of software for R2R backend and front end system components, working with R2R developers.
Present on R2R developments and represent R2R at national and international geoinformatics and science community conferences and workshops. Seek opportunities for new collaborations within the geoinformatics community to advance R2R services.
Works independently on project execution. Exercises high degree of independent judgment and initiative on all phases of the work.
Supervises junior staff. Serves as co-PI on data system projects.
May oversee specified grant budgets. Signatory authority in the amount of $30,000 annually.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Earth Science, Computer Science, Math or Engineering with 2 years of related experience with marine science data required.
Demonstrated advanced programming skills and diverse background in scientific programming, required along with knowledge and experience in at sea oceanographic data acquisition. Must be skilled in geophysical, oceanographic and acoustical data acquisition, calibration and processing. Knowledge of scripting and programming languages (for example PHP, Python) required as well as experience with HTML and SQL. Comfortable working with various computer architectures (Linux, PC, Apple) preferred. Experience with team management and excellent communication skills will be needed.
Columbia University benefits accompany this Officer of Research appointment.
Appointments are made on a fiscal year basis and are eligible for renewal each July 1st, contingent upon performance and funding.
The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.
The Lamont campus values diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.
We accept online applications only.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.