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"CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is seeking to fill two Officer of Research positions, one in its Science Applications Division and the second in its Geospatial Applications Division:
1) Senior Staff Associate, Science Applications Division
The individual will play a lead role in the development of data systems and services for global and African digital soil mapping projects and will coordinate CIESIN's scientific and technical activities related to geoinformatics and cyberinfrastructure for soil science, agricultural development, and related areas. He/she will manage projects involving the design, implementation, quality control, and maintenance of data systems for large-scale, geo-referenced soil and environmental data collection, integration, analysis and online dissemination; develop technical tools in support of soil cyberinfrastructure project needs; participate in scientific analysis of soil data and its interrelationship with crop yields, land degradation, soil management practices, and other environmental and socioeconomic factors; and interact with other staff members to provide expert guidance and project management.
The position requires a Bachelor's degree and eight years of related experience or Masters degree and four years related experience in social or natural science discipline relevant to human-environment interactions or in geoinformatics or related field.
Search will stay open for 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the job is filled. Please visit our online application site at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59340 for further information about this position and to submit your application. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.
2) Staff Associate, Geospatial Applications Division
The individual will play a lead role in the creation, maintenance and integration of large spatial and non-spatial data sets, automate data processing and analysis tasks, assist in building and managing online interactive mapping systems, and conduct advanced spatial and statistical analysis on collections of environmental, social, and demographic datasets. He/she will bring inventive approaches to the use of remote sensing products and analysis techniques to advance global climate change research and sustainable development projects and programs. A key role is to design geospatial databases, data management processes, and distribution systems in consultation with CIESIN colleagues, other Earth Institute centers and projects, and external partners.
The position requires a Bachelor's degree and four years of relevant experience or a Master's degree and two years of relevant experience. Degrees should be in Geography or Computer Science, or other related field emphasizing knowledge of spatial analysis techniques germane to CIESIN's ongoing and planned activities. Advanced degree preferred.
Search will stay open for 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the job is filled. Please visit our online application site at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59349 for further information about this position and to submit your application. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.
Info applicable to both positions:
Columbia University benefits provided with this Officer of Research position. Please follow this link to view our benefits.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We only accept online applications.
Apologies for cross-posting. Cheers, Bob Chen
Dr. Robert S. Chen
Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network
(CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Manager, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
P.O. Box 1000, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 USA
CIESIN web site: http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu
SEDAC web site: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu
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