[postgis-users] Data manager in a Spatial Ecology lab, Univ Florida, Fort Lauderdale FL

Mathieu Basille basille at ufl.edu
Tue May 8 20:30:57 PDT 2018

The MabLab at the University of Florida is recruiting a Data Manager to
fill an immediate opening for the position of Biological Scientist in the
lab. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and responsible
individual to join an exciting research team focused on spatial ecology.
The Data Manager will be responsible for the group's database system, and
will assist with multiple projects investigating for instance animal
fine-scale movement in urban areas, or migration and range dynamics in the
context of climate change.

The primary mission of the Data Manager will be to manage the group's
database system: we run a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database system on a Linux
server, which hosts telemetry data on wood storks, sea turtles, raccoons,
and associated GIS layers. In the near future, we will be adding advanced
data from albatrosses, including accelerometers and infrasound. The Data
Manager will manage the database server (database design, manual and
automated data entry, metadata, set permissions for users and groups,
backups, development of web apps to access and display data, etc.).
Additional responsibilities will include assisting members of the group
with data processing, and maintaining our open source R packages (rpostgis,
rpostgisLT, hab…).

Familiarity with SQL is essential. Experience using PostgreSQL/PostGIS (or
other SIG database systems) and R is a plus, as well as experience with
Linux systems and database servers.

The candidate must be able to work independently and with others in a
fast-paced environment, and should be comfortable working across agency
boundaries (University of Florida, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.
Geological Survey and the National Park Service, etc.), making excellent
written and oral communication skills essential for this position.

* Qualifications: B.S. with experience in Data Science, Computing, GIS,
Biology or a related field. Must be eligible to work in the United States.

* Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and past experience (typically
$40–50k/year with benefits).

* Start Date: Flexible, as early as June 1st, 2018. This is a permanent
position from the University of Florida.

* Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on May 15th, 2018, and
will continue until the position is filled.

* Application: Apply on UF Jobs website (job #507275):
Applications should include:
- a cover letter with information about professional interests,
qualifications, dates of availability, and current contact information;
- a resume;
- names and phone numbers of three references.

For more information, don't hesitate to contact me!
Mathieu Basille


Mathieu Basille

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