[ESIP-all] Atmospheric and Ecological Data Analyst opening at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Wilson, Bruce E. wilsonbe at ornl.gov
Mon Feb 4 07:38:33 EST 2008

To apply for this position, please go to
mode=view.  The position will be open through at least February 15th and
will remain open until a qualified applicant is hired.  The position is
located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, at ORNL.  Current students (Spring 2008
graduates) will be considered for this position, and we're also
interested in considering experienced personnel.
Do you want to help with climate change science?

The Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(ORNL) has an opening for an Atmospheric and Ecological Data Analyst,
working primarily in the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive
team (http://www.archive.arm.gov). The position is open immediately, but
Spring 2008 graduates will be considered. This team is part of the
Environmental Data Science and Systems Group, which includes two other
ecology and climate science data centers
(http://www.esd.ornl.gov/research/environ_data_systems/index.shtml). The
successful applicant will be involved in a range of archive activities,
including developing and updating metadata associated with archive
datasets, developing statistical summaries of large quantities of data,
developing reports and procedures to analyze archive usage and
operation, contributing to the development of tools for end-user
analysis of archive data, and validating the quality of incoming and
existing data.

Additional information about ORNL and the surrounding area can be found
at the ORNL Web site: http://www.ornl.gov and additional information on
the Environmental Sciences Division can be found at

Responsibilities & Qualifications:	
* A strong background in statistical data analysis. Experience working
with large (million or more rows) scientific datasets is highly
desirable, with experience working with atmospheric, climate science,
ecological, or environmental data particularly preferred.
* A bachelor's degree in a scientific, engineering, or technical field. 
* Experience developing and using procedures in one or more statistical
packages, such as SAS, SPSS, R, or S-Plus, with SAS being particularly
* Proficiency with desktop computers and office productivity software.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English,
including the ability to prepare reports describing the results of data
analysis projects for a non-statistical audience.
* An ability to work in a multidisciplinary, multi-project team

Desired skills and experience: 
* Experience with the management and organization of data, particularly
scientific or technical data.
* Educational or work experience in a scientific or engineering area,
with atmospheric science or climate science particularly preferred.
* Familiarity with common metadata standards, such as FGDC, Dublin Core,
or ISO 19115.
* Experience working with one or more scripting languages, such as Perl,
PHP, or Python.
* Experience with Web page development, particularly including tools
such as CSS, XSLT, and JavaScript.
* Experience integrating data from multiple different sources in
preparation for analysis.

Security clearance is not required for this position.

Bruce E. Wilson (wilsonbe at ornl.gov) 
Environmental Sciences Division 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
(office) +1-865-574-6651

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