[ESIP-all] FYI: Data Management Research Analyst Job at STPI, Washington, DC

Tilmes, Curt (GSFC-6190) via ESIP-all esip-all at lists.esipfed.org
Tue Jun 24 19:34:35 EDT 2014

Research Analyst - Scientific Data Management


The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) is a nonprofit, federally funded research and development center that provides analytical support to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the federal agencies.
STPI takes pride in the high caliber and timeliness of its analyses, which are produced in an atmosphere that encourages independent thinking to achieve objective results. Work at STPI often involves multidisciplinary research in diverse teams. Strong oral and written communications skills are essential. STPI staff work closely and regularly interact with federal sponsors.
STPI works across all areas of science and technology policy, including energy and the environment, Earth observation, space, biological sciences, nanotechnology, engineering, national security, economics, and statistics, among others.
The Research Analyst will work with OSTP, federal agencies, and interagency committees and staff to envision, coordinate, and evaluate national initiatives and policies related to Earth science data. The RSM will need to understand the Earth science data and information needs of federal agencies, the scientific community, and the public. This is a policy analysis position and does not involve the active management of scientific data.
The successful candidate will have experience facilitating teams with diverse interests and goals; managing large-scale, heterogeneous scientific data projects; and working with both open and closed data sources. The RSM must have demonstrated expertise with:
(1)   Designing architectures for distributed scientific data collections,
(2)   Improving the discoverability, accessibility, and usability of scientific data holdings, and
(3)   Developing technical requirements to satisfy high level policy or management directives.

  *   Qualified candidates must have at least five years of demonstrated experience in scientific data management and data management policy and must hold an advanced degree (MA/MS or PhD) in a relevant discipline.
  *   Candidates must understand the life cycle of scientific data from acquisition, calibration and validation, and curation through storage, analysis, and dissemination.
  *   Candidates must have substantive understanding of the challenges associated with heterogeneous data, data interoperability, data cataloging, and data fusion.
  *   Experience with data-intensive science and engineering, open data, metadata standards, data visualization, and application programming interfaces is desired.
  *   Candidate must be a strong writer, able to communicate clearly and effectively, and possess a strong interest in applied policy research.
  *   Candidates are highly encouraged to submit a cover letter outlining their interests, skill set, experiences, and education - include with resume as one document.
  *   Candidates will be asked to provide transcripts and a writing sample.
  *   Travel may be required.
  *   US Citizenship is required.
  *   Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

IDA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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