[ESIP-all] Postdoc opportunity in Community Engagement with DataONE

Amber E Budden aebudden at dataone.unm.edu
Wed Jul 22 16:19:17 EDT 2015

Dear ESIP Community

We are looking to fill a postdoc position at DataONE and would be grateful
if you could circulate the ad below among your colleagues.  The information
can also be viewed at: https://www.dataone.org/open-positions.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you, or a potential candidate, have
any questions.


Community Engagement and Outreach Postdoctoral Associate
Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)

The University of New Mexico is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to work
in the education and engagement of scientists and other stakeholders in the
collaborative process of improving access to scientific data across Earth
and environmental sciences and in supporting the community in the use of
DataONE tools and services. The postdoc position is funded by an NSF award
to the DataONE project (www.dataone.org).

*Role & responsibilities:*
The responsibilities of this postdoctoral position include participation in
a team effort to inform development of cyberinfrastructure for the
environmental sciences through collaboration with DataONE’s Community
Engagement and Outreach Working Group, in addition to individual activities
in support of the community engagement and outreach objectives of DataONE.
More explicitly, position requirements include participation in the
creation and enhancement of training materials to convey best practices in
data management, the development of tutorials / learning aids for the
promotion of software and tools associated with the DataONE project,
oversight of a webinar series and associated outreach, among other duties.
The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication
skills to facilitate collaboration within a broad network of colleagues
across disciplines and for engagement with the wider DataONE community.

Many research projects could be complementary to the role envisioned for
this postdoctoral position, depending on the candidate’s background and
interests. For example, opportunities exist for research projects related
to science education, sociology of science, or ecology and environmental
science at the interface with technology.

*Qualifications: *
Candidates should have (or soon have) a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences,
Ecology, Information or Library Science, Social Sciences, or another
relevant field. The successful candidate will have proven information and
project management skills, demonstrated excellent communication skills
through a record of publication and public presentation, and a strong
interest in advancing the scientific endeavor through education, engagement
and providing access to existing knowledge. The successful candidate will
have an understanding and demonstrated skill in science data management,
experience with software for visual media creation and editing (screencast,
film and audio editing software), experience with social media, and
experience, or a willingness to learn about, software supporting online
education environments.

DataONE is a geographically distributed project, with many remotely
participating members. The postdoc in this position will be expected to be
an active member of the DataONE community, engaging in dialog via
teleconference and traveling to DataONE meetings and for presentation of
DataONE work at conferences.

*To apply: *
The postdoc will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Amber Budden
(Director for Community Engagement and Outreach, DataONE, UNM; Center
Associate, NCEAS, UCSB). Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief
statement of interest in this position, a list of three references and
their contact information to aebudden at dataone.unm.edu. Further inquiries
about suitability for the position are quite welcome.

*About DataONE: *
DataONE was conceived as a 10-year project to enable new science and
knowledge creation through universal access to data about life on Earth and
the environment that sustains it. In Phase I (2009-2014), more than 300
DataONE participants designed, developed and deployed a robust
cyberinfrastructure (CI) with innovative services, and directly engaged and
educated a broad stakeholder community. DataONE provides a resilient,
scalable infrastructure using Member Nodes (data repositories),
Coordinating Nodes, and an Investigator Toolkit to support the data access
and data management needs of biological, Earth, and environmental science
researchers in the U.S. and across the globe. DataONE also supports
research by developing an engaged community of users and repositories via
the DataONE Users Group and the Member Node Forum; encouraging working
groups (small groups of community experts) to support CI and community
engagement activities; educating the workforce by providing online best
practices, curricula, and other resources; and collaborating with other CI
and community efforts nationally and internationally.

Building on Phase I, DataONE will target goals that enable scientific
innovation and discovery while massively increasing the scope,
interoperability, and accessibility of data. Community education and
outreach efforts will remain central to the DataONE mission. Four working
groups will refine and extend the DataONE CI; perform usability testing and
assess community needs; engage and educate the community; and develop a
responsive governance structure and long-term sustainability model.

Amber E Budden, PhD
Director for Community Engagement and Outreach
University of New Mexico
1312 Basehart SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Tel: 505-814-1112
Cell: 505-205-7675
Fax: 505-246-6007
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