Digital Coordinator

Job ID
2021-1558
Category
Science/Research
Type
regular
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole

Job Summary

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Digital Coordinator to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.

 

The newly established Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet https://ccomp-stc.org will support and coordinate the research, education, and outreach activities of investigators at 12 institutions.  C-CoMP’s goal is to develop a mechanistic understanding of surface ocean carbon flux within the context of a changing ocean and through increased participation in ocean sciences. This position will support C-CoMP’s activities through data management and digital outreach.

 

The internal working title for this position will either be Information Systems Associate II or Information Systems Associate III.  The final title will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's experience and skills.  

 

Review of applications will begin on October 13th 2021. For specific question regarding this role please contact Sr. Project Manager, Sofia Ibarraran-Viniegra at sibarraran@whoi.edu

 

Essential Functions

Depending on the level of hire, with little to some supervision, and within a team environment, this individual will:

  • Help investigators organize and submit metadata and results to make data available and in re-usable form.
  • Manipulate data files in preparation for online archiving and publishing.
  • Perform essential quality control on the submitted and collected data.
  • Ensure that the metadata and related information are complete, accessible, and reusable.
  • Help create a common language for diverse data types and develop effective workflows for monitoring and reporting data delivery, in collaboration with the C-CoMP team.
  • Quantify the results of data quality assessment and system performance as metrics and graphs for high-level reporting.
  • Read and understand scientific papers.
  • Provide assistance to researchers and others in gaining access to the data, information made accessible by C-CoMP, and workflows for users.
  • Prepare materials describing project data and metadata processes; potentially present talks or posters at conferences and workshops
  • Assist in development and administration of data management education and outreach activities.
  • Help assess adoption of C-CoMP best practices for data integration in the broader scientific community
  • Lead C-CoMP social media outreach, blog postings and website.
  • Support the management/ maintenance of project collaboration platforms.
  • Setup and maintain the virtual student organization and postdoc network platforms.

 

 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Lead internal projects that increase efficiency or advance the digital and data-related goals and objectives of the project
  • Design, develop and document tools or scripts to analyze/plot data from instruments or collections of instruments for data quality and system performance assessment.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organization skills are required.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as part of a highly interactive, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team are required.
  • Domain experience in chemistry, biology, systems biology or -omics.
  • Training or experience handling complex -omics data.
  • Familiarity with oceanographic data (broadly).
  • Experience using spreadsheet applications (e.g. Excel, OpenOffice).
  • Ability to manipulate files.
  • Computer knowledge: scripting and programming experience, familiarity with contemporary programming languages desirable, or eagerness to develop said skills.
  • Experience with scientific modeling workflows, including data inputs and outputs are desirable.
  • Strong interest in and commitment to open data principles and science communication.
  • Programming experience is highly desirable.
  • Other functions as deemed necessary by supervisor
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Education & Experience

  • Master's degree in a specifically related field (biology / chemistry) with minimal experience, or Bachelor's degree in a related field with several years of relevant experience.
  • Domain experience in chemistry, biology, systems biology or -omics. Experience with scientific modeling workflows, including data inputs and outputs are desirable. Experience using spreadsheet applications (e.g. Excel, OpenOffice).

Special Requirements

  • Outstanding attention to detail and organization skills are required.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as part of a highly interactive, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team are required.
  • Training or experience handling complex -omics data.
  • Familiarity with oceanographic data (broadly).
  • Ability to manipulate files.
  • Computer knowledge: scripting and programming experience, familiarity with contemporary programming languages desirable, or eagerness to develop said skills.

Physical Requirements

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently, 2 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 2 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards. Physical duties are subject to change.

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