Environmental Data Research Associate

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Research Support
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GO-Energy Geosciences
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92555 Requisition #

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Data Research Associate for several large DOE-funded projects. The DOE’s Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) is a new data archive for Earth and environmental science data (http://ess-dive.lbl.gov/). The DOE’s Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment Tropics (https://ngee-tropics.lbl.gov/) investigates tropical forest response to changing climate in the 21st century. The DOE’s Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area (http://watershed.lbl.gov/) investigates hydrological perturbations to mountainous watersheds, and their impacts to downstream water quantity and quality. These projects generate and manage diverse datasets from various environmental sciences that include hydrology, geology, ecology, geochemistry, biology, climate and geophysics. 

The successful applicants will join the interdisciplinary data teams of these projects, which consist of earth/environmental scientists, and computer/data scientists. The work will involve various data management activities, including curation and archival, metadata QA/QC. community engagement, and building workflows to improve the access and usability of the DOE’s environmental datasets. This is a career appointment. 

What You Will Do:

  • Work with DOE environmental scientists to organize and publish research datasets using FAIR principles
  • Assist with data publication and curation by ensuring that the metadata and related information are complete, performing basic quality checks, formatting data/metadata to meet repository guidelines and data standards, and approving datasets for public release.
  • Provide assistance to researchers and others in gaining access to the data and information made accessible, and answer user support questions.
  • Participate in ESS-DIVE research and development, community outreach efforts towards data management best practices for diverse data types and data/metadata standards
  • Represent projects in national and international meetings, including participation in the Earth System Information Partners (ESIP) and Research Data Alliance (RDA) activities

What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Earth/Environmental sciences, and at least 1 year of relevant experience (2+ years preferred) 
  • Demonstrated experience in FAIR data management and data/metadata curation
  • Familiarity with data/metadata standards and reporting formats
  • Demonstrated experience providing data management support to scientific users
  • Experience using software for user support workflows (e.g. JIRA helpdesk) and spreadsheet applications (e.g. Excel, Google Sheets)
  • Good communication and organization skills; attention to detail, and ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative team environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Programming experience (Python, R, MATLAB, or other scripting languages) is highly desirable. 

For full consideration, please apply by May 13, 2021.

Notes:

  • This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid)..
  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
  • Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

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