Faculty Assistant for Oceanographic data stewardship

UMD/ESSIC has an opening for a one-year position as Faculty Assistant.


Date posted

Nov. 28, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Jan. 2, 2018 12:00 am




  • United States

Job description

Faculty Assistant for Oceanographic data stewardship

Department: UMD/ESSIC

Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2018


UMD/ESSIC has an opening for a one-year position (possibly longer, pending funding) as Faculty Assistant to work within NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information to steward environmental data at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.  The NCEI mission is to acquire, preserve, disseminate and insure the long-term utility of environmental data records on behalf of the nation.  The records include in situ oceanographic data from NOAA, other US Federal agencies, other government and international agencies, academia and NGOs. 

Duties for this position will include the scientific data stewardship of in-situ environmental data collected aboard ocean going research vessels and aircraft and the development and recommendation of new techniques to manage specific environmental data.  Data collections may be in the form of digital records in various formats including video data. Legacy data collections may be in the form of analog records and on various media such as tapes, mini-DVs or others depending on the age of collection.  The incumbent will be someone who appreciates and enjoys the technical challenges of planning for and handling various types of environmental data. The position requires a working knowledge of the principles for creating and maintaining geospatial metadata and basics of archival and records management practices.  Other activities include participation in conferences, workshops, and meetings to present results to the scientific community. Travel requirements are expected to be 1-2 weeks per year

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