Biological Scientist II - Data Manager

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Broward
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Information Systems/Technology
Department:60850000 - AG-FLREC-FT LAUDERDALE

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist II

Job Description:

The primary mission of the Data Manager will be to manage the group’s database system: we run a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database system on a Linux server, which hosts telemetry data on wood storks, sea turtles, raccoons, and associated GIS layers. In the near future, we will be adding advanced data from albatrosses, including accelerometers and infrasound. The Data Manager will manage the database server (database design, manual and automated data entry, metadata, set permissions for users and groups, backups, development of web apps to access and display data, etc.). Additional responsibilities will include assisting members of the group with data processing, and maintaining our open source R packages (rpostgis, rpostgisLT, hab…).

Familiarity with SQL is essential. Experience using PostgreSQL/PostGIS (or other SIG database systems) and R is a plus, as well as experience with Linux systems and database servers.

The candidate must be able to work independently and with others in a fast-paced environment, and should be comfortable working across agency boundaries (University of Florida, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service, etc.), making excellent written and oral communication skills essential for this position.

Advertised Salary:

$40,000 - $50,000 Commensurate with qualifications and past experience

Minimum Requirements:

Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field; or a master’s degree in biology or a closely related field and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field and three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

B.S. with experience in Data Science, Computing, GIS, Biology or a related field. Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter with information about professional interests, qualifications, dates of availability, and current contact information
  2. a resume
  3. names and phone numbers of three references

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