[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Manager, PEcAn (Post-Bachelors)

Dietze, Michael dietze at bu.edu
Tue May 12 01:23:02 MDT 2015

The Ecological Forecasting lab at Boston University seeks a full-time software project manager to coordinate phase 2 development, user engagement, outreach, and education on the PEcAn project (Predictive Ecosystem Analyzer, www.pecanproject.org<http://www.pecanproject.org>). PEcAn is an ecoinformatics system designed to make ecosystem models more accessible to the research community and managers, to manage the flows of information into and out of such models, and to facilitate analysis, data assimilation, visualization, and forecasting. The project manager would work closely with Prof. Michael Dietze and project collaborators at the University of Wisconsin, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and Brookhaven National Lab.
Key Responsibilities

  *   Work with modeling teams to couple new models to PEcAn
  *   Develop educational and training materials (written, video, web, etc)
  *   Organize workshops, hands-on demos, and outreach activities
  *   Maintain project webpage, wiki, email lists, and social media
  *   Design and improvement of user interfaces
  *   Day-to-day oversight of timelines, schedules, budgets, and Github repository
  *   Primary point of contact for all project partners and users on project execution status and questions
  *   Contribute to reports and scholarly publications
  *   Coordination of weekly developers meeting

Required Education, Training, and Skills

  *   BS/BA in a related field (e.g. ecology, environmental science/analysis/policy, computer science, engineering)
  *   Previous programming experience
  *   Quick to learn new skills, hard working, highly organized
  *   Excellent writing and communication skills
  *   Able to travel

Ideal Experience

  *   Previous experience with open-source collaborative software development
  *   Familiarity with Linux, cloud, and High Performance Computing technologies
  *   Familiarity with ecosystems models, R, C or Fortran, and databases

$35k/year salaried Visiting Fellow position with benefits and vacation. Annual contract renewable up to 4 years.
To apply send cover letter, CV, and contact info for 3 references to dietze at bu.edu<mailto:dietze at bu.edu>

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