[ES_JOBS_NET] Staff Scientist-Data Products , National Ecological Observatory Network Inc - Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Oct 7 05:35:08 MDT 2016

*Staff Scientist-Data Products*
National Ecological Observatory Network Inc-Boulder, CO


Battelle and its affiliate, Battelle Ecology, Inc. manages and operates 
the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON™) project, which is 
solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project 
dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive 
species impact ecology, the observatory’s scientists and engineers are 
collecting a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental 
scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems. Our 
teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation 
platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation; 
mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated 
ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field crews 
who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil 
and water data. Once structures are completed, a leading edge 
cyberinfrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this information. 
The Observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of 
its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change 
at continental scales.


The Staff Scientist – Data Products will manage the efforts for 
developing and delivering the micrometeorology data product through an 
internal working group (working Integrated Product Team - wIPT) 
responsible for delivering Eddy-Covariance data products. 
Responsibilities include: ensuring delivery of data products and 
associated documentation, including design, specification, 
implementation, testing, and publication. This position requires 
understanding Battelle Ecology, Inc.’s data and sample acquisition 
systems and their scientific design and goals, and assessing and 
realizing the utility of algorithms necessary to enable community use of 
the products. The Staff Scientist will also be expected to interact with 
external working groups and advisory panels, liaising with the larger 
ecological modeling and micrometeorology communities to ensure Battelle 
Ecology, Inc.’s chosen approaches are appropriate.



  * Support the development of Battelle Ecology, Inc.’s Eddy Covariance
    data products, including managing cost and schedule.
  * Provide technical guidance on the development of Battelle Ecology,
    Inc.’s data products, particularly Eddy Covariance data products.
  * Coordinate porting/testing/validation of all Micrometeorology
    science code into operational cyberinfrastructure, including
    development of standardized plans for transferring science code into
    the cyberinfrastructure
  * Coordinate implementation, dataflow and data formats for public access
  * Support working groups and product teams (internally and externally)
    to address cross-cutting science issues associated with sensor and
    algorithm deployment, implementation, maintenance and QA/QC
  * Provide expertise and feedback in designing, developing, and
    implementing state-of-the-art tools for manipulating, processing,
    and analyzing Battelle Ecology, Inc.’s wide variety of data.


  * Ph.D. with applicable experience in an environmental science field,
    such as community land modeling, micrometeorology, biometeorology,
    ecosystem science, or atmospheric sciences
  * Two or more years’ experience (may be postdoctoral)
  * Sound understanding of a wide range of sensors and measurement
    techniques, and their associated data acquisition and analysis
  * In-depth knowledge of quantitative uncertainty analyses,
    time-domain, frequency-domain and QA/QC procedures Experience with
    combining data of different types and from multiple spatial &
    temporal scales
  * Proficiency in one or more programming languages, such as
    Fortran90+, Java, Python, C/C++
  * Experience with common statistics packages, such as R or SAS


  * Demonstrated experience leading teams
  * Demonstrated experience working with interdisciplinary teams
  * Knowledge of soil, tower, and airborne sensors and measurement
    techniques and their associated data acquisition and analysis
  * Demonstrated experience working at the micro- to meso-meteorological
  * Ability to develop dataflow designs for different and contrasting
    types of data
  * Experience in operationalizing science code and working with large,
    complex data sets
  * Design of data visualization tools
  * Demonstrable knowledge of two or more ecological sciences relevant
    to Battelle Ecology, Inc.
  * Peer-reviewed journal publications and a record of professional
    accomplishment related to the Battelle Ecology, Inc. mission

*****Must have_/permanent/_authorization for US employment. Battelle 
Ecology, Inc. will not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.*****

*****This position offers competitive total rewards including 401(k), 
health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off and the opportunity 
to work with an organization with a great mission.*****

*****Battelle Ecology, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, 
Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.*****

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