[ES_JOBS_NET] Staff Associate, Solve problems for climate and societal dataset production and development, Lamont Campus of Columbia University

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 16:44:15 MDT 2018

This position is located in Rockland County, NY at the Lamont Campus of
Columbia University. 


Solve problems for climate and societal dataset production and development
for the IRI (International Research Institute for Climate and Society).
Develop and maintain data archive documentation and training materials.
Assist and support the IRI Data Library and IRI Scientists. Support, develop
and produce specialized software products and tools. Support and maintain
routine data library software functions. 

Analyze geophysical datasets and their impact on climate-sensitive sectors
of society (e.g. agriculture, hydrology, health). Develop online analyses
for these datasets that are critical for stakeholders and policy makers to
reduce the risk of climate variability and climate change on these sectors.
Develop online monitoring and early warning systems for particular foci
within these sectors. 

Work as part of a program team that develops and maintains the operational
aspects of the IRI Data Library system. Work with Data Library developers to
enhance the reliability and capability of the Data Library system for IRI
and partner institutions. Will develop the integration of the IRI Data
Library with other online climate data services, including incorporation of
Google Maps and JavaScript libraries in the IRI Data Library maprooms. Will
enhance the current documentation for datasets and will develop training
materials for Data Library users and administrators. 

Assist colleagues in IRI, as directed. 

Receives general supervision and direction. Independent judgment required
within set parameters. No supervisory responsibility of others. 

Earth Institute 

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelor's degree 

Minimum Qualifications:
All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for
the position. 

B.S. in Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science and 4 years related work
or M.S. and 2 years of related work. Background in analysis of Meteorology,
Oceanography, Geophysics or Physical Geography data. Previous experience
with computer programming, scripting, and geospatial data-analysis in the
area of climate science in a Unix operating system environment required.
English writing and communication skills required. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of XML, HTML, JavaScript, python, and object-oriented programming
languages preferred. Experience with the IRI Data Library software and
programming language (ingrid) preferred. Experience with SQL databases such
as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL preferred. 

Additional Information:
Appointments are made on a fiscal year basis and are eligible for renewal
each July 1, contingent upon performance and funding. 

Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will
continue until the position is filled. 

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research

Posting Date:

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of

We accept online applications only. 

Proposed Start Date:

EEO Statement 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

Date Review Begins 

Required Applicant Documents for Upload:
Curriculum Vitae 
Cover Letter 
List of References 

Optional Applicant Documents for Upload


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