[ES_JOBS_NET] Data Manager Job at the Kansas Biological Survey

Terry Loecke loeckete at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 13:23:14 MDT 2018

*Data Manager*

Kansas Biological Survey

*Position Overview*

The University of Kansas seeks a Project Data Manager to support the
scientific mission of the Kansas Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant, and Soil
Habitats (MAPS) project (MAPS website <http://www.nsfepscor.ku.edu/>). This
multi-institutional interdisciplinary research program spans the state of
Kansas. The Data Manager facilitates data sharing and organization within
the state-wide project, and works with the project’s investigators to
design and deliver data products to long-term open access repositories.
Data generated from this project will have temporal, spatial, tabular, and
molecular sequencing components. This position will work with students,
postdocs, staff and faculty. Expertise in environmental sequencing data,
relational databases, or geospatial data are required.

*Job Description*

25% - Development of data management system to:

1.      ingest data from field samples and laboratory experiments;

2.      maintain relational tables;

3.      secure and backup data; and

4.      make data accessible to project investigators.

25% - Data (biogeochemical, environmental sequencing, and geospatial data)
and metadata (field and laboratory) management, this may include, but is
not limited to troubleshooting data analysis workflow pipelines.

15% - Assist in requisition and maintenance of computer hardware to support
the data management system, this may include, but is not limited to
troubleshooting hardware and software issues.

15% - Collaborate with and train students, staff and faculty to organize
project data.

10% - Assist in maintenance of real-time data collection streaming.

10% - Travel for project meetings within Kansas (may require over-night
trip) to present data management elements and assist with quality assurance
of data collection.

*Required Qualifications*

1.      High school/GED and 3 years related experience OR Associate’s
degree with 2 years related experience OR Bachelor’s degree in field
related to discipline.

2.      Evidence of strong written communication skills as evidenced by
application materials.

3.      Previous experience working with large-scale genomics, spatial, or
biogeochemical data

4.      Experience in software for data

*Preferred Qualifications*

1.      Previous experience integrating and analyzing multiple types of
genomic, spatial and biogeochemical data

2.      Demonstrated expertise in python, R, C++, SQL, XML, JSON, or
similar programming languages

3.      3 years expertise post-bachelor’s or a Master’s degree.

4.      Experience working collaboratively with a team of scientists across
multiple institutions.

5.      Excellent English verbal communication skills.

*Contact Information to Applicants*

Dr. Terry Loecke: Loecke.terry at ku.edu
Dr. Ben Sikes: ben.sikes at ku.edu

*Additional Candidate Instruction*

A complete application consists of the online application, resume, and a
cover letter outlining how qualifications are met.

Initial application review begins March 26, 2018. Applications will
continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. To
ensure consideration, apply prior to the initial application review date.

*Advertised Salary Range*

Minimum $49,618.00

*Application Review Begins*


*Work Location*






*FLSA Status*


*Employee Class*

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

*Job Family*

Information Technology-KUL

*Conditions of Employment*

Contingent on Funding


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