Advertised Summary Job Description: This position is for the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), located on the Lamont campus in Rockland County, NY.
Supports data cleaning, data processing and data analysis tasks of spatial data sets using remote sensing, GIS, and scripting techniques. Supports descriptive and exploratory analyses through coding. Troubleshoots and solves complex technical problems during server-based data downloading and processing. Works with other staff supporting project workflows. Participates in project meetings and workshops.
Produces integrated data products for use in applied research projects, involving remote sensing, GIS, field and lab data. Performs data cleaning, integration, and statistical and spatial analyses of complex spatial datasets. Supports data automation and processing documentation through scripting. Supports QA/ QC tasks.
Conducts research on geospatial relationships among data layers; produces maps, graphs, tables; identifies patterns, dynamics and spatial relationships. Conducts spatial and statistical analyses as requested.
Monitors development in scientific literature and applications concerning spatial data analysis. Supports the development and management of interactive data access and mapping tools.
Participates in project meetings and workshops. Provides technical support and troubleshooting as needed.
Reports to Senior Staff Associate/Associate Director for Science Applications Division and receives guidance from project leaders. Exercises independent judgment and initiative within specific objectives.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or other (STEM)‐related program is required.
Demonstrated skills in programming in R, R Studio, and/or Python for data cleaning and/or data processing tasks is required, as is knowledge of GIS software such as GRASS, QGIS, and ArcGIS.
Previous experience in data processing and management of large, complex spatial/ remote sensing data sets is required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills is required.
Ability to work well in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_172445
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