The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is seeking a Research Staff Assistant to provide support to the Marine Geology and Geophysics Department. The Research Staff Assistant will work within the Geoinformatics Research Group in the area of oceanographic data stewardship. The focus will include curation of oceanographic data packages acquired with the US Academic Research Fleet to support long-term preservation and access, and the preparation of multi-beam bathymetry data for inclusion in a global compilation of high-resolution seafloor bathymetry. Responsibilities will include the organization, documentation and delivery of shipboard underway data to national archives and the processing of multi-beam bathymetry data using established workflows.
Execute and monitor scripted protocols and workflows to validate and manage underway data acquired with shipboard instruments and corresponding metadata.
Processing of multi-beam sonar data to create geospatial raster data products.
Contribute to development of services for marine geoscience data access, ingestion and interoperability.
Will report directly to and receive guidance from the Lamont Research Professor.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth and Environmental Science or related field plus a minimum of 2 years' experience in marine data acquisition, management and/or analysis.
Familiarity with vessel device maintenance and operations is a strong asset.
Must be familiar with UNIX/Linux and have basic programming skills (e.g. PHP, Python, Java, and/or Matlab).
Must have strong problem solving, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Must be able to work independently and have strong task management skills.
Prospective candidates must apply online.
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