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Support the management and analysis of environmental data for synthesis working groups of NCEAS' research partnerships the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) and the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. This internship is well suited for students with backgrounds in the earth and environmental sciences, statistics, computing or data science technologies.
This is a unique paid opportunity to get hands-on training in data science, work with synthesis projects, and interact with researchers.
The tasks will include:
- Helping with data acquisition, processing, and analysis challenges
- Wrangling data for large ecological, climate and socio-economic datasets
- Testing and setting up web-based tools to assist with scientific collaboration
- Preserving scientific products by documenting and archiving scientific findings
Your opportunities will include:
- Learning about data modeling and data wrangling
- Improving your programming skills
- Gaining data management skills for interdisciplinary and data-driven analysis
- Working in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara
- Possible extensions of internships into the summer (50-100%)
- Must be current UCSB undergraduate or graduate student
- Experience using scripting languages such as R or Python
- Careful attention to details
- Ability to learn new tools quickly
- Ability to work well both independently and as a team member
- Willingness to dedicate 10 hours or more per week to this internship
- Background in ecological or environmental sciences
- Familiarity with concepts and operations of GIS
- Experience with data formatting and metadata creation
- Experience with quantitative analysis
To apply, send a statement of interest, a code sample, and resume to Julien Brun, Scientific Programmer, at brun [at] nceas.ucsb.edu. If you are applying to another data internship, as well, please indicate that in your cover letter.
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