New opportunity to join the NCEAS Team: Scientific Programmer/Analyst

NCEAS seeks a Scientific Programmer/Analyst (Computer and Network Technologist III) to consult with and advise NCEAS researchers on efficient, appropriate, and powerful computational and informatics approaches for advancing scientific investigations. The Scientific Programmer/Analyst will develop, test, and support analyses and informatics products using best-of-class and open-science inspired technologies. The ideal candidate will give formal instruction, as well as ad hoc assistance in the use of these cutting edge solutions. The Scientific Programmer/Analyst works with NCEAS developers and cyber-infrastructure collaborators to optimize interoperability and long-term sustainability of these codebases and datasets as generalized resources for ecological and conservation science researchers.


Bachelor’s degree or higher in ecology, earth and environmental sciences, conservation sciences or related fields or equivalent combination of years of experience.

Strong quantitative background in analysis, statistics, programming, and database development.

Strong familiarity with collecting, organizing and analyzing natural science data, especially relative to ecological, conservation, and geospatial data.

Proficiency working with one or more of the following software programs or languages: R, Python, SQL, SAS, Matlab, ArcGIS, GRASS/GDAL, Javascript, JSON, C/C++, Java, HTML, XML and RDF.

Notes:  Fingerprinting required.  Occasional travel required including occasional work on weekends. Work location is in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.  Compensation is based on experience $4,958-$6,938/mo.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

For primary consideration apply by August 18, 2014, thereafter this position will remain open until filled. 

Apply online [] Job #20140333


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Posted on July 31, 2014