LTER Data Manager Position Available

Date: 
8 September 2000

The Bonanza Creek (BNZ) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) has a
position open for data manager. The LTER is seeking a highly qualified
individual that has skills at data management and would be excited
about participating in an ecological research program in Alaska.

The LTER also is looking for someone to fill this position on an
emergency basis for the next 2-3 months until the permanent position
is filled.

For further information, consult the BNZ LTER web page at
http://www.lter.alaska.edu/ or contact the BNZ co-director, Marilyn
Walker at the School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management,
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Phone: 907/474-2424, Fax: 907/474-6251,
Email: mwalker@lter.uaf.edu.

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Data Manager Position Available
Bonanza Creek LTER
University of Alaska Fairbanks

CLOSING DATE: 15 October 2000

The University of Alaska seeks a data manager for the Bonanza Creek
(BNZ) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) boreal forest research site
near Fairbanks, Alaska. The site manager is expected to: (1) work with
LTER researchers to facilitate the transfer of information from
individual investigators to the LTER data bank, (2) manage and archive
these data sets to insure their validity and long-term integrity, and
(3) facilitate the access and use of these data by the BNZ LTER program
and the rest of the scientific community. To achieve these goals, the
data manager must develop and improve the web-based database, oversee
the entry of data into the database, respond to requests for data from
within and outside the project, and assist in maintenance of the
computer equipment and peripherals used to perform these data management
tasks. The data manager will work closely with investigators to maximize
participation and to improve the usefulness of the data management
system, for example, through the development of interfaces between the
database system and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The data
manager must remain abreast of rapidly emerging technologies and
modify/improve systems to take advantage of new approaches and
technologies. S(he) will coordinate with other data managers of the
LTER network to facilitate transfer of technology and successful data
management strategies among LTER sites. For further information, consult
the BNZ LTER web page at http://www.lter.alaska.edu/ or contact the BNZ
co-director Marilyn Walker at the School of Agriculture and Land Resources
Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Phone: 907/474-2424,
Fax: 907/474-6251, E-Mail: mwalker@lter.uaf.edu.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent in technical
training and experience. Knowledge of database design and issues in data
management. Knowledge of multiple operating systems. Knowledge of
statistics and programming packages such as SAS or S+. Knowledge of
higher-level languages. Knowledge of wide- and local-area networking and
access to internet resources using Gopher, WAIS, World Wide Web, etc.
Ability to keep neat and accurate records. Ability to prepare concise
and well-written reports.

JOB TITLE: Data Specialist
SALARY: $1572.00 Bi-Weekly

APPLICATION
Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of professional publications,
University of Alaska application, and three (3) names, addresses, and
phone numbers of references to:

Julie Shalvoy, AFES/SALRM Personnel Contact, University of Alaska
Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6180, Phone: 907/474-7963, Fax:
907/474-7439.

Applications must be received by 5:00pm on above closing date. A copy of
the UA Employment application can be obtained from any of the UA Human
Resources offices or downloaded from
http://info.alaska.edu/UA/hr/employment_application.htm.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an equal employment opportunity
employer and educational institution.