[open-science] science software openings at NCEAS

Matt Jones jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Wed May 20 23:48:06 UTC 2015

Dear Colleagues --

Please spread the word that we have openings at NCEAS for two science
software engineers on our team at NCEAS <https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/ecoinfo>.
We're looking for people who have a love for open science and about
building tools for the community.  Projects shift over time, but initially
will be focused on our EarthCube GeoLink
<http://earthcube.org/group/geolink> project and a brand new project on Shared
Services for Community Metadata Improvement
Details and application instructions are on the web at:


Please pass the word to interested people.  Thanks,

Matthew B. Jones
Director of Informatics Research and Development
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
University of California Santa Barbara

*Science Software Engineers*

*Job description*

We seek two talented Science Software Engineers to join our open science
team <https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/ecoinfo#our-team> to create a software
infrastructure enabling ecological and environmental synthesis at global
scales. Projects focus on federated approaches to share and manage
scientific data, analysis code, and other products to enable open,
reproducible science and facilitate synthetic research. Projects will
include building software for data analysis and integration in systems like
R and Matlab that incorporate modern approaches to semantics and provenance
modeling. Current and past projects have built systems like the KNB Data
Repository <https://knb.ecoinformatics.org/>, theDataONE federation of
repositories <http://www.dataone.org/>, the Kepler scientific workflow
system, and Ecological Metadata Language, among others.
Photo by Damien Gadal <https://www.flickr.com/photos/23024164@N06/> under
the CC 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode> license.

Principal duties include: systems analysis, design, and development for
server, web-based, and desktop scientific data management and analysis
applications; web-design and development for web sites; creation of
end-user documentation and training materials; community outreach and
training. Research projects are conducted at the National Center for
Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
<http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/ecoinformatics/> at UC Santa Barbara.

Established in 1995, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and
Synthesis (NCEAS) is a research center of the University of California,
Santa Barbara and was the first national synthesis center of its kind.
There is broad acknowledgement that NCEAS has significantly altered the way
ecological science is conducted, towards being more collaborative, open,
integrative, relevant, and technologically informed. Different from the
scientific tradition of solitary lab or fieldwork, NCEAS fosters
collaborative synthesis research – assembling interdisciplinary teams to
distill existing data, ideas, theories, or methods drawn from many sources,
across multiple fields of inquiry, to accelerate the generation of new
scientific knowledge at a broad scale.

NCEAS is located in downtown Santa Barbara, just a 10-minute walk away from
the beach, and in a beautiful city filled with activities--downtown, on the
beaches, and in the mountains. Read more about the NCEAS Informatics
program and team <http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/ecoinfo>.
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