Job advertisement: Data manager

Job Title:  Data Manager

Hiring Manager:  Dr. Barbara Han

Location:  Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Millbrook, New York

Duration:  This is a full time, fully benefitted position for one year, subject to annual renewal contingent on performance.

Application closing date:  September 16

Position start date:  October 2019 (flexible)

Duties:  We are seeking a full time data and laboratory manager to support research activities in computational ecology of zoonotic diseases ( Main duties will include the collection, curation, pre-processing, and analysis of data from diverse sources including web repositories and published literature; refining the workflow for combining and visualizing large synthetic datasets; generating data visualizations; and spatial data handling (creating, merging, and visualizing geographic data) to support ongoing projects. These main tasks will require programming proficiency (R preferred) and demonstrated experience with exploratory data analysis and visualization.

Qualifications:  The applicant should possess previous training and experience in a related field (a degree in biological or health sciences, data science, computer science, or statistics). Research experience with infectious diseases is preferred. In addition to R programming experience, proficiency with ArcGIS (or equivalent open access software) and experience with Python is an advantage. Proficiency with, or interest in, implementing various machine learning algorithms is required. The successful candidate will be collaborative with demonstrated excellence in both verbal and written communication; be detail-oriented; and be ablet to effectively manage time allocation to support multiple ongoing projects. This position offers the opportunity to engage in ongoing lab research projects, and to develop independent side projects exploring questions related to infectious disease ecology.

The final candidate will be required to successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment screening and background check.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

To Apply:  Interested applicants should send a CV, a 1-page cover letter detailing their interest and qualifications for the position, and contact information for 3 professional references to Dr. Barbara Han (