eMammal data management intern

Corrections to previous posting -> Please email SCBIecology@si.edu and start date is February 2020

Position: Data Management intern (6-month appointment with opportunity for extension)

Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), Front Royal, VA

Application deadline: 30th of December, 2019

Start date: February 2020 (flexible, but earlier is preferred)

Description: The Field Ecology Lab at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is seeking candidates for a 6-month internship as a data management assistant in the eMammal team. eMammal (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.emammal.org&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C424e59958572462cf2c608d782da7b81%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637121747208525760&sdata=BrgAMKTMyfjVYL5Pq35R8iSU452V3BHP%2BtQgJOLjpSQ%3D&reserved=0) is a cloud-based data pipeline for researchers to manage camera trap data, with an emphasis on projects concerning conservation, ecology, and the use of citizen science to meet research objectives. Primary duties for this position will include processing previously completed camera trap data into eMammal, assist with data management at multiple parts of the pipeline and work closely/assist with volunteers assisting with eMammal. There will also be opportunities to coordinate camera trap projects and help project managers troubleshoot issues with eMammal. In addition, the candidate has the possibility to join field-based projects.

Required skills and experience:

–     A good knowledge of computers and programming.

–     Experience with programming software (R/MATLAB/Python/etc)

–     Experience in using these languages for data manipulation and management is desirable.

Duration, stipend and intern location:

The position has a monthly stipend of $1,200 and free dormitory-style housing. The internship location will be at SCBI in Front Royal, VA. SCBI’s mission is to advance conservation of biological diversity. In meeting the Smithsonian Institution’s mandate, SCBI increases knowledge through investigations of threatened species, habitats and communities, and disseminates knowledge through advance studies, professional training and public outreach.

Application procedure:

To apply, please send as one PDF document containing your resume or CV, a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications and career plans, and a copy of your unofficial college transcript to SCBIecology@si.edu. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, Dec 30th.