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ASU Job: Assistant Research Professional in Biodiversity Data Systems Administrator and Programmer

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:09am -- maphillips

 

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: School of Life Sciences Administration and Faculty

Location: Tempe, AZ

Open Date: Aug 30, 2021

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Description

The Arizona State University School of Life Sciences and Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC) are seeking an Assistant Research Professional who will serve as the Biodiversity Data Systems Administrator and Programmer for the iDigBio Phase 3 project. iDigBio, the Integrated Digitized Biocollections, supports the National Science Foundation's Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections and related programs. The iDigBio Phase 3 project will extend from 2021-2026 to facilitate the digitization, use, and impact of biocollections data for more than 1,600 collections.

BioKIC will provide a Symbiota Support Hub serving all Thematic Collections Networks and portals that make use of the Symbiota software platform. The Hub will provide daily Symbiota support to hundreds of collections; implement novel Symbiota tools; promote cross-network collaborations and training; host and manage data networks and their associated images; and offer an entry into digitization and data publication for new iDigBio collections.

Prospective candidates with outside-of-domain backgrounds in systems administration and programming, are nevertheless strongly encouraged to apply. Our team is dynamic and communicative, with domain-specific strengths that match up well with members who have more generalized IT infrastructure management skills. This a full-time, academic-year (9 month), benefits eligible position allowing candidates to make themselves available for additional summer salary through other funded projects. Experience or a strong interest in developing innovative biodiversity informatics software and services, are highly sought but not required.

The Assistant Research Professional can be located in Tempe, Arizona, or work remotely.

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iDigBio Jobs: Systems Programmers

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 10:50am -- maphillips

 

JOB 1

JOB NO:514317
WORK TYPE:Staff Full-Time
LOCATION:Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
CATEGORIES:Information Systems/Technology
DEPARTMENT:19050000 - EG-ELECTRICAL / COMPUTER ENG

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Assist in maintaining existing computer, networking, and software infrastructure in ACIS laboratory. Integrate infrastructure developed as part of the iDigBio project into the overall resource offerings of the ACIS laboratory. Act as liaison between the iDigBio project's and lab's hardware and software infrastructure and the other computer services or centers at UF and elsewhere. Manage and coordinate work done by undergraduate and graduate students that affects the functioning of the iDigBio project's and lab's computing infrastructure. Document best practices and develop technical support materials for ACIS hardware and software.

Other significant activities are as a systems programmer and technology implementer for collaborative projects with scientists from application domains. The incumbent will help the team design, implement, and maintain storage, infrastructure, platform, and software clouds including software and hardware selection. Integrate external cloud and distributed data resources with resources developed as part of the projects. Maintain expertise in cloud software and hardware.

Develop software for cloud middleware and/or web portals using modern front-end web technologies and frameworks. Collect and report performance and quality metrics to ensure resources are meeting project goals. Create documentation and software packages to make work usable by other institutions. Train collaborators and end users in the cloud and software resources created.

Design, implement and support complex ETL mappings to migrate large data volumes from heterogeneous source systems into a central data store. Participate in the design of new or changing data mappings and workflows, evolving the iDigBio data model as data standards are updated and data growth need arises. Produce technical specification and documentation to effectively communicate with data providers and consumers. Develop and maintain data visualization workflows and tools to communicate with peers, leadership, and research partners.

JOB 2

JOB NO:517962
WORK TYPE:Staff Full-Time
LOCATION:Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
CATEGORIES:Information Systems/Technology
DEPARTMENT:19050000 - EG-ELECTRICAL / COMPUTER ENG

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Job Description 

Develop software for cloud middleware and web portals. Collect and report performance and quality metrics to insure resources are meeting project goals. Create documentation and software packages to make work usable by other institutions. Train collaborators and end users in the cloud and software resources created.

The majority of the activities are as a systems programmer and technology implementer for collaborative projects with scientists from application domains. The incumbent will design, implement, and maintain storage, infrastructure, platform, and software clouds including software and hardware selection. Integrate external cloud and distributed data resources with resources developed as part of the projects. Create and distribute virtual appliances and other virtual resources to collaborators and end users. Maintain expertise in cloud software and hardware.

Assist in maintaining existing computer, networking, and software infrastructure in ACIS laboratory. Integrate infrastructure developed as part of the project into the overall resource offerings of the ACIS laboratory. Act as liaison between the project's and lab's hardware and software infrastructure and the other computer services or centers at UF and elsewhere. Manage and coordinate work done by undergraduate and graduate students that affects the functioning of the project's and lab's computing infrastructure. Document best practices and develop technical support materials for ACIS hardware and software.

Botany Collections Manager Position at Drexel

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 9:19am -- maphillips

 

COLLECTIONS MANAGER, BOTANY

APPLY NOWJob no: 496699
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Center City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Academy of Natural Sciences

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

About the Academy

The Academy of Natural Sciences was founded in 1812 for "the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences".  Since then, it has sponsored global expeditions, conducted pioneering environmental and systematics research, and amassed remarkable collections containing more than 18 million specimens from around the world and a peerless library and archive. Since 2011 its academic enterprise has been further strengthened through its affiliation with nearby Drexel University – a leading private non-profit research institution that focusses on innovation and entrepreneurship and provides a unique cooperative education program for its undergraduate and graduate degree students. 

Today the Academy is one of the most important natural science institutions in the world. However, the world is changing fast and the Academy – directed by its Strategic Plan 2019-24 - is changing with it.  Over the next five years the Academy will become a “force for nature” and advance its mission: “to understand the natural world and inspire everyone to care for it”. In so doing the Academy will build on its fundamental belief that diversity and inclusion generates better ideas, inspires creativity, and is essential to building a positive workplace so that in time it can become an institution that is of, by and for all Philadelphians.

Job Summary

The Botany Department of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is searching for a Collection Manager for the Herbarium to manage specimen care, data, and daily operations. Research in areas aligned with the Collection Manager’s core responsibilities, e.g., biodiversity informatics, is encouraged.

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