Information Manager, Konza Prairie LTER Program ~

19 de septiembre de 2004

Information Manager, Konza Prairie LTER Program

Applications are solicited for a full-time Information Manager (IM) for the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at Kansas State University. The IM maintains a comprehensive database and project information system for the Konza Prairie LTER program. Responsibilities include maintaining and designing databases for biological, meteorological, geochemical, geospatial, and other types of ecological data; ensuring consistency and integrity of data; overseeing processing and archival of long-term data; and implementing new applications and enhancements to existing LTER information management systems as needed. The IM coordinates local activities with the LTER Network Office and IMs from other LTER sites to insure compatibility with the LTER Network Information System. The IM also maintains the Konza LTER website and oversees local computer network management. Opportunities exist for participation in LTER research activities, including synthesis of LTER data, collaboration with other LTER scientists, and independent research in the applicant's area of expertise.
The position will be filled as Information Manager - Research Assistant/Associate, dependant on qualifications. Minimum qualifications at the Research Assistant level include an MS in ecology, biology, environmental science or related discipline, with appropriate experience in computer software and hardware applications and support, or a BS in computer science with a strong background in ecology, biology, natural resource science or related fields. Minimum qualifications at the Research Associate level include a PhD in ecology, biology, environmental science or related discipline, and relevant computer skills. Relevant computer skills at either level include database design, dynamic web application and implementation, MS SQL Server 2000 administration and programming, and Windows-based networking, as well as familiarity with .NET, XML, XSLT and at least one programming language (e.g., Java). Additional preferred skills include scripting with Perl, Python and/or PHP. Familiarity with GIS-related software (ArcGIS, ArcIMS, ArcSDE), while not required, would be a plus.
The appointment will be in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University and affiliated with the Konza Prairie LTER program
( and the Konza Prairie Biological Station ( Salary is commensurate with experience and full university benefits apply. Funding is provided by a continuing National Science Foundation LTER grant and the position is renewable annually. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three professional references to John Blair, Chair, Information Manager Search Committee, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 232
Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901. Fax 785-532-6653. Review of
Applications will begin October 29, 2004, and continue until the position is filled. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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