Postdoc Position: Education and Outreach (New Mexico, USA) ~

15 de julio de 2014

Postdoc Position: Education and Outreach (New Mexico, USA)

The University of New Mexico is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to work
in the education and engagement of scientists and other stakeholders in the
collaborative process of improving access to scientific data across Earth
and environmental sciences and in supporting the community in the use of
DataONE tools and services. The postdoc will be funded by an NSF award to
the DataONE project (

Role & responsibilities: The responsibilities of this postdoctoral position
include participation in a team effort to inform development of
cyberinfrastructure for the environmental sciences through collaboration
with DataONE's Community Engagement and Outreach Working Group, in addition
to individual activities in support of the community engagement and
outreach objectives of DataONE. More explicitly, position requirements
include participation in the enhancement of training materials to convey
best practices in data management, the development of tutorials / learning
aids for the promotion of software and tools associated with the DataONE
project, oversight of a webinar series and associated outreach, among other
duties. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal
communication skills to facilitate collaboration within a broad network of
colleagues across disciplines and for engagement with the wider DataONE

Many research projects could be complementary to the role envisioned for
this postdoctoral position, depending on the candidate's background and
interests. For example, opportunities exist for research projects related
to science education, sociology of science, or ecology and environmental
science at the interface with technology.

Qualifications: Candidates should have (or soon have) a Ph.D. in
Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Information or Library Science, Sociology,
or another relevant field. The successful candidate will have proven
information and project management skills, demonstrated excellent
communication skills through a record of publication and public
presentation, and a strong interest in advancing the scientific endeavor
through education, engagement and providing access to existing knowledge.
The successful candidate will have an understanding and demonstrated skill
in science data management, experience with software for visual media
creation and editing (screencast, film and audio editing software),
experience with social media, and experience, or a willingness to learn
about, software supporting online education environments.

DataONE is a geographically distributed project, with many remotely
participating members. The postdoc in this position will be expected to be
an active member of the DataONE community, engaging in dialog via
teleconference and traveling to DataONE meetings and for presentation of
DataONE work at conferences.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of
interest in this position, and a list 3 references and their contact
information to the postdoc advisor, Dr. Amber Budden (Director for
Community Engagement and Outreach, DataONE, UNM; Center Associate, NCEAS,
UCSB) at Review of applications will begin
September 1st 2014.

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