Biodiversity Informatician (Database Analyst)
The Arizona State University (ASU) School of Life Sciences and Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC) is seeking a Biodiversity Informatician for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Biorepository. NEON (https://www.neonscience.org/) is a continental-scale ecological observation facility, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and operated by Battelle. The project is expected to run for 30 years. For each project year, the NEON Biorepository at ASU will receive, process, store, and make available an average of 100,000 biodiversity occurrences sampled at more than 80 sites across the United States. The diverse samples include DNA extractions, frozen soil samples, bulk and pinned insect collections, herbarium vouchers, and partial or entire vertebrate specimens, among others. A high rate of sample use for NEON-related research projects is expected. The NEON Biorepository will facilitate this by creating a data portal – sustained by the open source Symbiota software platform – to support occurrence discovery, tracking of sample transactions, integration of collections data and usage statistics (publications, etc.), and by maintaining high-quality biodiversity data in compliance with international standards. The biodiversity informatician will play a critical role in providing and refining these services to benefit the greater NEON research community.
Envisioned start date: November 1st, 2018.
For more position details and to apply,
1. Go to: https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant
2. Click on “External Staff”, and
3. Search for “44904BR”.