Fwd: Information Manager/Ecologist US Prairie LTER Site

Susan Therese Meiers ST-Meiers at wiu.edu
Thu Jan 30 05:16:59 EST 2003


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Information Manager/Research Assistant-Associate
Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research Program

The Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program
seeks a full-time Information Manager/Research Assistant-Associate. The
information manager maintains a comprehensive project information
system for long-term ecological studies, including but not limited to
biological, meteorological, geochemical, geospatial, and other types of
ecological data associated with the Konza Prairie LTER program.
Responsibilities include ensuring consistency and integrity of data;
establishing and maintaining databases; overseeing personnel involved
with processing and archival of long-term ecological data; maintaining
Konza LTER Web site; and participating in implementation of new
applications and enhancements to the existing information systems. The
information manager also provides assistance and training to system
users, and coordinates operations with the national LTER Network Office
and information managers from other LTER projects to insure
compatibility with the LTER Network Information System. Opportunities
exist for participation in LTER research activities, including synthesis of
LTER data, collaboration with other LTER scientists, direction of student
research, and independent research in the applicant's area of expertise.

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 interests and 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 experience.  Relevant computer experience might include
database management; network administration; ArcInfo/ArcGIS;
programming with HTML, Access or Oracle, SQLServer, and Visual Basic
Script; experience with Windows 2000 Server/Workstations; knowledge of
Internet and related protocols; or an equivalent combination of education
and experience.  Relevant research experience might include GIS/remote
sensing studies, computer modeling, or other research in ecology or
natural science-related fields.

The position is located in the Division of Biology at Kansas State
University and affiliated with the Konza Prairie LTER program
(http://www.konza.ksu.edu) and the Konza Prairie Biological Station
(http://www.ksu.edu/konza/).  The position will be filled as an Information
Specialist/Research Assistant-Associate, dependant on qualifications.
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 contingent on performance
and availability of funds (current funding period is 6 years). Applicants
should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names three professional
references to John Blair, Chair, Information Specialist Search Committee,
Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 232 Ackert Hall, Manhattan,
KS 66506-4901.  Fax 785-532-6653. Review of applications will begin
February 28, 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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