Job: Data Curator in Astromaterials

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory


Location: Washington, D.C.

The Carnegie Institution for Science’s Earth and Planets Laboratory seeks a highly qualified applicant for a Data Curator position with expertise in astromaterials, geoinformatics, data management, and project management. We seek experience in information modeling, data quality assessment and control, data management and curation, data infrastructure, usability testing, as well as in Earth and planetary science research, communication, and publication. Likewise, successful candidates will be willing to work collaboratively with members of the 4D Initiative team including Dr. Shaunna Morrison and Dr. Anirudh Prabhu at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, and the Astromaterials Data System team, led by Dr. Kerstin Lehnert, at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory.

Minimum qualifications:  The applicant must have an advanced degree (MS or PhD) in a computer science, data science, geoinformatics, geoscience, or planetary science and must be proficient in methods of informatics. Experience with database development, management, and use; knowledge of astromaterials and their various data types and applications; and the interest and ability to work knowledgeably with domain scientists, informaticians, data curators, and software engineers, are essential. Prior practical experience will be considered in lieu of formal education requirements.

This full-time position will commence on or after July 1, 2022 and will be based at the Broad Branch Road campus of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.

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