Thread: Data Specialist

Started: 2021-12-23 20:18:09
Last activity: 2021-12-23 20:18:09
Cleveland, Mike
2021-12-23 20:18:09
Institution: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Open Until: 2022-03-31 (or until filled)
Position: Data Specialist (Research Technologist 2)

Do you have quantitative skills and experience working with large quantities of geophysical data? The Seismoacoustics Team in LANL’s Geophysics Group (EES-17) of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division has an immediate opening for a creative and innovative Data Specialist. Join our team in an effort to collect, organize, and manage a diverse set of geophysical research data. EES-17 conducts geophysical research for global and national security including multiple aspects of explosion monitoring for nuclear non-proliferation, broader non-proliferation work, and a wide variety of other scientific and civil applications. This research involves the collection and maintenance of large volumes of geophysical data through multi-institutional collaboration. These data are used for physical and numerical analyses, modeling, machine learning, and data analytics.

What You Will Do
As a Research Technologist in the Geophysics Group, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on topics that may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Collect, organize, and manipulate geophysical data sets for processing, including data storage, access, and quality control.
- Discover, retrieve, and reformat international datasets from a variety of public sources and collaborative partnerships.
- Develop and maintain metadata management processes/practices to facilitate data curation.
- Collaborate with team members to plan and develop data storage systems and software to support data collection, management and access.
- Work together with the team members to help maintain and improve access to geophysical data in support of a variety of research programs related to non-proliferation, national security and energy security.
- Interact with sponsors, customers, partners, and data providers including universities, U.S. government agencies, national laboratories, foreign data providers,
consortia, and international organizations (e.g. CTBTO).
- Contribute to a scientific team and interact with seismologists and other researchers to design and implement research projects, while coordinating program requirements and deliverables for sponsors.

What You Need
Bachelor’s degree in geophysics or related science field (e.g. physics, acoustics, geophysics, seismology, mathematics, data science, or computer science) and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Job Requirements
- Demonstrated knowledge of seismic and infrasound data and familiarity with other geophysical data including electromagnetic, hydroacoustic, geodetic, and imagery.
- Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, C/C++, Matlab, Perl, and shell scripting, and experience with computing environments (Mac/PC/LINUX).
- Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communication of technical information.
- Ability to collaborate in a team environment
- Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires U.S. citizenship.

Desired Qualifications
- Familiarity with relational databases, including SQL scripting, and an understanding of enterprise-level relational databases and data repositories.
- Experience working on multi-personnel projects as well as on multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams.
- Demonstrated record of delivering final work products to supervisors and/or sponsors.
- Experience using cloud computing, such as basic Amazon Web Services functionality (RDS, EC2, S3, EFS, or Lambda).
- Familiarity with building/using real-time data processing pipelines

Learn more and apply by completing the application at:

For more information about the position please contact Richard Stead (stead<at><stead<at>>) or Mike Cleveland (mcleveland<at><mcleveland<at>>).

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