[Coral-List] GIS position at the American Museum of Natural History
dbrumbaugh at amnh.org
Wed Jul 2 19:01:21 EDT 2008
apologies for cross-postings. please note the contact info below.
BIODIVERSITY INFORMATICS SPECIALIST
CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, AMNH
The American Museum of Natural History's (AMNH) Center for Biodiversity
and Conservation (CBC) seeks a person with training and knowledge of
applications of remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS),
and modeling to biodiversity conservation. The Biodiversity Informatics
Specialist will assist in the implementation of a strong collaborative
research program with American Museum of Natural History curators,
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation staff, and other partners.
Candidates should have a Master’s degree or equivalent, and advanced
experience in remote sensing and GIS applications to biology- and/or
conservation and or wildlife management-related projects. Working
knowledge of more than one of the following software packages is
preferred: ERDAS, ENVI, ARC/INFO, ArcView and open source alternatives.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in conservation
biology and remote sensing. Technical skills in database design and
management, programming and scripting languages, systems administration,
and GPS technology would be an advantage. Must work well independently
and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Responsibilities and Duties
The Biodiversity Informatics Specialist, together with the Biodiversity
Informatics Facility Manager and CBC Director will assist in the
implementation of a program applying remote sensing, GIS, and modeling
to biodiversity conservation. Responsibilities of this job include data
management, data processing and visualization (raster, vector, and
tabular), species distribution modeling, provision of technical and
scientific training for staff and partner institutions, and maintenance
of lab hardware and software resources (data, computers, and equipment).
Some travel for fieldwork and training will be required.
Applications, including curriculum vitae, a narrative statement of
program interests and full contact information for three references
should be sent, by July 18th to:
American Museum of Natural History
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, N.Y. 10024
Email address: farengo at amnh.org
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color,
national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates
of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for
vacant positions at all levels.
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