Geospatial Data Scientist – 01001720

Position Summary

The work performed in this position will focus on data storage, dissemination, and analysis (primarily visualization) of ADCIRC-based results, in the context of DHS-funded projects. Primarily (75%), the support/focus will be on a new FEMA-sponsored project (1 yr, plus optional/contingent Y2), for which RENCI is providing cyberinfrastrusture that demonstrates an approach to long-term archival and accessibility of high-value ADCIRC results. The second focus (25%) will be on implementing new approaches for visualization of real-time ADCIRC predictions in a web-based framework, supported through the DHS-CRC. Strong geospatial analytical, web development, and database skills are required.

Educational Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree in earth-related scientific area or related field required; for candidates demonstrating comparable background in earth sciences data or geospatial applications, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience

The position requires at least five years of relevant experience, specifically including:
– Web and database development/deployment with open source applications and tools.
– Prior experience with earth sciences data, netCDF files, large dataset analysis, PostGIS, THREDDS servers
– Web visualization technologies such as terria.js, web GL, etc.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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