Program Officer in Information Science, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Washington D.C. 

Organization: Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Type of opportunity: Full-time

Duties:

  • Manages the program’s activities related to the stewardship and use of data and information collected by activities funded by the Gulf Research Program. Recommends updates and future directions to the program’s data management policy.
  • In collaboration with Senior Staff, develops program strategy to encourage and enhance the use of the wealth of data and information in the Gulf of Mexico and other Outer Continental Shelf regions. Designs and manages the program’s activities related to data mining or harvesting and manipulation (including processing and aggregation) that the Gulf Research Program could pursue as a funder.
  • Works with ITS to develop metadata standards and other digital curation activities that will enable discovery and retrieval of data and other information products generated by Program’s funds.
  • Provides guidance to grant applicants on how to prepare data management plans for their proposals.
  • Conducts workshops and/or meetings.  Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants. Participates in Gulf Program meetings and activities led by other senior staff.
  • Prepares data analyses and technical summaries.  Synthesizes technical information and determines its relevance to or how it informs program activities.
  • Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations.  Represents the program within and outside the Academies.
  • Participates in other activities including the peer review process for grants and fellowships. Communicates with Advisory Board members, external Program contacts, and applicants.
  • May perform related additional duties, including meeting planning, and compiling research and other materials for meetings and for Advisory Board members.

 Basic qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in information sciences, health informatics, geographic information sciences, ocean sciences, ecology, or a program-related discipline with specialization in data management and digital curation.
  • Three years of related professional experience.

Desired qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in information sciences, health informatics, geographic information sciences, ocean sciences, or ecology with specialization in data management and digital curation.
  • Two years of related interdisciplinary experience, or a closely related field.
  • Familiarity with data mining or harvesting and manipulation (including processing and aggregation) is desired.
  • Ability to solve a variety of complex problems using originality and ingenuity.
  • Ability to operate using appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action.
  • Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness.
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other departments of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine through effective communication.
  • Excellent written and oral skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.
  • Ability to work at a computer for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to travel domestically.

Link to more information: Read the job announcement and apply online.

Application deadline: March 31, 2016

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