1. Determine best methodology for achieving goals efficiently and in a scientifically robust way.2. Assess the data quality of datasets prepared by technicians and other data contributors to first evaluate whether any additional work is required in order to meet data standards. 3. Perform a series of data manipulation tasks using automated approaches utilizing knowledge of ecology and environmental sciences as well as programming knowledge and skills.4. Prepare spatial biodiversity datasets to match complete phylogenies. Perform comprehensive literature review of new taxonomic descriptions to identify changes to species distributions and delineating the spatial coverage of new and updated species ranges based on published locality information.5. Oversee the daily activities of the data mobilization team, made up of Yale student research assistants. Ensure standards and protocols are being updated and executed.6. Analyze and summarize data from various projects for use in scientific papers, grant reporting, and web visualizations. Identify data gaps to drive priorities for data mobilization team.7. Determine the most efficient and scientifically rigorous approach for analyzing and summarizing data. Provide recommendations to the full team to change protocols and advise strategic changes to data collection, processing, visualizations, and/or provisioning.8. Ensure and maintain the integrity of biodiversity information for scientific analysis and meeting data contributor expectations for any data interpretation and visualization.9. Performs additional duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Familiarity with Open Source GIS applications and tools such as QGIS, GDAL, and OGR. Some knowledge of geo-statistical and data mining techniques, and statistical software packages. Knowledge of and a passion for conservation and biodiversity.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Familiarity with Open Source GIS applications and tools such as QGIS, GDAL, and OGR. Some knowledge of geo-statistical and data mining techniques, and statistical software packages. Knowledge of and a passion for conservation and biodiversity.
Posting Position Title: Research Associate 1, EEB
Required Skill/ability 3: Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and processes simultaneously.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Research Associate 1, EEB
Required Skill/ability 1: Familiarity with field surveys with the ability to interpret different types of data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ideally the ESRI products ArcOnline, ArcPro, and Living Atlas.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated understanding of spatial analytical tools and methods.
Required Skill/ability 2: Proficient with at least one programming language with the ability acquire new programming languages and techniques.
1. Master's Degree in a scientific discipline and one year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 62535BR
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