Job Opening for Agricultural Data Curator
by Piaskowski, Julia (jpiaskowski＠uidaho.edu)
Hello, Would it be possible to send this to the AgBioData listserve? Thank you, Julia
Job Opening for Data Curator
Statistical Programs in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Idaho is looking to hire a full-time technician to clean and curate a large collection of agricultural data sets for inclusion in a database. The successful candidate will primarily work independently with supervision as needed. Funding is available to support this position for one year and may be extended. Remote candidates will be considered. The pay is $20.33 per hour or higher depending on experience.
Curate, clean and prepare agronomic data from crop variety trials conducted across the Pacific Northwest for inclusion into a database. These data sets are drawn from different research programs located across the Pacific Northwestern U.S. The work will involve extensive data validation: checking for data entry errors, resolving naming and spelling discrepancies and defining data validation guidelines for variables. Basic data manipulation steps will compose a large part of the work: bulk import of tables, merging tables and set operations. The successful candidate will work largely independently and will communicate with research programs to resolve data discrepancies and other collaborators regarding best practices. The candidate will also need to coordinate and collaborate with other project members via git for code development supporting data curation.
Communicate with project participants about progress and information needs. Participate in regular meetings with collaborators.
Develop training materials focused on training collaborators on storage and management of their annual trial data using an existing industry-focused database solution and other relevant tools. Work with the database user community as needed to acquire and/or further develop content that supports routine usage of these tools for data management. As needed, build resources for print and web delivery including written tutorials, live workshops, quick reference pages (“cheat sheets”), and possibly short instructional videos.
* Experience in working with tabular data.
* Experience with spreadsheet software.
* Experience with written communications such as reports, manuscripts, conference abstracts, and grant applications.
* Experience using git for version control.
* Experience in bulk import of files, merging data sets, automated error checking using command line software such as R, bash, python, or OpenRefine.
* Experience in R Programming with R base commands and the R Tidyverse.
* Experience collaborating with others.
To learn more about this position and apply, please visit the University of Idaho job openings website: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/32752
Julia Piaskowski, PhD
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2337
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-2337