The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.
Data Scientist (m/f/d)
The AWI's Ocean Acoustics Group seeks to further our understanding of the marine acoustic environment and its interaction with anthropogenic sound emissions therein. In this context the AWI will support the IQOE efforts by establishing an IQOE data portal through which IQOE-relevant passive acoustic data and novel data products can directly be accessed.
To lead and implement these developments, the AWI seeks a Data Scientist to design and curate a designated IQOE data portal for globally collected passive acoustic data.
Work context (DATA HUB EuU HGF)
To develop a common, seminal research data infrastructures for the Research Field Earth and Environment of the Helmholtz Association, we seek to develop cross-disciplinary data management and tools addressing the common FAIR goals (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable). A major component in our effort to build an integrated earth knowledgebase, is to merge the repositories and data infrastructures of marine, terrestrial and atmospheric research centres to become an open, networked information infrastructure.
Background and Tasks
The project resources include access to the AWI's computing infrastructure and funding for dedicated additional infrastructure.
You will be supported by a concurrently employed data engineer, who will be in charge of the technical implementation of the data portal in close collaboration with the AWI's computing center.
You will work with AWI and international scientists to develop data products that are of direct relevance to stakeholders in underwater acoustics.
Project results, such as databases, infrastructure, white and peer-reviewed papers, support of political and regulatory bodies, as well as media outreach will contribute to the conservation and management of aquatic fauna throughout the global ocean, and will advance our understanding of the ecological processes that influence distribution and abundance of marine life.
Assist in and coordinate the acquisition of pertinent hard- and software from external providers.
Desired skills and knowledge
For further information please contact Dr. Olaf Boebel (Olaf.Boebel@awi.de; +49(0)471-4831-1879).
The full-time position is limited to 2 years pending final approval of funding and shall begin as early as possible. The salary will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des ÷ffentlichen Dienstes (TV÷D Bund), up to salary level 13. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven and is embedded in the AWI's Ocean Acoustics Group.
This characterizes us
In close cooperation between AWI's research departments and the computing center AWI develops the IT- and data science products for our research activities. AWI is leading in developing strategies and solutions for management of big data such as acoustic data sampled at high frequencies. We develop modern data management architectures, which comprise the entire data chain from data acquisition, management, processing, quality control and analysis, as well as distribution and visualization, while employing current generation of high-performance computers.
You will be embedded in a creative IT-team, dedicated to develop seminal research data infrastructure for the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.
Equal opportunities for women and men are an integral part of our personnel policy. Therefore, we encourage women to apply.
Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present. The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family through various means. Because of our engagement in the area of work-life compatibility we have been awarded the certificate "Career and Family".
We look forward to your application!
Please forward your application by August 31st, 2019 exclusively online.
Reference number 64/G/Kli-b