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In partnership with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station (NRS) in Madison, WI, MobilizeGreen seeks a Communications & Science Delivery Resource Assistant (RA) to support the scientific, professional, and technical staff in the management of research data and publishing. The RA will work closely with Communications & Science Delivery (CSD) staff and research personnel preparing datasets for the Forest Service Research Data Archive and managing references and metadata for NRS publications. The RA will receive training in data management, archiving, and publishing techniques and procedures.
The RA candidate should be comfortable working with files and managing electronic data, as well as an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and a familiarity with cloud-based hosting services, such as Box, Dropbox, or Google Drive. An individual who can work independently and with interests in natural resources, research, and some programming experience is preferred.
The mission of the Northern Research Station is to improve people's lives and help sustain the natural resources in the Northeast and Midwest through leading-edge science and effective information delivery.
$500/week living allowance (stipend)
Monthly housing allowance
Hands-on learning and job training experience
2-year non-competitive hiring certificate for permanent jobs with the Forest Service (must
complete at least 960 hours to be eligible)
Mentorship for career and professional development
Duties & Responsibilities
Assisting scientists and other staff with preparing data and metadata for archiving and publishing.
Support our in-house publishing group by reviewing publication literature cited and metadata, and preparing files for Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration.
Creating science delivery products for the web, such as data visualizations or interactive products. Other information management duties, based on the need of unit scientists and the selectee's areas of interest.
Must be 18 years of age or older
US Citizen or permanent resident
Minimum Bachelor's degree/course work in biology, natural resources, statistics, or a related field.
An attention to detail, and the willingness to follow established procedures and protocols to ensure scientific integrity.
Proficiency in using common software, such as Microsoft Excel, managing files, and creating and editing text files. Interest or experience in producing data visualizations or other science communication products.
The ability to work independently, and effectively with both on-site and virtual teams.
Background check clearance
Cover letter explaining your interest in the position