Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Powdermill Nature Reserve seeks a temporary Data Analyst who will play a leading role in analysis and interpretation of existing long-term data as well as contributing to the future direction and funding of forest systems research at Powdermill Nature Reserve. Responsibilities for this position include analyzing and publishing data from Powdermill Nature Reserve’s vegetation data set, GIS laboratory, and forest succession plots. Specific duties will include data validation (proofing), gathering appropriate climate data, massaging data into a usable format for analysis, analyzing data, conducting literature reviews, and writing and submitting peer reviewed publications. The Analyst and Planner may also be required to provide additional statistical support for other research projects undertaken by the Powdermill Research Staff and assist with current data collection and supervising field assistants in season as needed. The Analyst and Planner will be expected to use his or her knowledge of forest systems research to contribute to cutting edge research plans and proposals for future forest research.
QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have or develop ability to program in Python, demonstrate facility with Excel, and be fluent with statistical methods and software (R, SAS, Matlab). Applicant must have a PhD and successful publication record. Knowledge of forest systems and conservation is required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The successful applicant must be able to work well both independently and as part of a team as well as excelling in communication and public speaking skills. Proficiency in writing scientific publications is a must. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work includes occasional strenuous hiking, walking across cold streams, carrying substantial loads over rough terrain and through forested areas, perhaps in inclement weather. Must be willing to live at Powdermill Nature Reserve during field work. The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment: • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process. However, if you would like to apply for the documents on your own or for more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh website http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=12 To apply: First time users, click CREATE PROFILE. You must upload, type, or paste your resume and cover letter in the appropriate fields in order to be considered for this position with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. When applying for multiple jobs, please keep in mind that our applicant system is only able to maintain a single resume and cover letter in your Applicant Profile. Therefore, we recommend that your application materials be submitted in a general format that will apply to all positions to which you are expressing an interest. Returning applicants should log in using the previously created account. Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability