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.

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 
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance 
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

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