Position InformationRecruitment/Posting Title Research Specialist (Data Scientist)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory) Department SEBS-NJ Agr Experiment Station Overview
The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is an integral component of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The experiment station provides a diverse range of research, extension, and education programs that serve the people of New Jersey and the urban, suburban, and rural communities in which they live. Through its Cooperative Extension offices in all 21 New Jersey counties, dedicated 4-H agents, Extension specialists, Family & Community Health Sciences educators, and Agriculture and Natural Resources agents work to serve New Jersey residents in every area of the state. In addition, off-campus field stations and farms focus on research ranging from support for fisheries, agriculture and allied businesses to support for youth and teens, while several centers and institutes on the George H. Cook Campus at Rutgers–New Brunswick engage in world-class research to provide solutions for a range of issues faced by New Jersey residents.
The NJAES Office of Research Analytics (ORA) provides advanced statistical, spatial, economic, and technological tools to projects and programs throughout the NJAES and broader university. The office has become a leader in developing data informatics platforms to support the NJAES mission of providing research, extension and education to its stakeholders through effective scientific communication and data visualization. The office strives to advance the knowledge and capabilities of data informatics as an important tool in bridging the gap between the scientific community and public stakeholders, and become a leader in their application across disciplines and areas of societal importance. ORA has led the development of innovative data informatics platforms across multiple research disciplines at Rutgers University including climate change, environmental science, marine and coastal sciences, urban planning, and agricultural policy, and has been successful in developing data informatics tools for various external stakeholders such as state agencies, NGOs, and foundations.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Specialist (Data Scientist) for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences' New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station (NJAES). Reporting to the Associate Director/Director of the NJAES Office of Research Analytics (ORA), the Data Scientist position is responsible for the data management, analysis, and visualization efforts within the office. This position is responsible for the data analysis efforts of the NJADAPT Program which focuses on developing new datasets, analysis efforts, and visualizations to support the various web applications utilizing interactive web-mapping, analytical tools, and data- driven snapshots/dashboards around the impacts of climate change on New Jersey. In addition, the Data Scientist position will also be a key team member on a grant-funded project from the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management developing datasets and analytical workflows to support the development of Hazard Management Plans at the State, County, and Municipal level.
Among the key duties of the position are the following
Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift Work Arrangement
Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2024. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https: // futureofwork.rutgers.edu .
FLSA Exempt Grade 05 Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary 66697.000 Annual Mid Range Salary 84422.000 Annual Maximum Salary 102147.000 Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC) Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits
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Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility ABP
Minimum Education and Experience
Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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Posting DetailsPosting Number 23ST2279
Posting Open Date 08/23/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Cook (RU-New Brunswick) City New Brunswick State NJ Location Details
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