Technical Professional, Earth Science Informatics

Requisition Id 3980 




The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an opening for a Technical Professional in its Earth Sciences Informatics portfolio. The successful candidate will help link advanced informatics and computer science to metadata management and distribution in the Earth, climate, and environmental sciences.


Major Duties/Responsibilities:


The successful candidate may be involved with scientific metadata management, software development, and data operations activities that support projects in Environmental Data Science at ORNL, such as the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Center.


We are seeking a self-starter, willing to develop expertise in data preparation for archiving and distribution, as well as, advanced data tools development and data flow operations. The following skills and experience are desirable:


Qualifications Required:


  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Information Science or related discipline
  • Strong background in scientific data management and data operations as applied to earth and atmospheric science applications
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in informatics or data science or scientific data curation
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in one or more programming languages such as: Python or Java
  • Strong software experience in building data analysis, visualizations, or automating data workflows using modern technologies
  • Strong experience working with geophysical sensor data and/or biological data
  • Knowledge and experience in database applications such as PostGreSQL
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Desire to learn and adopt new tools and technologies as required by the projects


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Salary Range
$52,000.00 - 81,000.00
per Year
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Oak Ridge, TN 37831, US