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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agricultural Research Division
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Posted: 03/26/2021
Data Management Specialist

The Agricultural Research Division (ARD) at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ( invites applications for a Data Management Specialist Research Assistant Professor. This position will support ARD’s current efforts around big data, and the successful candidate will contribute to the cutting-edge transdisciplinary research in agriculture and natural resource sciences. The candidate will work with the Holland Computing Center, Information Technology Services, University Libraries and external federal partners (e.g., Agricultural Research Service, USDA) to initiate the development of agricultural data architecture, configuration, and analytic technologies that will allow our researchers to store (short and long-term), visualize, show workflow, use version control (i.e., keep previous versions), integrate heterogeneous data, capture metadata (that can be expandable), guarantee compatibility between systems, and offer onsite analysis (i.e., avoid downloads). In addition to the above-described duties, the candidate will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments. The candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Agricultural Research Division are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

A PhD in computer science, geospatial science, machine learning, agricultural sciences or a related field is required. The successful candidate must have experience in data infrastructure design and development; and experience in working with large-scale unstructured datasets: time series, geospatial (vector and raster), images, and video streams.

Preferred candidates will have an understanding of agricultural and natural resources data; demonstrated ability to multitask; oral and written communication skills; student/staff training ability at the college level; and experience in publishing technical papers, reports and other products (such as software packages and apps).

To view details of the position and create an application, go to, requisition F_210024. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and your experience contributing to inclusive environments; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to Review of applications to begin April 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See