Ecological Data Manager

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Hamaarag, Israel's ecosystem assessment program, is a partnership of the organizations that manage Israel's ecosystems and open landscapes: the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Israeli National Parks Authority, the Israeli Forestry Service (KKL) with scientists from academic institutes. Hamaarag is located in the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Hamaarag mission is to support evidence based management and policy of Israel's open landscapes and ecosystems. Hamaarg operates via the following channels:

  • Publication of Israel's state of nature report
  • A national terrestrial biodiversity monitoring
  • Promotion of the National LTER network
  • A national ecosystem assessment: the Israel -- NEA
  • Mediterranean Sea program

Hamaarag aims to create a data base and a web based data portal enabling access to the data collected in the terrestrial biodiversity monitoring program. To this end Hamaarag is opening a one year position for an Ecological Data Manager.

The data manager will report to the managing director of Hamaarag. The data manager primary responsibility will be the development of a geospatial data base and web application for data entry, viewing and reporting. The data manager will work with the end users to define requirements, created the system specification, and will work with external contractors to design and build the system software and hardware architecture. The data manager will promote national and international collaboration and will design the system to adhere to international standards of ecological data storage.


  • Coordinate and lead the data base and data portl development from requirements to implementation
  • Define and implement data management plan for Hamaarag
  • Interface and with external contractors developing the system
  • Promote partnerships in the national and international arenas
  • Support Hamaarag's internal IT needs (up to 10% of time)


  • At least two years experience in the development and management of ecological/biological data systems
  • Graduate degree in ecology, biology or related field with a strong quantitative background. Applicants with a computer science degree with significant experience in the management of biological data sets may also apply
  • Experience with database management systems, including design, data entry, SQL and backup procedures
  • Familiarity with GIS interface with databases. Experience with the developmet of web based interfaces
  • Experience in the statistical analysis and visualization of biological data
  • Experience in program management: work plan development, budget preparation and execution, supervision of external contractors

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Expiration Date: 
Sun, 2013-07-07

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