LTAR Assistant Data Manager

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The Archbold-UF LTAR is in search of a dedicated Assistant Data Manager to assist with organization and dissemination of data associated with their sites. Our ideal candidate is someone who loves databases and coding but has a background in (or interest in) agroecology and sustainable food production and understands its importance to society. We are looking for someone who doesn’t mind being on a computer all day working through data issues, and problem solving our data management needs. We need someone who is creative and driven, and will take initiative to help Archbold and LTAR best manage our data. This person will be happy to assist staff at both sites with their data documentation and organization. 


  • Day to day responsibilities include data management coordination for two of the Archbold-UF LTAR sites, MAERC and RCREC (; This will include some travel between the two sites, which are approximately 60 miles apart.
  • Participate in LTAR network Data Management working group meetings and conference calls
  • Work alongside the Data Services team to assist researchers with data management tasks
  • Ability to clearly communicate with project investigators on all data management related issues
  • Monitoring and trouble-shooting of data flow from streaming sensors to relational databases, and automated subset data transfers to offsite end users
  • Microsoft Access database creation and maintenance, including form design, to support ongoing research projects at both sites
  • Datasets vary by project and include hydrology, climate, biodiversity, land management, livestock tracking, among others
  • Provide support for all data management tasks
  • Occasional field support for field technicians
  • Assist GIS and Data Manager with other data management related tasks as needed.


  • Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Agricultural Sciences or Engineering or related field, with relevant coursework/equivalent work experience using relational databases preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Word and Excel is required
  • Experience with R, Microsoft SQL Server, VBA coding, MS Access form design and macro creation preferred
  • Ability to troubleshoot network data flow connections, database errors, VBA code
  • Ability to work with diverse datasets to accommodate ongoing projects
  • Ability to work with research staff, outside agencies and other stakeholders such as cattle ranchers
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
  • Good verbal and written communication/documentation skills

This is a one year full-time position that offers health and dental benefits, retirement plan with matching employer contributions after one year, paid vacation and sick leave, and 10 paid holidays per year. The position may be extended each year with the possibility of future funding. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, to Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S. Reviewing of applicants will begin November 6th and continue until position is filled. EOE/AA Employer

Expiration Date: 
Tue, 2018-11-06

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