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Job ID 25866
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Cyberinfrastructure Team of a statewide project called "The Missouri Transect: Climate, Plants, and Community," which is funded by the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The overall objective of the position is to curate and organize research data in order to make it available to various user groups via the Missouri Transect Data Portal. User groups include researchers, educators and the general public. Data types include high throughput plant phenotyping (image and sensor), genomic, climate and weather data. Responsibilities include 1) assisting researchers in submitting and organizing data, 2) curating research data and metadata, 3) working with the Missouri Transect Data Portal developer to create data visualizations, 4) developing documentation, 5) interacting with users in person and electronically. This position will provide a motivated individual with opportunities to present their work at scientific meetings.



  • BS degree in the Biological Sciences or related field.
  • Experience collecting, organizing and maintaining data in a research setting.
  • Experience with Linux/Unix command line, MySQL database development, Perl programming.
  • Motivation to develop expertise in research data management and bioinformatics.
  • Ability and desire to interact with various user groups, including scientists, educators and students.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity and Values Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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MU Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity. The broad range of life experiences, values, cultural practices and perspectives in our community establishes an institutional foundation for innovative learning and discovery. It further expands the university's ability to become a globally-recognized epicenter for education, research and entrepreneurship. It is expected that the successful candidate will share this commitment.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

Application submissions should include: cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references.





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Posted: 3/8/2018
Application Due: 4/10/2018
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