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NEON Staff Scientist - Education & Public Engagement

Staff Scientist (Science Educator)

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Job Summary
This position reports to the Supervising Scientist in the Education and Public Engagement Department. The Science educator works with NEON staff and the science/data informatics community to develop an online suite of resources, including training materials, tools, videos, graphics, data visualizations, data-focused activities that support the use of NEON and other complementary data to answer grand challenge science questions. These resources will be used for both online tutorials and courses and in person delivery through workshops and in classrooms. Material development will focus on data literacy concepts including the use of key data formats (e.g. spatial data, text files and hierarchical data formats) in open source tools including R, Python and others and the application of using NEON data to answer local to continental scale science questions. Materials will also cover data visualization and issues and methods associated with data fusion. The Science Educator will ensure that resources are pedagogically appropriate for key audiences including academic (undergraduate and graduate level) and professional (scientists and faculty). The candidate will also work closely the education and public engagement teams to support development of student programs including undergraduate research experiences and a graduate course. 
This is a term position with work scheduled until end of construction, which is anticipated to be September 30, 2017.
Must have permanent authorization for US employment.

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