Staff Associate

Palisades, NY, US

This position is located in Rockland County, NY at the Lamont Campus of Columbia University.

Solve problems for climate and societal dataset production and development for the IRI (International Research Institute for Climate and Society). Develop and maintain data archive documentation and training materials. Assist and support the IRI Data Library and IRI Scientists. Support, develop and produce specialized software products and tools. Support and maintain routine data library software functions.

Analyze geophysical datasets and their impact on climate-sensitive sectors of society (e.g. agriculture, hydrology, health). Develop online analyses for these datasets that are critical for stakeholders and policy makers to reduce the risk of climate variability and climate change on these sectors. Develop online monitoring and early warning systems for particular foci within these sectors.

Work as part of a program team that develops and maintains the operational aspects of the IRI Data Library system. Work with Data Library developers to enhance the reliability and capability of the Data Library system for IRI and partner institutions. Will develop the integration of the IRI Data Library with other online climate data services, including incorporation of Google Maps and JavaScript libraries in the IRI Data Library maprooms. Will enhance the current documentation for datasets and will develop training materials for Data Library users and administrators.

Assist colleagues in IRI, as directed.

Receives general supervision and direction. Independent judgment required within set parameters. No supervisory responsibility of others.