Rainforest Trust seeks an experienced tropical conservationist with hands-on field experience and a GIS specialist. The primary role of this new position will be to assist protected area projects from inception to completion and to monitor their effectiveness through remote sensing techniques. The position will analyze Protected Areas, endangered species, forest cover, and land use changes as well as assist our field partners with management actions to ensure the protection of over 100 Protected Areas across the tropics. Go to http://gjc.org/gjc-cgi/showjob.pl?id=1425935870 for full description.
The Master’s of Science in Geospatial Technologies program at the University of Washington – Tacoma is looking for a funded RA position for the academic year of 2015-2016.
The selected student will support assistant professor Jim Thatcher on a project to map and visualize the multi-dimensional network that spins outward as information is uploaded, shared, accessed, and exchanged across social media and through mobile device use. Proprietary control of information and privacy concerns will necessarily limit and shape the contours of these visualizations revealing, in their obfuscation, where and how individuals and corporations lose control of their digital identity. As society arranges itself in such a way as to be understood through computational query, tracing the complete path of a single piece of data offers unique insight into where, physically and socially, the supposed quantified self emerges within tangles of privately owned data.
The Masters of Science in Geospatial Technologies program is a one year M.S. degree that offers an applied degree in the burgeoning field of geospatial information and technologies. The Research Assistant for this project would have the opportunity to use open-source tools taught in our curriculum in a research environment. This provides the student not only with professional opportunities in research labs, but also with the ability to be directly involved in conference presentations and potential publications.
The application deadline to be considered for this position is April 1st, 2015. Please mention your desire for consideration in your application. Additional details may be found at: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/urban-studies/master-science-geospatial-technologies-0
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World Resources Institute has three open GIS positions in the Global Forest Watch initiative:
|GFW Data & Website Research Assistant||Location: US-DC-Washington||Program: Food, Forest, and Water (FFW)||Type: Regular Full-Time|
|Global Forest Watch GIS Research Analyst I||Location: US-DC-Washington||Program: Food, Forest, and Water (FFW)||Type: Regular Full-Time|
|Global Forest Watch GIS Research Analyst II||Location: US-DC-Washington||Program: Food, Forest, and Water (FFW)||Type: Regular Full-Time|
Please also see the WRI Careers page – we have 10 open positions in Washington, DC or our international offices that require GIS knowledge or experience (search by keyword GIS). Please apply online to any position; only applications submitted through the WRI Careers portal will be considered. Please feel free to forward!
GIS Manager, Forest Program
World Resources Institute
Direct: +1 202-729-7795
firstname.lastname@example.org | Skype: susan.minnemeyer | Twitter: @susanminnemeyer
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Office of Information Management, is currently seeking to fill an Information Technology Analyst position to support GIS use in the department.
The application closing date is March 31, 2015. More information on is available on the Connecticut Statewide Jobs page.
The West Virginia GIS Technical Center (http://www.wvgis.wvu.edu), housed in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University, is seeking a graduate research assistant at the Masters or Ph.D. level in Geographic Information Science. At a minimum, applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Geography, Geology, Computer Science or related field or any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the qualification and ability to perform the duties of the position. Successful applicants are expected to work toward a higher degree in GIS Sciences.
Job Requirements: Work 20 hours/week and full-time employment during the summer; hours are flexible with class schedule. GRA’s include a tuition waiver and stipends at the MA and PhD levels are competitive.
Start Date: Start date is typically August, but other project start dates may be available.
Application Due Date: Review of applicants by the Department and WV GIS Technical Center will begin upon submission.
- Must meet the graduate student entrance qualifications of the Geology & Geography Department.
- Ability to conduct research in Geographic Information Science and present findings.
- Advanced working knowledge of spatial analysis and/or GIS databases.
- >Accepted into MA or Ph.D. program in the WVU Department of Geology and Geography. For application requirements, see http://geography.wvu.edu/
- GIS Research: Demonstrated ability to conduct GIS research on topics ranging from the physical aspects of a region to human activities within a given area.
- Programming Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of GIS programming languages, application development/implementation, mobile applications, and online mapping services.
- Minimal Supervision: Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Multi-Tasking: Performs multiple tasks simultaneously in an efficient and effective manner
- Communications Skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with other staff members
Application: Submit a formal application to WVU and the Geography Graduate Studies Coordinator. For instructions, see http://geography.wvu.edu/
- In your Statement of Interest to the Graduate Studies Coordinator, express your desire to work at the WV GIS Technical Center.
- In addition, interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Kurt Donaldson, Manager, WV GIS Technical Center, email: WVGISTechCenter@gmail.
com. If possible, please provide links to previous research and contributions to successful GIS applications.
Visit http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.html to learn about this year’s NASA DEVELOP projects and application procedures. DEVELOP is a NASA program in which students conduct research with scientists utilizing remote sensing and GIS.