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DataONE Provenance Systems for Data Science

Provenance Systems for Data Science: Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)
The iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in collaboration with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is seeking candidates for a post-doc position to work on provenance systems for data science.

The position is funded by an NSF award to the DataONE project ( In the first phase, DataONE has developed a resilient, scalable cyberinfrastructure using Member Nodes (data repositories), Coordinating Nodes, and an Investigator Toolkit (ITK) to support the data access and data management needs of biological, Earth, and environmental science researchers in the U.S. and across the globe.

The selected postdoc will work with an interdisciplinary team of computational scientists, computer scientists, and software developers from various DataONE sites to jointly develop advanced provenance capabilities for DataONE. This is a geographically distributed project (UNM, UCSB, ORNL, and other sites), with many remotely participating members. The postdoc will be expected to be an active member of the DataONE development team, participate in teleconferences and travel to DataONE meetings and for presentation of DataONE work at conferences.

Strong candidates will have:
*a degree in computer science, computational science, or a related technical field,
*experience with science data management, and software engineering,
*interest to work in a team.

To apply: The postdoc will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bertram Ludäscher at UIUC. Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of interest in this position, a list of three references and their contact information to Further inquiries about suitability for the position are welcome.

Opportunity within the NCO: