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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 219906-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The data manager (DM) will be responsible for managing a large spatial and temporal relational database created for a collaborative NSF project examining water quality relationships to land use/cover and climate. The DM will work closely with faculty and graduate students, system administrator, and other data managers and be responsible for the basic components of database management including, but not limited to: metadata entry; ETL (extracting-transforming-loading) tasks; creating and managing user accounts; updates, and access control; creation of SQL scripts; manipulation and migration of existing databases into the existing RDBMS.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

An undergraduate degree in an ecological field, in computer science/engineering, or information science is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Demonstrated basic skills and at least one year of experience in scientific data handling and data processing script writing plus some knowledge of ecological principals and field data collection; Being comfortable with using and learning new technologies (e.g., database technology, R scripting, XML editing); Demonstrated capacity to learn quickly, work independently, as well as work well within teams; Attention to detail and the skills to communicate effectively with ecologists as well as technical staff in person and in writing are extremely important.

Specific desirable skills are experience in database technology, SQL, R, and knowledge of aquatic biogeochemistry methods. Although some training in these technologies will be provided, willingness to find solutions and do trouble shooting independently through searching the web is also needed.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,090 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired into an Associate Information Process Consultant, Information Process Consultant, or Senior Information Process Consultant title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Alyssa Lukey Winters, or 608-262-3304

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Alyssa Luckey Winters
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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