Two new positions to support the Heliophysics Digital Resource Library (HDRL) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center:

 

  1. Digital Scientist Position.   DEADLINE: Nov 01 2022

  2. Digital Librarian Position.  DEADLINE: Nov 01 2022


Digital Scientist Position at NASA/GSFC

The Heliophysics Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking to fill a Data Scientist position to support the HDRL (Heliophysics Digital Resource Library). The overall objective of the position is to Enable the interlinking of HDRL digital assets with outside digital assets such as the literature available at the Astrophysical Data Service (ADS) and Develop automated means to aid in the registration and interlinking of these digital assets.

Deliverables
Create a process and code which helps automate the identification of research papers in Heliophysics which utilize NASA Heliophysics datasets. Code created to do this is made publicly available. A list of DOIs for papers which have been identified and their associated NASA datasets. Provide an automated process for testing the effectiveness of the technical solution for identifying research papers with NASA datasets. Provide an automated means to validate the ADS links between papers and datasets. Application of the above deliverables to the SOHO mission (SOHO is the priority mission, other missions as time allows). Generate monthly reports and associated presentations summarizing the project status. Write and submit a paper summarizing the project and its findings. Leads technical approach for interlinking digital products w/ ADS Develops technical approach, design and implements in code Tests, evaluates and obtains results from technical approach Liaison with ADS staff and provides results from technical approach Provides presentations as requested of project technical approach Responsible for project report

Education & Experience
Bachelor's or Master’s in Data Science or the equivalent in experience. 1+ yrs experience in text analytics, NLP and Machine learning 3+ yrs demonstrated ability writing code in Python3 NLP/ML libraries and tools in Python Git repositories and software development best practices.

Skills Required
Strong experience in several areas of Data Science Knowledge graphs, semantic technologies Prior experience working with scientific literature Prior experience with broader Machine Learning Background in Heliophysics or other science Familiarity with Open Source and Open Data best practices SME experience in Heliophysics and technical approach Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment. Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative and work independently. Strong and effective written communication of technical information

Success metrics
Timely delivery of DOIs for papers and datasets that ADS is capable of integrating Delivery of technical solutions which are accurate at a level of 90% or greater for identification of research papers which use NASA heliophysics datasets. Tools are used in practice by SOHO Project Scientists.

The appointment will be through one of the six member institutions of the Partnership for Heliospheric and Space Environment Research (PHaSER). Please visit the PHaSER web site for more information on this announcement and the PHaSER partner organizations: https://physics.catholic.edu/faculty-and-research/phaser/.

Please contact Dr Aaron Roberts (aaron.roberts@nasa.gov) or Brian Thomas (brian.a.thomas@nasa.gov) with questions about these opportunities.

To apply, submit the following by November 1, 2022:
A cover letter describing background, qualifications, scientific interests, and experience relevant to the position (no more than two pages) A full curriculum vitae (CV) - detailing education, research experience, publications, awards, software experience and other skills. Contact information for three professional references
Email all documents, preferably in a single pdf file, to cua-physics@cua.edu, with the subject line ‘Geospace Physics Laboratory Postdoc Application’.

The appointment start date will be determined by mutual agreement with the successful candidate and can be initiated immediately after selection. The positions are open to U. S. citizens, residents, and foreign nationals from non-designated countries. All PHaSER institutions are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Digital Librarian Position at NASA/GSFC

The Heliophysics Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking to fill a Digital Librarian position to support the HDRL (Heliophysics Digital Resource Library). The overall objective of the position is to Increase the rate of registration of digital assets for HDRL and Enhance and improve the discovery, description (metadata) and management of these digital assets using modern technologies and processes.
Deliverables: Augment and maintain a standards-based registry of HDRL resources. Assure that all HDRL resources have appropriate DOIs and other PIDs. Work to make these useful to the community and to HQ.
Assist in making all digital resources widely known and easily discoverable and accessible; this involves a variety of skills, including interactive web page design and publicizing regular notices of HDRL capabilities and services.

Coordinate work on databases and semantic technologies and/or related technologies for greatly accelerating and improving discovery and use of digital resources.
Oversee streamlining and automating (as possible) the system for registering and using digital resource metadata.

Education & Experience
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in digital library science, or equivalent experience. Background in a relevant science discipline, e.g., space physics, astronomy, earth science. Experience with semantic web and related technologies for linking and providing digital resources.

Skills Required
Knowledge of techniques and practices for curation and registration of digital content. Experience with web development and team software technologies (eg: HTML, CSS, Agile, Jira/GitHub) Experience as a database developer and data modeler. Experience as a developer or programmer working with databases. Strong problem-solving skills. Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills.

Skills Helpful
Prior experience working with scientific literature and DOIs Knowledge of software development lifecycle. Familiarity with Open Science, Open Data/FAIR best practices. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment. Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative and work independently. Strong and effective written communication of technical information

Please contact Dr Aaron Roberts (aaron.roberts@nasa.gov) or Brian Thomas (brian.a.thomas@nasa.gov) with questions about these opportunities.

To apply, submit the following by November 1, 2022:
A cover letter describing background, qualifications, scientific interests, and experience relevant to the position (no more than two pages) A full curriculum vitae (CV) - detailing education, research experience, publications, awards, software experience and other skills. Contact information for three professional references
Email all documents, preferably in a single pdf file, to cua-physics@cua.edu, with the subject line ‘Geospace Physics Laboratory Postdoc Application’.

The appointment start date will be determined by mutual agreement with the successful candidate and can be initiated immediately after selection. The positions are open to U. S. citizens, residents, and foreign nationals from non-designated countries. All PHaSER institutions are Equal Opportunity Employers.