LTAR Assistant Data Manager - Archbold-UF
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:19 AM

LTAR Assistant Data Manager

 Archbold Biological Station and its partner site University of Florida Range Cattle Research Center (UF RCREC) are part of the Long-term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR), a network of 18 agroecosystems across the United States that seek to address the grand challenge of maintaining multiple ecosystem services in food production systems.  The Archbold-UF LTAR consists of three research sites dispersed across agricultural and conservation lands throughout south central Florida, totaling nearly 9,000 ha.

 The Archbold-UF LTAR is in search of a dedicated Assistant Data Manager to assist with organization and dissemination of data associated with their sites. Our ideal candidate is someone who loves databases and coding but has a background in (or interest in) agroecology and sustainable food production and understands its importance to society. We are looking for someone who doesn’t mind being on a computer all day working through data issues, and problem solving our data management needs. We need someone who is creative and driven, and will take initiative to help Archbold and LTAR best manage our data.  This person will be happy to assist staff at both sites with their data documentation and organization.


This is a one year full-time position that offers health and dental benefits, retirement plan with matching employer contributions after one year, paid vacation and sick leave, and 10 paid holidays per year.  The position may be extended each year with the possibility of future funding.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, to

[email protected]  Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S.  Reviewing of applicants will begin November 6th and continue until position is filled, with goal to fill position as soon as possible.  More information can be found at EOE/AA Employer


Essential Duties and Responsibilities_________________________________________________

  • Day to day responsibilities include data management coordination for two of the Archbold-UF LTAR sites, MAERC and RCREC (; This will include some travel between the two sites, which are approximately 60 miles apart.
  • Participate in LTAR network Data Management working group meetings and conference calls
  • Work alongside the Data Services team to assist researchers with data management tasks
  • Monitoring and trouble-shooting of data flow from streaming sensors to relational databases, and automated subset data transfers to offsite end users
  • Microsoft Access database creation and maintenance, including form design, to support ongoing research projects at both sites


Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Computer Science or related field, with relevant coursework/equivalent work experience using relational databases preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Word and Excel is required
  • Experience with R, Microsoft SQL Server, VBA coding, MS Access form design and macro creation preferred
Ability to troubleshoot network data flow connections, database errors, VBA code