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$53,600.00 - $82,000.00 / Year
Rosecrans Street
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Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F in port, Variable at sea

#119032 Research Data Analyst 2

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/7/2022

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego is one of the most important centers for global earth science research and education in the world. Scripps scientists work to understand and protect the planet by investigating our oceans, Earth, and atmosphere to find solutions to our greatest environmental challenges. Scripps leads research in climate change impacts and adaptation, resilience to hazards, conservation and biodiversity, oceans and human health, national security, and innovative technology to observe the planet.Supporting the efforts of SIO is the Oceanographic Data Facility (ODF), which is part of Shipboard Technical Support (STS) and is comprised of data processors and chemists. ODF personnel participate in numerous large-scale worldwide oceanographic expeditions providing reference quality data to researchers in the U.S. and abroad. These expeditions require a high level of technical expertise, extensive planning, and often, complicated logistical support. ODF also provides support for small-scale projects as well as technical consultations and equipment training.

Incumbent will work on research data reporting assignments that are of moderate diversity in scope. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Incumbent will also acquire and process all conductivity, temperature, depth and oxygen profile (CTDO) data on research expeditions utilizing established processing methods and routines. Consult with other data analysts, technicians, and scientists to make recommendations for updating and improving the processing routines. Develop, maintain and document Python scientific software used for processing data. Communicate with international researchers on results from previous cruises.Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. This position is also eligible for full: 1) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance 2) Vacation/Holidays 3) Life Insurance 4) UC Retirement Plan.

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NOTE: Salary placement is determined by the top candidate’s overall qualifications/relevant experience, market data, and internal equity.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Working knowledge of research function. General background in Oceanography.

  • Working skills in statistical analysis, systems programming, database design, and data security measures. Knowledge of python and software programming best practices.

  • Working skills in analysis and consultation. Background/knowledge of CTD data collection and processing steps.

  • Experience with the installation and configuration of computers and peripheral equipment (e.g. monitors, and printers).

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.


  • Proven experience with the working operation of hydrographic sampling equipment.

  • Skilled at researching and implementing new equipment and processing software for optimal group performance.

  • Experience with chemical analyses of seawater.


  • Must be willing and able to participate in research cruises of up to 2 months duration, for a total of up to 6 months annually.
  • Must possess a U.S. passport to travel globally without restriction. Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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