MMI Community Opportunities

This is a collection of opportunities for jobs, publications, grants, conferences, etc that is submitted by the MMI community. Help inform the community by submitting an opportunity you know of.

CREATIV: Creative Research Awards for Transformative Interdisciplinary Ventures

CREATIV (Creative Research Awards for Transformative Interdisciplinary Ventures): a pilot grant mechanism under the Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) initiative, to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research.

Call for papers IJSWIS Special Issue on Sensor Networks, Internet of Things and Smart Devices

The aim of this IJSWIS special issue on semantic technologies for Sensor Networks, Internet of Things and communications is to present and showcase new theory and technical innovation in the ways semantic web technologies, can contribute to the growth, application and deployment of (wireless) sensor and actuator networks, and internet-connected smart devices and other things, including their communication, information management and applications

US IOOS Vacancy Announcement: Computer Engineer - announcement closes 15 Aug

The vacancy announcements for the Computer Engineer, ZP-0854-04 position opened today (August 2, 2011) and will close August 15, 2011.  NOS-AA-2011-0006 is open to all US Government Federal status employees.  NOS-AA-2011-0007 is open to all U.S. citizens.

SONet Postdoc in Semantics of Observational Data

Postdoctoral Researcher in informatics/semantics to “Develop interoperable ecological and earth science data systems”

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
University of California at Santa Barbara

Consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Post-Doctoral Position for DataONE Semantics and Integration Working Group

DataONE, which is headquartered at the University of New Mexico (UNM), is recruiting a post-doctoral associate to work with the Data Semantics and Integration Working Group of the DataONE project. This is a full-time, 12 –month position that is renewable up to three years. The physical location of where the Post-Doctoral Associate is located is flexible. Applications will be accepted starting immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Summer Internships with DataONE available

2011 Summer Internship Program

The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is a virtual organization dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to biodiversity and environmental data, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. DataONE is pleased to announce the availability of summer research internships for undergraduates, graduate students and recent postgraduates.


Software Developer for Global Environment Monitoring Unit

From Job Description: The Global Environment Monitoring Unit (Ispra, Italy) of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is looking for a software developer who will work on web processing services (WPS) for modelling habitats in protected areas and on the uncertainty propagation between web modeling services.

SCCOOS Programmer Job Opening

From Job Description: As Product Developer, in coordination with scientists and staff; research, design and implement a system to integrate oceanographic data sets. Determine portability of oceanographic datasets from various organizations into the SCCOOS system. Implement a database/file based architecture to archive and serve large data sets. Develop compiled programs and scripts to automate transfer and quality control (QC) of data. Document design procedures. Develop metadata system that conforms to standards that are being adopted for the marine observation programs (Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO)). Develop and implement access methods for end-user data from the SCCOOS data system such as Sensor Observation Service (SOS), Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services (THREDDS), the Environmental Research Division's Data Access Program (ERDDAP). Coordinate efforts with federal IOOS DMAC activates.

Three Job Opportunities for Interoperable Geoscience Web Service Developers

The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS, is hiring three staff to work on web service development and deployment for the National Geothermal Data System. They are looking for a variety of abilities, including programming for web service clients and servers (mostly JAVA, building on existing FOSS projects or ArcGIS), XML schema development and testing, xslt transformations, and various ETL projects for which some geology domain knowledge will be useful/necessary. Resume review will start next week, search will remain open until the three positions are filled, see above links for more information.

NEPTUNE Canada is hiring Research Theme Integrators

NEPTUNE Canada has five openings - one in each of the following broad research themes on the observatory:

1. Plate tectonic processes and earthquake dynamics
2. Dynamic processes of fluid fluxes and gas hydrates in the sea bed
3. Regional ocean/climate dynamics and effects on marine biota
4. Deep-sea ecosystem dynamics
5. Engineering and computational research

Interested applicants should identify on their cover letter which research theme they are applying to.

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