Data Specialist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Data Specialist to support research performed in the Geophysical Monitoring Programs (GMP). We are seeking an individual with quantitative skills and experience in working with large quantities of geophysical data. The applicant will work with the GMP team to collect, organize, and manage the GMPs extensive seismic research database. This position will report to the Seismology group leader and the Program Leaders. This position is in the Seismology Group within the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division (AEED) in the Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Collect, organize, and manipulatemoderately complex to complex geophysical data sets for processing, including data storage, access, and quality control.
- Develop and maintain metadata management processes/practices to facilitate data curation.
- Work with the GMP team to help maintain and improve the LLNL Seismic Research Database (SRDB) in support of a variety of research programs related to non-proliferation, national and energy security.
- Discover, retrieve and reformat international datasets from a variety of public sources and collaborative partnerships.
- Interact with sponsors, customers, partners, and data providers including universities, U.S. government agencies, national laboratories, foreign data providers, consortia, and international organizations (e.g. CTBTO).
- Support research and proposals from the Seismology Group and team members; provide support to GMP researchers in presenting results at program reviews, scientific meetings and in peer-reviewed journals and technical reports.
- Work as part of a scientific team and interact with seismologists and other researchers to design and implement research projects, while coordinating program requirements and deliverables for sponsors.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Serve as a technical expert and organizational spokesperson to external partners on current geophysical research.
- Set wide-ranging project vision and strategy and influence technical direction for self and others.
- Exert significant influence in seismological and geophysical methods for characterizing seismic sources and the subsurface.

- Bachelors degree or higher in seismology, geophysics or associated field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge of seismic and other geophysical data including infrasound, hydroacoustic, geodetic, and imagery.
- Knowledge in distribution methods for geophysical data including data providers (FDSN, NEIC, IRIS, UNAVCO, IMS, ORFEUS), web data services, compression, encryption
- Familiarity with seismological and geophysical methods for characterizing the subsurface.
- Broad experience collecting, processing and analyzing local/regional seismic data, and proficiency in organizing and analyzing large databases of waveforms, events, amplitudes, and arrivals.
- Proficient programming skills (Java, C/C++, Python, Matlab, Perl, scripts), and experience with heterogeneous computing environments (Mac/PC/UNIX/LINUX platforms).
- Familiarity with relational databases, including SQL scripting, and an understanding of enterprise-level relational databases and data repositories.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Significant experience and advanced knowledge in seismology and other geophysical methods.
- Significant experience developing and implementing creative solutions to a diverse range of highly complex problems.
- Significant experience writing and presenting reports, publications, and proposals.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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