Information Systems Associate II/III

Woods Hole
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Created: July 11, 2013


The Library is searching for an Information Systems Associate II/III to join their team. This is a regular full-time position and is eligible for benefits.


Provide leadership in digital library initiatives, informatics, and data management. Collaborate with scientists and data managers on informatics and data projects; design and develop library systems and databases, develop web applications; work collaboratively with staff on projects and maintenance of current systems, including cruise data database, the Integrated Library System (ILS) Voyager and the institutional repository WHOAS.

Typical computing skills might include content mangement systems (Drupal), relational database systems (MySQL) and programming languages (Ruby, Java). Willingness to occasionally go to sea is highly desirable.

Performs other related duties as required.

Sea Duty conditions and physical attributions: May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to lifting up to 40 lbs independently above the shoulder, shoulder to knee and knee to floor, visual requirements include depth perception, ability to see peripherally, ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus, ability to distinguish basic colors, may be exposed to extended periods of time at a computer monitor, possess basic abilities to hear spoken word. This position is mostly sedentary with occasional standing/walking, occasional reaching, stooping, bending kneeling and crouching. May be exposed to dust or other irritants. Physical duties are subject to change.

Master's Degree in computer science or related field with some experience or a Bachelor's Degree in computer science or earth science with several years of experience.


WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Applications are reviewed confidentially

Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email for assistance.


Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 13:59 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:45 UTC