Data Analyst

California, United States
19 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Summary

The Caltech Seismo Lab seeks a staff member to participate in the operation of the Caltech/USGS southern California earthquake monitoring network (SCSN/CISN). The duties consist of routine data analysis of earthquake data using standard graphics software tools. In addition, the person will be part of a team tracking the state of health of the network. We are interested in individuals with some computer skills who like hands on work in a dynamic environment.

Job Duties

  • Will analyze seismic data from the SCSN/CISN using standard software tools and procedures, including a graphical interface on a PC computer
  • Will participate in monitoring the state of health of stations and works with SCSN/CISN real-time operators to ensure completeness of the data archive. Will assist with troubleshooting various aspects of the data acquisition process
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including varied technical assignments requiring the use of standard scientific principles, techniques, and process

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate degree in science or engineering, or equivalent with at least one year of work experience required
  • Have basic computer hardware and software skills, including PC operation and Microsoft Works software
  • Requires ability to operate graphical interactive scientific software on a PC computer for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work with a team, and pay attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and a high level of initiative are required

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S degree in science or engineering preferred
  • Experience using interactive graphical user interfaces software for analyzing and reviewing data, a plus
  • Experience in analysis of seismic or other geophysical data and some UNIX or LINX experience, a plus

Required Documents

  • Resume