Spatial Analysis and Research Center Manager
Unit: Office of Research
Position Code: SOR4367A
Closing Date: 02/15/2013
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The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 5,600 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
The Spatial Analysis and Research Center (SpARC) Manager is an individual with excellent research analysis and communication skills, and experience working in a spatial center. That individual’s key responsibilities/functions will involve: applying spatial analysis and visualization tools and techniques appropriate to faculty and student research; providing analysis and writing in support of faculty grant applications with a spatial component; developing and implementing GIS short courses and workshops for members of the UC Merced community and its partners; building a user base through communication and outreach, including a website, seminar series and drop-in hours; and administering and maintaining the SpARC server, lab equipment and software site licenses, engaging IT staff where possible.
• Master's or Ph.D. (preferred) in a geospatial field.
• Thorough knowledge of spatial research functions.
• Thorough skills associated with spatial analysis.
• Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
• Skills in project management.
• Research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations.
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