ETHOINFORMATICS is the application of “next-generation” data collection and analysis techniques in animal behavior and ecology research. A common challenge for many scientific disciplines is to facilitate the collection and aggregation of complex data into repositories capable of supporting broad-scale and comparative analyses. This is certainly the case for field-based behavioral and ecological research, where comparative work is hindered by a lack of standardization and transparency in data collection and management practices across research groups and by a lack of advanced tools to facilitate data collection in the field. The ETHOINFORMATICS project aims to address these challenges in part by developing new software tools for the collection, management, migration, and long-term archiving of data using modern web interface and data collection protocols.
Related experience in building any of the following would be useful: data gathering for census, survey collection, in-the-field data collection. Also relevant: mobile gaming and interactive apps in HTML5 (Canvas); storage/analysis of GIS data and linkage of geospatial databases to other open source software.
Interest in and familiarity with animal behavior/zoology/psychology research is a plus!
This work can be performed remotely, but will require regular contact with project members in Austin, NYC, and St. Louis. May require occasional extended work hours or on-call obligation.
Submit a letter of interest in the position and a resume of relevant experience to email@example.com. Please include a link to your website/online portfolio, and specifically point out 2-3 mobile UI projects you have worked on.