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Shark Lab Data Analyst

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 2/22/23

Job Description

Shark Lab Data Analyst

Job No: 520557
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

This position provides data management and analysis support to Shark Lab research operations including shark tagging, active tracking, receiver data, AUV and UAV data sets. This position will also support graduate student research by providing programming, data analysis and mentoring, assist with data management and server maintenance, and assist with report and manuscript writing.
Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with management, organization, preparation, and data analysis of all Shark Lab data sets.
  • Assist with database management and curation of new incoming data.
  • Assist Shark Lab Operating Systems Analyst with server maintenance and field technician and student access.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles of data science, data management and processing. Ability to evaluate data, perform data quality assurance and control. Understanding of database architecture and development. Knowledge of marine electronics, oceanographic and telemetry technology. Ability to train and supervise others.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Required: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and two (2) years of related experience required.

Preferred: MS degree (or higher) in Marine Science, Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or related discipline from an accredited institution is strongly preferred, and the equivalent of two (2) or more years of experience in data science, providing data management, processing, and data analysis (spatial and temporal) and working with marine scientists is strongly preferred. Experience programming in Python and SQL strongly preferred. Experience working with acoustic and satellite telemetry, biologging, or oceanographic datasets preferred. Experience programming in other computer languages preferred. Experience working with students with data management preferred.

Shark Beach Safety

Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Nonexempt

The hiring range for this position is $3,518 to $4,337, commensurate with experience. The salary range for this classification is $3,518 to $6,791 per month.

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Nov 06, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.