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Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), a consortium of 125 U.S. universities dedicated to the operation of facilities for the acquisition, management and distribution of seismological data, is hiring a Director of Data Services (DS) to manage its Data Services directorate. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key, senior role in the IRIS organization. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) in Seattle, Washington, which has a staff of 23 people and an annual budget of ~$5M. The DMC currently archives roughly ½  petabyte of seismic waveform and other geophysical data and annually distributes nearly one petabyte of data to users in over 170 countries. 

The Director’s other responsibilities include: 

  • management of four contracts/subawards to UC San Diego, U. of Washington, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Kazakh National Data Center; 
  • strategic planning and budgeting for DS;
  • collaboration with other directorates and programs within IRIS;
  • obtaining support for DS activities beyond IRIS’ core award from NSF; 
  • serving as the primary interface between DS and the IRIS community; and
  • working with network operators and data centers around the world. 

The Director establishes the vision to keep the DMC in a leadership position regarding scientific data management, development of new data products, and delivery of data to users both nationally and internationally using the latest advances in cyberinfrastructure and information systems.

This position is located in Seattle, Washington. A more in-depth position description may be found at www.iris.edu/hq/employment. Please submit your resume and a short statement (2 pages max) describing your qualifications for this position and your vision for IRIS Data Services to HR@iris.edu. Evaluation of applications will begin September 1, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The IRIS Consortium believes a diverse staff makes us a stronger organization. We are committed to hiring people of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation or gender identities, marital status, veteran status, religions and disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

For any questions about this position, please contact Brian Stump, Search Committee Chair.