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UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Agricultural Research Division Seeks Data Management Specialist

March 19, 2021

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Description of Work :
This position will support our recent excellent faculty hires who are working on cutting edge research in their disciplines, and collaborating across disciplinary boundaries in our systems teams. The incumbent will work with the Holland Computing Center, ITS, Libraries, and external Federal partners (e.g., Agricultural Research Service, USDA) to initiate the development of agricultural data architecture, configuration, and analytic technologies that will allow our researchers to store (short and long-term), visualize, show workflow, use version control (i.e., keep previous versions), integrate heterogeneous data, capture metadata (that can be expandable), guarantee compatibility between systems, and offer onsite analysis (i.e., avoid downloads).

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Agricultural Research Division are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:
PhD in computer science, geospatial science, machine learning, agricultural sciences or related field; experience in data infrastructure design and development; experience in working with large-scale unstructured datasets: time series, geospatial (vector and raster), images, and video streams.

Preferred Qualifications:
Understanding of agricultural and natural resources data; demonstrated ability to multitask; oral and written communication skills; student/staff training ability at the college level; experience in publishing technical papers, reports and other products (such as software packages and apps).

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:
Alesia Zaruba

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Trusted CI Engagement Application Period Open for 2021

February 25, 2021

The Trusted CI engagement application period is open for engagements taking place in the second half of 2021 (July-Dec 2021). Applications are due April 2, 2021. (Slots are limited and in demand so this is a firm deadline!) To learn more about the process and criteria and to complete an application, visit our site at

During Trusted CI’s first 5 years, they’ve conducted more than 35 one-on-one engagements with NSF-funded projects, Large Facilities, and major science service providers representing the full range of NSF science missions. (See they support a variety of engagement types including:

  • Assistance in developing, improving, or evaluating an information security program.
  • Software assurance-focused efforts.
  • Identity management; technology or architectural evaluation.
  • Training for staff.
  • And more.

As the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Trusted CI’s mission is to provide the NSF community a coherent understanding of cybersecurity’s role in producing trustworthy science and the information and know-how required to achieve and maintain effective cybersecurity programs.

MOREnet Seeks Security Analyst

January 28, 2021

This is a professional IT position that provides Internet security services to MOREnet customers (More than 730 members, including K-12 School Districts, Higher Education Institutions, Public Libraries, State/City/County Government, non-profits, and other public sector institutions) within the State of Missouri. Services are provided over the phone, using remote access, in person at the member location, and in the form of training and presentations for small user groups, conferences and webinars.

Planning & Coordination
– Research, design, write, and maintain policies, procedures, and best practices pertaining to network and data security issues.
– Analyze business requirements regarding network security protocols and incident response and assist technical staff with the integration of these requirements into system design and operations.
– Perform security risk assessment for customer computing and networking systems.
– Evaluate legislation, regulations, and industry practices and provide technical and project leadership to other IT staffs.
– Investigate and identify solutions to network security compromises; work with area experts to select and coordinate the implementation and support of appropriate network security preventive measures. 
– Maintain current and informed awareness of network security compromises, their means of entry, effects on systems, and means of prevention.  Prepare user notices of same.
– Coordinate team efforts for special projects concerning network security, includes testing and implementation of network security software enhancements.

Incident Response
– Recommend policies and procedures for appropriate network security incident response.
– May perform incident response planning.
– Execute incident response plans should compromise or breech occur.
– Coordinate the handling and resolution of network security incidents, recoveries, breaches, intrusions, and/or system abuses.  Identify, investigate and source security violations.  Implement appropriate action to stop the violation and prevent future occurrence.  Report violations to appropriate authorities. Act as a point of contact for external law enforcement entities.
– Develop network security awareness programs.
– Develop, facilitate and present network security training.
– Provide network security consulting services.
– Provide training and advice in correct methods and procedures for technical support staff.
– Prepare and distribute network security notices of protocol updates, changes in policies, procedures, or best practices.
Supplemental Functions
– Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or practices.
– May be required to perform other duties requiring less or similar skills and knowledge as business needs require.


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NSF Announces ESPCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4: ESPCoR Research Fellows

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RII Track-4:FAST provides opportunities for PIs from specific institutions of higher education with high enrollments of trainees from underrepresented populations in STEM (See Section “IV. Eligibility Information” for more details). The aim of this opportunity is to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to NASA research facilities located at NASA Centers throughout the United States.

RII Track-4:NSF is open to a broad community and RII Track-4:FAST focuses on faculty from specific institutions of higher education to collaborate with researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) participating research centers. PIs that are eligible for both tracks may apply for only one track per competition cycle.

Full Proposal deadlines:

April 26, 2021 for RII Track-4:NSF and  RII Track-4:FAST

April 12, 2022: for RII Track-4:NSF and  RII Track-4:FAST