Posted on March 7, 2011 - GC1035

Company: Selkirk College
Position: Research Assistant - Selkirk Geospatial Research C
Location: Castlegar, BC. Canada
Salary: Selkirk College Facu
Contact Name: Pam Mosby

Job Description

Selkirk College is seeking an individual to serve in the role of Research Assistant in the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC). Working under the direction of the SGRC Coordinator, the position primarily includes applied research project work that integrates both geographic information system and remote sensing technologies. The Research Assistant will provide project support to the research team on a range of projects. As such, along with geomatics expertise, the successful applicant will possess knowledge and experience in applied research. The SGRC is a leading edge instructional and research facility focused on geomatics technologies. Built on a foundation of partnerships, the SGRC’s mandate includes training, research, and application development.

Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of an Advanced Diploma or equivalent in Geographic Information Systems and/or remote sensing technologies. Preference will be given to candidates who possess higher credentials and work experience with current versions of the following vendor specific applications: ESRI / PCI Geomatica / ER Mapper / IDRISI / Definiens / Ozi Explorer/ Autodesk / Oracle. Programming experience using Python, .Net and SQL is required. Web development experience, including HTML, Flash, and web mapping applications including Google, will also be considered. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, time management, and project management skills and have demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team, as well as the initiative to maintain professional currency and adapt to new technologies.

Other Information

This is a short term appointment for up to twelve-months and up to 100% commencing April 1, 2011 and planned to March 31, 2012. This position is not based funded and will be reviewed annually pending funding of research projects in the SGRC. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Selkirk College Faculty Association Collective Agreement. Selkirk College appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interested and qualified applicants are invited to email their resume (along with covering letter, three (3) current work related references and supporting documentation/diplomas) no later than 4:00 pm on the closing date to ALL RESUMES MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL. POSSIBLE INTEVIEW DATE: MARCH 25, 2011 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

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