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University of South Florida - COMIT Research Consultant

May 27, 2021 10:52 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)


COMIT Research Consultant 

Job Summary 

The COMIT Research Consultant is responsible for searching for organizing, reprocessing, generating,  and disseminating multiple data products (including metadata) from acoustic multibeam bathymetry and  backscatter data files collected from 1999 to 2009, related to seafloor mapping and bathymetry primarily  around Florida and elsewhere.  

Nature of Work 

Over the course of the past 20 years, much work has been done to map the seafloor of the west Florida  shelf and other adjacent regions using various tools and techniques. While many programs have made  strides in collecting and synthesizing the current library of data and data products that are publicly  available, the USF College of Marine Science has a private library of data sources on hand that have not  been fully archived or disseminated with complete metadata. With the initiation of the Center for Ocean  Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT), our short term goal is to develop a library of existing  mapping data currently available offline and to integrate these data with other publicly available data sets in national data archives and on our internal website data sites. 

USF is offering short term consultant position, for approximately three months, to perform duties related  to data mining and knowledge discovery that can be completed on site or remotely.  

Primary Duties 

The intern will be responsible for: 

  • searching through existing college online databases in variable formats and devices
  • developing metadata for associated data files 
  • developing data products consistent with NOAA data archive procedures 
  • developing some maps and other products for internal website data sharing 
  • developing some very preliminary automated bathymetry and backscatter data characteristics of  transits across the Florida West Shelf using ESRI ArcGIS  

Minimum Qualifications 

This position requires a Bachelors degree in Geology or in a field directly related to the research or data  analysis responsibilities and a minimum of one year of research experience; or a Master's degree in one of the same fields. Progressively responsible work experience may substitute for the college on a year for  year basis. 

Preferred Qualifications 

Preferred candidates will possess a working knowledge of: 

  • acoustic multibeam systems 
  • typical data and metadata formats consistent with NOAA standards 
  • database structure 
  • CARIS and/or QPS Processing Software packages 
  • ESRI ArcGIS including Bathymetric tools within 

To apply, please follow this link to submit your cover letter and resume. 



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