Postdoctoral Research Fellow Opportunity at Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University


The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University seeks a motivated full-time citizen science post-doctoral fellow to serve as a senior software engineer/web developer/ecological informatics specialist to develop and integrate the software of two web platforms, and, for a sustainable software integration NSF-funded project. This position involves developing web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Software-As-A-Service (SAAS) for data sharing and exchange between citizen science platforms. The position requires extensive knowledge of large-scale relational database management systems, PHP scripting, front-end user experience (UX) design, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and JQuery. The position will work with a team of developers using agile development approaches to deliver project deliverables. Familiarity with PHP frameworks and JavaScript Frameworks are a plus. The position is at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and is a 1.5 year full-time position.

Required qualifications
A minimum of a Ph.D. in Natural Resources, Computer Science, or a related field; data management skills including demonstrated proficiency in relational database management using MS SQL Server and SQL, applied web application development skills, demonstrated skills related to developing, testing, and maintaining cyber-infrastructure support systems for scientific applications; and skills related to project management, software lifecycles, object-oriented design, database management, and programming in PHP.

Desirable Qualifications
The ideal candidate has programming experience for developing dynamic web applications; expertise in website design; programming in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, JQuery, SQL, and T-SQL. The position requires maintaining MS-Windows based web servers that deliver dynamic database-driven web content for numerous websites. Familiarity with server side scripting using PHP is a plus. Experience developing secure Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) desired. Experience with Open Authentication (OAuth 2.0) also desired along with familiarity with Asana and version control software desired.

Interested individuals can learn more by visiting and/or by contacting the search chair, Ernie Marx, at, or the founder and director of, Greg Newman, at Gregory.Newman@ColoState.Edu. The full position announcement can be viewed here.

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This project is funded by the National Science Foundation under award number ACI-1547611. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.