Term: 1 year, potential renewal; flexible work schedule 10-25 hours/week
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is developing a mobile application that will: a) serve a range of relevant spatial and biological data for plants in the living collection, and b) act as a platform for citizen science observations.
A demonstration of the application's functionality is visible at:
For server-side processing, we require demonstrated skills in UNIX shell-scripting, perl and SQL.
An interest in Biology/Nature will be helpful, and good communication skills are necessary: the application programmer will work closely with Arboretum scientists, particularly with the developer of the demonstration app above. Success in this role will generate additional opportunities for additional work and funding.
Degree Requirement: minimal: undergraduate degree candidate or higher in CS, or graduate student in CS
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in CS with 3-5 years’ experience in GIS programming or higher