LaTeX Programmer Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for a programmer with expertise in LaTeX, and in LaTeX-based automated report-writing software (R and R Studio). The programmer will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center, to ensure that PDF files output from templates are compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and with NOAA requirements for PDFs posted on public websites.
The NEFSC uses LaTeX software and its spin-offs to create scientific reports intended for agency-published series. These are generally in the areas of mathematics, statistics, applied biology, and ecosystem modeling and can include numerous figures, tables, formulae, and computations.
The main duties are:
- Developing a LaTeX template, consistent with the format of NEFSC report series and NOAA 508 requirements, that outputs section 508-compliant pdfs. This template will include:
Update and expand existing program as needed to accomplish taskDebug programs by testing for and fixing errorsCreate LaTeX class and style files and/or a template as needed to simplify writing for usersCreate a sample document that illustrates how to use the template.Provide user documentationConduct initial training on for those who use this software to create documents intended for digital distribution.
- Bibliography support for BibLaTeX (.bib) with journal name abbreviations, and citation formatting.
- Document logistics, including tables of contents, internal figure and table referencing, headings and subheadings, fonts, margins, and spacing.
- Front matter and back matter.
Skills and Abilities
The programmer must possess:
The position will require some physical presence in Woods Hole, MA. Some work may be completed offsite. The position is expected to last approximately six months, and the rate of pay will be commensurate with experience.
- Demonstrated skill and ability to program and develop in LaTeX, R markdown, and R Studio.
- Familiarity with scientific and technical documentation, particularly in statistics, mathematics, and biology.
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