Scientific Data Coordinator

Full time

Created: August 15, 2014
Cambridge
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Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

You will be based in the Polar Data Centre (PDC) working as part of a team of data managers who are responsible for the management of data collected by UK funded scientists in the polar regions. Your main responsibility will be to ensure that polar data arising from NERC grant funded projects are effectively managed for the long-term.

First and foremost you will have experience and understanding of the data management lifecycle and will be committed to the concept of open data. Previous evidence of managing scientific data would be highly desirable as would a post-graduate qualification in a science or information related discipline. You will understand project management principles and will preferably have used a defined methodology.

You must be an excellent communicator, able to speak with senior researchers just as easily as you can with technical developers. You have to able to advise, persuade and cajole in equal measure with the ultimate aim of allowing the data to be discovered, accessed and reused by all.

It is essential that you possess sufficient technical skills to understand the kind of systems needed to underpin the data management lifecycle. More extensive technical skills would be highly desirable allowing you develop existing workflows and implement new ones.

You will not work alone and will be supported by colleagues in the PDC and by the wider BAS Information Services group which includes the Archives Service, the BAS library and the web team. The ability to work in a team environment is thus an essential requirement.

Qualifications: Degree or higher in a scientific or data/information discipline.

Duration: 3 Year Fixed Term Apppointment

Salary: We offer a generous benefits package including a defined salary pension scheme, free car parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.

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