Data Curation Officer, UK Data Service

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Created: September 13, 2015


The UK Data Service, the national data service for the social sciences, is seeking to appoint a Data Curation Officer to work within the UK Data Archive’s Ingest Services team on the curation of data and documentation for preservation and secondary use by social science researchers and research institutions.

This is an exciting chance to join a highly-specialised team in a pre-eminent, well-respected data service.

Duties of the post include the curation of data and accompanying documentation to high security standards, including conversion between different software and formats, enhancing and adding value to data products and preparing structured dataset metadata.

We are looking for an individual with a background in the social sciences and robust quantitative data skills, including: experience with SPSS, R and other statistical software packages (such as Stata); an awareness of data security and confidentiality. You should also have a strong interest in data curation and an awareness of advances in the data world, such as big data and data visualisation. You will be organised and self-motivated, able to pay close attention to detail and have excellent communication skills.

This is a part-time, fixed-term position until 30 September 2017.

This post involves access to Government systems, information or data and will be subject to the staff vetting process including a criminal record check. Further information can found in the Recruitment Pack.

Please use the link below to make an application and for further details about this job (Ref. SS006). Visit our website: for information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588.

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Salary: £28,695 to £31,342 Salary pro rata as part-time hours
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 10th September 2015
Closes: 30th September 2015
Job Ref: SS006

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