Senior Data Coordinator

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Created: August 17, 2013


We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Data Coordinator within the Fisheries Data Group of Marine Scotland Science (MSS) based at the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.

This post contributes towards Scotland's National Outcomes by providing data to scientific end-users through the use of specific business intelligence tools and the management of content within the Marine Scotland Science Fisheries Management Database. The post holder will work with Quality and Data Managers to provide support in quality management and the creation and management of metadata relevant to Marine Scotland Science’s (MSS) research and monitoring portfolio.

Duties include the initiation and fulfilment of the quarterly and annual data refreshes of the Fisheries Management Database (FMD) from the regulatory Fisheries Information Network (FIN), including initial quality checks on the imported data; Maintenance/development of software routines to facilitate the relevant quality checks and to report on and assist in resolving data irregularities; and assisting scientific staff at all levels with the creation and management of metadata for new research projects and monitoring activities under service level agreements.

Qualifications & Experience Required
You must hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a discipline in which computational approaches to problem solving comprised a significant element. Please note that other, equivalent qualifications may also be acceptable. This post will require you to have relevant IT skills including demonstrable experience in the use of a high level programming language or scripting language within software applications (Examples include FORTRAN, R, C or VBA); Proven experience in assimilating technical knowledge and proficiency in bridging the gap between technical experts and the broader user community; and a working knowledge of data flow including data capture, screening and storage and the ability to evaluate data in terms of content and quality with scrupulous attention to detail.

For further details and to apply online, visit our website via the 'Apply' button below. Applications must be submitted online via our website by the 8th of September 2013 at midnight.

If you experience any difficulties accessing the Work for Scotland website, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 3987 or at, or alternatively, write to Scottish Government, Resourcing Team, F1 Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD.

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Published: Saturday, August 17, 2013 02:02 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC