Jason Griffey mentioned his desire at code4lib DC 2014 to place a
LibraryBox (http://jasongriffey.net/librarybox/) in the last remaining
continent that remains without one. Here's a chance, Jason--find out who
gets this job and equip them with one.
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Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Subject: [CODE4LIB] Job: Scientific Data Coordinator at British Antarctic
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Scientific Data Coordinator
British Antarctic Survey
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
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
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
the data to be discovered, accessed and reused by all.
It is essential that you possess sufficient technical skills to understand
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
the wider BAS Information Services group which includes the Archives
the BAS library and the web team. The ability to work in a team environment
thus an essential requirement.
Qualifications: Degree or higher in a scientific or data/information
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
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