Vacancy: Data Curation Officer, UK Data Archive

Article dated: 10 September 2015

The UK Data Service is seeking to appoint a Data Curation Officer to work on the curation of data and documentation for preservation and secondary use by social science researchers and research institutions.

This role is based within the UK Data Archive’s Ingest Services team. It offers 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 for a full job description, person specification and further information relating to this post. Please read this information carefully before applying for this post as it contains details of documents that must be attached to your application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone (01206 874588/873521).

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