Data Manager for NERC Human Modified Tropical Forests Programme

University of Oxford - School of Geography and the Environment

Applications are invited for a part-time (50% FTE) Data Manager position. The work will involve metadata compilation, data description and compilation and archiving of data from across the Human Modified Tropical Forests (HMTF) programme. The HMTF programme is a NERC-funded programme dedicated to exploring the interactions between forest modification and biodiversity and ecosystem function and involves a collaboration across UK Universities and Research Institutes involving research programmes BALI, LOMBOK and ECOFOR conducting research in specific landscapes in Brazil and Malaysia, with collaboration with partner organisations in those countries.

The position will primarily involve supporting the substantive need for data collation, description, organisation and archiving across this ambitious programme. The successful candidate will have a degree (or equivalent experience) with good organisational and data archiving skills and understanding of how to handle scientific and geographical data. You will need good collaboration and interaction skills and be able to deliver to key deadlines. Experience in database programming is not required, but ability to manipulate and handle existing databases is essential. An interest in ecological datasets and questions is also desirable.

This is a fixed-term post until 14 April 2019 in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 31 August 2017, interviews will be held week commencing Monday 11 September 2017.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=129621

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