Data Technologist

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Grade/Salary: Technologist Grade 1, with a starting salary of €32,729 per annum. The current salary scale is €32,729 to €63,700.

Starting pay will be at the minimum of the scale per Government Circular E100/8/82.  Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current or recent previous service in the public sector (including Teagasc), subject to meeting the criteria as set out by Government.

Remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government Policy.

Post Type: Permanent

A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled.  The panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months. 

Basic Function:          

The Agrifood Business and Spatial Analysis (AFBSA) Department in Teagasc generates large amounts of data both derived from and for research purposes. These data are largely geo-informatic in nature such as GIS, Earth observation image data, UAV, etc., but also include significant amounts of survey and demographic data.  We are seeking a geospatial data specialist to help create, manage and share these data both in-house within Teagasc and with external stakeholders.  As AFBSA (and Teagasc) move into the area of “Big Data”, research outcomes will increasingly depend on our ability to mine these data for solutions to problems that were not the original focus of research.  The data technologist will understand how to manage large datasets in the context of research data mining.  They will help in the design of data processing systems dealing with data stores that change and update daily and help ensure that AFBSA data holdings meet industry standards for quality and reliability.

Person Specification

Note: The ‘Essential’ qualifications, skills and knowledge outlined below are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the shortlisting process.

Essential Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a QQI Level 8 degree in computing, engineering, maths or geoinformatics or a related discipline.
  • 3 years post qualification experience in data management.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Post-graduate training in relevant discipline.
  • Experience in a research/project focused environment.
  • Statistical qualifications including spatial statistics.

How to Apply

An Application Form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc website at www.teagasc.ie/careers.

Completed Application Forms should TYPED, saved in PDF format and be submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 midnight on Wednesday 27th September 2017.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence.  Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.

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