Senior Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Queen's University Belfast - School of Natural and Built Environment

The Centre for Geographic Information Science and Geomatics falls within the School of Natural and Built Environment which covers the well-established disciplines of Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, Geography, Planning, Archaeology & Palaeoecology.

The School prides itself on their outstanding teaching standards and their cutting edge research that spans a multitude of fields.

The Centre for GIS and Geomatics specialises in spatial digital data acquisition, mapping and analysis, geomatic research and GIS customised training and teaching.

You will be joining a highly creative and cutting edge team who are regarded as experts within the GIS field. This team has strong relationships in academia, industry, government and non-governmental sectors. The team have varied and diverse research interests where they promote GI research across the University conducting collaborative research and teaching.

The successful candidate will be based in the Centre for GIS and Geomatics and as a Senior GI Scientist will support research, teaching and assist with field projects in the discipline of Geography and across the School with their research and teaching projects/programmes. The research is grouped into three clusters: Culture & Society, Environmental Change & Resilience and Sustainable Built Environment.

Informal enquires may be directed to Mr Conor Graham, or telephone: 028 9097 3439

The successful candidate must have:

  • Postgraduate qualification in GIS or equivalent experience in GIS in a Geographical or cognate discipline context.
  • 3 years extensive demonstrable experience using GIS within a research and/or teaching focussed environment
  • Experience of using geo-spatial technologies including GIS in a Geographical or cognate discipline context.
  • Experience of demonstrating/presenting GIS and its functionality to a broad range of internal stakeholders (Staff, researchers, students) and external stakeholders (Industry, Government and NGO’s).
  • Ability to understand, conceptualise and interpret the GIS technical requirements of staff, students and other clients.

Salary scale: £27,285 - £31,604 per annum (potential to progress to £34,520 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Monday 16 July 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

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