|Salary:||£28,762 to £33,314 per annum (Grade 5)|
|Placed On:||20th January 2023|
|Closes:||5th February 2023|
As the Data Lab Officer for the Security, Crime and Intelligence Innovation Institute, you will work closely with the UII Manager and UII Operational Officer, to provide operational support and guidance in relation to the secure data research facility.
The Security, Crime and Intelligence Innovation Institute was established to develop new insights, evidence and knowledge about local, national, and international crime and security problems. The Institute has established an international reputation for research excellence and impact in challenge-led data analytics focused on the connections between the social and technological dimensions of security problems. With the continual emergence of new technologies, there is an increasing focus on safety and security from national to neighbourhood security, and citizen and public protection and prevention. Adopting a ‘challenge’ based focus on real world issues of security and insecurity the work of the Institute centres around three key themes that connect and interact with each other: (i) Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Defence, (ii) Disinformation, Strategic Communication and Open-Source Intelligence, and (iii) Crime, Violence and Policing.
This post will be responsible for managing the operations of a secure research data facility (Lab) within the Security, Crime and Intelligence Innovation Institute (SCIII). The Data Lab Officer will manage all operational aspects of Lab, including: providing advice and support to users of the facility; administrative tasks associated with operational delivery of the facilities; and management and development of technical systems, equipment and datasets. The postholder will be the main point of contact for both internal and external contacts for all matters relating to the Lab facility, escalating to the University Innovation Institute (UII) Manager where appropriate.
You should be confident and experienced in working effectively with a wide range of individuals and will ensure the efficient day to day running of the lab.
The successful candidate will have experience of managing their own workload, be able to evidence an ability to solve expansive problems using initiative and creativity, maintain the highest standards when faced with competing demands and deadlines and provide a co-ordinated, professional, and operational support to a wide programme of research.
This post requires a proactive and ambitious individual with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to forge and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
This post is full-time (35 hours per week), and fixed term until 31st July 2026.
Salary: £28,762 - £33,314 per annum (Grade 5)
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Prof Martin Innes [InnesM@cardiff.ac.uk] (Security, Crime & Intelligence Innovation Institute).
It is the University's policy to use the person specification as a tool for shortlisting. Candidates should evidence that they meet all of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. You are required to submit written evidence of how you fulfil each of the Essential Criteria in the Person Specification (and if met Desirable Criteria), using the same order/numbering in which they appear, in the form of a supporting statement. Please save as 'Name_XXXXXBR_Supporting Statement' when uploading your attachment so it can easily be identified.
Closing date: Sunday, 5 February 2023
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
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