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Recent vacancies

To give you a flavour of the jobs at BODC, we have provided extracts from recent vacancies. Applications for these posts are no longer being accepted. Please be aware that we do not use recruitment agencies and we cannot accept unsolicited CVs.

1. MATLAB Scientific Developer
2. Data Scientists
3. Senior Data Scientist

1. MATLAB Scientific Developer

The following are extracts from a vacancy notice published in April 2015. The closing date for this post was 12 May 2015.

MATLAB Scientific Developer

We are currently advertising a vacancy for a MATLAB Scientific Developer.

About the role

You will work in the BODC IT team to develop our core software systems that manage, visualise and distribute large, complex data sets. You will also be part of project teams, working with our data scientists to deliver project-specific tools and software products. As we provide an end-to-end data management service, the role is varied and you will contribute to backend database work, middle-tier web service development and UI development.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to be a scientifically minded software developer. You will have a good honours degree (or Masters) in Computer Science or a science degree with a significant software component. You need to be able to write scalable, easy to use code and be confident to do this in a variety of technologies, including MATLAB, Java and PL/SQL. You must be self-motivated with good communication, planning and problem solving skills. An interest in Agile development, marine science and working with scientific data would be an advantage.

2. Data Scientists

The following are extracts from a vacancy notice published in August 2016. The closing date for these posts was 29 August 2016.

Data Scientists

We are currently advertising vacancies for Data Scientists willing to take on the challenges of managing the data from BODC's portfolio of data management activities.

About the role

Based at either our Liverpool or Southampton site, you will work in our large team of data scientists ensuring that marine data collected on research projects is curated and made widely available for long term re-use. You will be involved in managing data from national/international projects for which BODC is the designated Data Centre. The work is intellectually challenging and fulfilling. You will be expected to develop solutions for the management of data within your area of responsibility. You will also be expected to work closely with project scientists and to develop a clear scientific insight into the data being handled. Some seagoing work may be arranged to familiarise the successful candidate with data collection techniques.

About you

You will need to understand the value of sharing quality marine science data. You will have a degree or postgraduate qualification in marine science with experience of working with large scientific datasets. Well-developed computer skills will be required, ideally including some scientific programming experience. Good communication, planning and problem-solving skills are highly desirable, as is an understanding of project management.

3. Senior Data Scientist

The following are extracts from a vacancy notice published in December 2014. The closing date for this post was 25 January 2015.

Senior Data Scientist

We are currently advertising a vacancy for a Senior Data Scientist willing to take on the challenges of developing systems to manage, visualise and distribute the data from BODC's portfolio of data management activities.

About the role

Based at either our Liverpool or Southampton sites, you will

  • Apply Semantic Web technologies, such as Linked Data and related technologies, to network environmental data centres.
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise in marine data management.
  • Collaborate with the marine data community, secure funding and deliver projects to network data centres and make data discoverable.

Some national and international travel will be required for this role.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have

  • In depth understanding of Semantic Web technologies and how they can be applied to oceanographic data.
  • Knowledge and interest in both environmental science and in operational technologies developed in computer science.
  • A track record of innovation and delivery.
  • A PhD in a related discipline, such as marine, environmental or data science with a strong emphasis on data management and analysis.
  • Compelling presentation skills.




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