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Marine Data Manager

National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool
Salary: £22,224 to £24,112
Full time

About the role:

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is part of a worldwide network of oceanographic data centres created to support global, regional and climate-related studies of the world’s oceans. We are at the forefront of managing and disseminating large, complex marine data sets. We are a component of the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) environmental data centre network and collaborate widely with other national data centres and international initiatives, to make marine data discoverable and easily available to scientists, policy makers, industry and the public. BODC is part of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Based at our Liverpool site, you will work in our large team of scientific data managers 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:

To be successful in this role you will need to understand the value of sharing quality marine science data. You will have a degree or post-graduate 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.

Other information:

The starting salary for this position will be between £22,224 and £24,112 per annum (Band 7). Depending upon skills and experience, additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates.

Please note for this role we are not able to sponsor candidates who require a right to work in the UK.

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.

NOC is part of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), which is one of the nine partners within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

What we can offer you:

At the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) we know that the quality of our science and the impact that we want it to have depends entirely on the knowledge, skills and engagement of our people. The NOC is committed to flexible employment practices to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible. Our flexi-time system and flexible working policy contribute to this important aim.
In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off. The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to low cost car-parking. We support opportunities for further training and development.

For more information visit Working at NOC.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

How to apply:

All internal and external applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and how to apply, please visit our website quoting reference number IRC246794. To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter. If you are unable to apply online, please contact UK SBS by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867003.

Closing date:

Sunday, 14th October 2018.

If after interview we have a greater number of suitable applicants than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months for all the grades and locations advertised. This reserve list will be used for future vacancies in NOC that require the same (or similar) skills, experience, competencies and are of the same grade as the advertised posts. These could be offered to applicants on the reserve list without a new competition (but there will be no guarantee of a job offer).

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