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Vacancy at the UK Data Service: Senior Officer, Producer Relations and Research Data Management


The UK Data Service is seeking a dynamic and confident data expert to join its Producer Relations and Research Data Management team at the UK Data Archive. Being fully equipped with research skills and numeric data quality expertise, you will be responsible for working proactively with researchers, ESRC grant holders, longitudinal cohort studies and ESRC research centres to achieve good data management practices and metadata standards, and to optimise the sharing and archiving of data for research within the context of the ESRC Research Data Policy.

You will join our team advising and training data producers from the wider social and economic sciences community on a range of data management and sharing aspects, including data quality, data formats, metadata and documentation.

Experience of undertaking research and data analysis in the social sciences – especially quantitative – are essential; as well as deep knowledge of social sciences data and their standards. Familiarity with longitudinal, cohort or other complex survey data is welcomed. Excellent communication, time management and problem solving skills are equally important.

The post is fixed-term until 30 September 2017 and to start as soon as possible.

This post involves access to Government systems, information or data and will be subject to the staff vetting process including a criminal record check. The closing date for applications is 26 June 2015.

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