Scientific Integration and Data Officer

Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS, is looking for an additional staff member - a Scientific Integration and Data Officer.

The SIOS consortium coordinates state-of-the-art research infrastructure and observing capacity, owned by the members, in order to foster excellent environmental and climate change research in the Svalbard region. The SIOS consortium consists of 25 international institutions with research activities in and around Svalbard. The work place will be the SIOS Knowledge Centre (SIOS-KC), located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. SIOS-KC has currently a staff of 6 people.

The Scientific Integration and Data Officer (SIDO) will focus on optimisation of SIOS Research Infrastructure (RI), harmonising data for multidisciplinary scientific usage of data products and identifying knowledge gaps. SIDO will be the link between the scientific research community and the SIOS data management system, to ensure that data management solutions are developed according to the user needs. SIDO will thus facilitate that data services are tailored to foster the scientific optimisation of the distributed multidisciplinary RI owned by the SIOS member institutions.

The applicant should have:

  • Postgraduate University degree (preferably Ph.D.) in a natural science field relevant to the SIOS observing system
  • International expertise in the field of Arctic earth system science
  • Experience in the field of research infrastructures
  • Good collaboration and communication skills including good oral and written English
  • Proven project management experience
  • Experience in acquiring external funding
  • Knowledge of the European Union and other funding tool is an asset
  • Experience with one or more of the topics listed here is considered as an asset:
    • data management procedures, including life cycle management and publication
    • distributed data management techniques
    • data citation tools and practices
    • data analysis and tools in the areas of observations, simulations and remote sensing
    • scientific programming

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posted: 15 March 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.