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Position: CLOSER Metadata and Data Manager
Institution: University College London
Department: Department of Social Science - UCL Institute of Education
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The successful candidate will contribute to developing and improving processes for extracting metadata and populating CLOSER Discovery; a search engine which enables researchers to search the content of eight longitudinal studies; CLOSER Discovery provides a single point of entry to the hundreds of thousands of variables, questions and protocols within the eight CLOSER studies, significantly easing data discovery for users. This exciting opportunity provides a chance to contribute to an innovative and ambitious project; the scale of data required makes CLOSER Discovery amongst the largest of such repositories in the world. The post holder will be responsible for: Taking an active role in designing and developing software for the CLOSER project to enable the documentation of complex metadata extracted from longitudinal studies; Developing innovative solutions to extract metadata from diverse resources; Managing infrastructure and operations to support the work of the metadata documentation process
Requirements: The post holder must have significant experience of data management in the social or biomedical sciences. They should also have experience of programming in a statistical software (SPSS, Stata, SAS) and a good understanding of metadata and its management; Familiarity with XML specifications and JavaScript would be advantageous
   
Text: CLOSER Metadata and Data Manager, - Ref:1817181 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Department of Social Science Specific unit / Sub department UCL Institute of Education Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time (Job share considered) Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,328 - £42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The successful candidate will contribute to developing and improving processes for extracting metadata and populating CLOSER Discovery; a search engine which enables researchers to search the content of eight longitudinal studies. CLOSER Discovery provides a single point of entry to the hundreds of thousands of variables, questions and protocols within the eight CLOSER studies, significantly easing data discovery for users. This exciting opportunity provides a chance to contribute to an innovative and ambitious project; the scale of data required makes CLOSER Discovery amongst the largest of such repositories in the world. The post holder will be responsible for: Taking an active role in designing and developing software for the CLOSER project to enable the documentation of complex metadata extracted from longitudinal studies. Developing innovative solutions to extract metadata from diverse resources. Managing infrastructure and operations to support the work of the metadata documentation process. This post is available immediately and is funded until 30 September 2020 in the first instance. Key Requirements The post holder must have significant experience of data management in the social or biomedical sciences. They should also have experience of programming in a statistical software (SPSS, Stata, SAS) and a good understanding of metadata and its management. Familiarity with XML specifications and JavaScript would be advantageous. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy click on the Apply Now button below. Previous applicants need not apply. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Jon Johnson, ( jon.johnson@ucl.ac.uk ) We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 17 Jul 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job description and person specification Apply Now
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