We're hiring! Data Services Officer and Project Administrator roles available

We are now hiring two roles to work in Glasgow on a full-time basis for the Urban Big Data Centre, a national data service funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Closing dates below

To view the full job descriptions and apply, please visit the University of Glasgow vacancies page using the reference numbers included in the summaries below.

Project Administrator (SASNet and Urban Transformations projects) (Ref 012411 - closing date 13 April 2016)

The Social Analytics Strategic Network (SASNet) is being established by the Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) at the University of Glasgow working in collaboration with the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLG DRC) at the University of Essex. The aim of SASNet is to build capacity amongst social science researchers engaged in harnessing the power of big data in urban and business contexts. The role of the SASNet Administrator is to support the Network Management Committee in the delivery of a series of workshops, training courses and a programme of fellowships. In addition the post holder will act as the administrator for an international collaboration program funded by the ESRC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences which brings together researchers from the UBDC and China called “Urban Transformations - Urban Development, Migration, Segregation and Inequality”.

Data Services Officer (UBDC) (Ref 012678 - closing date 1 May 2016)

The post-holder will be responsible for providing data collections management services in the Urban Big Data Centre. The UBDC is led by the University of Glasgow in partnership with the Universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge, Reading, Bristol, Sheffield and Illinois-Chicago. The Centre’s Data Service focuses on the management and dissemination of complex urban data to users and involves the curation and linkage of different data sources. This role will work to enhance the Centre’s data collections, and provide specialist support to data programmes, including updating and maintaining documentation and providing database support to the Centre’s research and scientific computing staff as well as analysts from other institutions making use the UBDC data service.



Author: Sarah Currier

As Senior Project Manager, Sarah coordinates the UBDC team to ensure our planning, reporting and delivery meet the needs and expectations of our funders, the ESRC, and the community we serve.

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