The ITO is seeking a staff member that
will engage with WDS members globally
on a range of issues associated with
making high quality data findable,
accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR).
The staff member will be responsible
for supporting WDS data management communities
as they develop their data and metadata products,
data distribution infrastructure and workflows.
There are currently multiple active projects
that this position will contribute to,
as well as working to support the day
to day functions of the office.
Because this project is multi-facetted and evolving,
the capacity to be agile, independently investigate,
ask specific, useful questions, learn,
implement and report are important.
The job primarily focuses on collecting
and understanding use cases and issues
that data repository managers and developers
encounter as they implement new technologies
in a range of data publishing environments.
The employee will document these use cases
and help devise solutions in clear scopes of work.
This position requires a master’s degree
in Information Science, Library Science,
Digital Humanities, Computer Science,
Physics & Astronomy, Engineering,
Mathematics & Statistics or Earth and
Ocean Sciences or related field plus
minimum 3 years of experience.
An equivalent combination of education
and experience may be considered.
The candidate should have demonstrated
experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Research data management, web content
management systems, developing metadata content,
data repository management, data publishing
- web services for scientific data discovery
and delivery, data curation and data interoperability
- Demonstrated understanding of metadata schemas,
controlled vocabularies, ontologies,
and/or data syndication
- Public speaking, specifically giving webinars
and tutorials and developing content
and resources on web technologies or
data infrastructure and management processes
In addition, this position requires:
- Excellent analytical, critical thinking
and problem solving skills
- Superior communication skills,
both written and verbal; good interpersonal
skills, especially when dealing with international
clients; the ability to listen and ask relevant
questions about what data managers are experiencing
- Ability to build and maintain productive
working relationships with all stakeholders
- Ability to work independently and
collaboratively in a team environment
- Proven track record achieving project
goals on time and produce deliverables of a high quality
- Demonstrated organizational skills
- Experience with APIs, R and/or Python
while not required, would be an asset.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Location: Queenswood Campus, 2474 Arbutus Road,
Victoria BC V8N 1V8
To Apply: email your resume and cover letter
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:00
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 16:00
To apply email resume and cover letter
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World Data ITO Research Associate -Job Poster - final.pdf
Research Associate, World Data Systems