Assistant Environment Data Scientist - Graduate scheme (IRC241060)

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The Centre for Environmental Data Archival (CEDA, http:/ is looking for an Assistant Data Scientist.

CEDA holds over 3 Petabytes of climate and environmental data and runs infrastructure and services to support UK scientists.

At CEDA, the appointee will join a team providing environmental data and associated services to the UK academic research community. Scientists in our user community need access to large and up-to-date datasets which they can process, analyse and combine with other data on our infrastructure. They also deposit their own datasets in our archives for long-term preservation, and dissemination to other users.

The graduate in this post will help to ensure that we hold local copies of a number of key Earth Observation and climate datasets required by our science users, and support scientists who wish to archive their datasets with CEDA.

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Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities 

You will act as an Assistant Data Scientist. Your primary responsibility will be in the data management of diverse Earth observation and climate datasets to support NERC funded environmental science. New data will be sourced from external data providers, e.g. NASA, ESA, NOAA and Eumetsat, as well as products derived from NERC funded science.

Your tasks will include:

  • Coordinate and timetable data acquisition activities, including automated ingestion and quality checks on new data arrivals
  • Describe and document new data products and the activities and instruments that produced them
  • Establish and document format and version details
  • Liaise with data suppliers and data users as necessary
  • Present activities and progress at relevant UK and European science meetings.

CEDA working environment

CEDA has around 25 staff who work on running the data centres, developing software and services for the delivery of data and developing and operating the JASMIN storage and computing infrastructure.

CEDA is predominately Linux based. Windows and Linux are used as desktop environments. Programming is predominantly done in python.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Solid scientific background: degree in a science, computing or geography
  • Excellent organisational skills, and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong computer literacy skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Diligent
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Some programming experience

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: May 29, 2017
  • Salary: £26,297
  • Location: Didcot
  • Region: London and South East
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemistry
  • Computer & IT
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Software
  • Systems

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