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Ocean Environment Data Specialist

Posted 9 days ago by Jobseekers Recruitment
Location Taunton, Somerset Job Type Full Time - Temporary
Salary Up to £13.16 per hour Sector Energy and Environment
Reference VR/12873_1562856143

Full Time Temporary Data Specialist role based in Taunton, GBP13.16ph, initially for 6 months
The purpose of this post is to support the Ocean Environment team in developing methods to increase efficiency of data management, versatility of holdings, and contribute if/when required to oceanographic production tasks.

The role will include;

· Writing scientific code that is suitable for undertaking data analysis/visualisation of datasets.

· Utilising innovative methods to improve the versatility of our data holdings.

· Working with other teams to help build our data management strategy and processes for the future, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and ensuring process documentation is kept up to date.

· Keeping abreast of relevant technologies, open source initiatives, scientific forums and programming libraries.

· Testing and reporting on software developed for marine environment data management.

Specific Technical/Functional Skills and Experience

A degree in mathematics/statistics or in a scientific or engineering discipline, or practical experience of working with data to deliver results

Be able to confidently programme in either one or more of the following: R, Python, Matlab, and able to pick up other programming languages quickly


Desirable Skills:

· Practical experience of a GIS package

· Ability to quickly learn to use a variety of in-house and commercial software packages

· Knowledge and use of UNIX or LINUX

· Experience of processing marine or oceanographic data.


This is a Reserved Post for UK nationals only and will be subject to SC clearance.

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