Job Vacancy - Data Manager
Please quote ref no: BAS 08/14
Closing date for applications: 23 Mar 2014 at 11:59pm
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) offers the opportunity for a suitably qualified person to over-winter in Antarctica at our new Station Halley VI (76°S, 27°W). This is data management with a difference. As part of a small, highly motivated team, you will be spending a whole year in the Antarctic, life here is like nowhere else, so you must be ready to take on all the challenges it offers. With the unparalleled beauty of the Antarctic, you will find this a profitable experience in more ways than one. The primary role of the successful candidate will be to maintain and operate the data systems for a suite of scientific instruments studying the atmosphere and geospace.
The successful candidate will work within a small team that manage, maintain, operate and develop science information services for scientific experiments based in Antarctica. You will have proven ability in scientific data management from within a principally Linux computing environment coupled with self-reliance and strong motivation. You must be adaptable and willing to take on various tasks as they arise including a considerable amount of outdoor maintenance and general base work as well as your share in routine duties such as out of hours meteorological observations.
This will be a challenging and demanding opportunity in an extreme and isolated environment. Applicants must therefore be physically capable and medically fit.
Qualifications: Experience in Linux administration, a knowledge of data acquisition techniques, and general programming skills are essential; familiarity with computer networks would be an advantage. Candidates should have a minimum of an HNC in a computing related subject and, ideally, several years’ experience.
Duration: The appointment will be for approximately 22 months, commencing in July 2014. The successful candidate will assist in preparing the equipment needed at Halley and will undertake appropriate specialist training in Cambridge prior to travelling to Antarctica in autumn 2014 and returning in spring 2016.
Salary: £23,937 per annum (as of 1st July 2014) , rising annually. Additionally, upon completion of a successful tour, you will receive a 10% bonus. BAS provides all training required, outdoor and work clothing, tools, and accommodation (whilst in the Antarctic).
On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment
These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.
Please quote reference: BAS 08/14
Closing date for receipt of application forms is. 23rd March 2014
Interviews are scheduled to be held on. w/c 6th May 2014
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.
You will need to be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions.