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Scientific Data Management (Data Scientist) (female/male/diverse) Fixed-term (3 years)

Universität Göttingen, Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum, ABteilung Geochemie und Isotopengeologie
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The position is part of the new “Digital Geochemical Data Infrastructure” (DIGIS) research group at the University of Göttingen, an extension of the positions for further three years is planned, pending successful follow-up grant application.
Project description and responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for the scientific development of a metadata-model and the interface between the database and the web application platform of GEOROC. This involves the implementation, adaptation and administration of geochemical- and meta-data aspects in the database structure as well as the optimisation the data transfer between the DIGIS database and other geochemical databases as well as to contribute to the development of a new web application platform for the GEOROC database using REST-API. This requires the ability for independent research in, testing and application of statistical methods of research data analysis, visualization and interpretation. Further responsibilities collaboration in the development of a digital data archiving system linked to GEOROC via IGSN and an interactive, web-based user interface. Experience in research in the field of geosciences is advantageous.
Required qualifications are a PhD degree in data sciences or geosciences with working knowledge in higher programming languages, REST-based API, SQL and VBA as well as XML or JSON-based web-protocols and Javascript. Excellent written and spoken communication in English and experience in publication of scientific data are also mandatory. Expert knowledge of “R” or “Phyton” are advantageous qualifications for a successful application. We also expect the successful candidate to be an active team player in our new research group.
What we offer: At the Department of Geochemistry and Isotope Geology you will be part of a young and vibrant research group. The department has well-established links to national as well as international collaborators. Besides the DIGIS programme, its core research expertise lies in the application of state-of-the-art analytical facilities to investigate magmatic and metamorphic processes on Earth and planetary bodies.
Applications from abroad are explicitly welcome.
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields, in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a larger number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.
Only applications submitted via the University’s online application platform will be considered in the selection process:


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Abt. Geochemie und Isotopengeologie
PostDoc fixed term for three years, an extension of the positions for further three years is planned, pending successful follow-up grant application
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