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Data Officer and Administrator

Department of Disease Control

Salary: £29,854 to £33,959 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Reference: ITD-DCD-2021-04

We are seeking a driven Data Officer & Administrator to continue to build and maintain the Global Vector Hub (GVH) website – https://globalvectorhub.lshtm.ac.uk/. This exciting role would suit an individual who is prepared to learn on their feet and work flexibly to help further develop an existing online project. They will help develop new content and maintain the current GVH website – an online resource with the vision to be instrumental in the elimination of vector-borne diseases, worldwide, through providing a vector-borne disease control information resource, database and network.

The post holder will be responsible for developing content for all aspects of the website, including: creating and finding online resources, gathering and analysing pre-existing biological data, and developing the networking tool to connect individuals and organisations. The post requires an individual with experience in manual data mining, data curation and data management; and an interest in global health issues, particularly vector-borne diseases. The post holder will also be expected to assist with the running of the Logan Group at LSHTM, including day to day administrative work for ZikaPLAN. The post will be based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the Department of Disease Control.

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree in a quantitative subject such as data science or evidence of equivalent knowledge and experience, database management experience, data mining and curation experience, with good understanding of data analysis, statistical techniques and data cleaning, experience working with large linked datasets, knowledge on data principles and data quality, technical knowledge of statistical/data management software. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This full-time post, based in London, is funded by BBSRC and the European Union’s Horizon 2020, for a period of 6 months in the first instance with the possibility to extend depending on funding. Salary is on the Professional Support Pathway Grade 4 scale in the range £29,854 – £33,959 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary ‘Director’s Days’. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference ITD-DCD-2021-04.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as ‘Please see attached CV’ will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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