Senior Research Data Engineer

Job Reference : S&E-08654
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 09/09/2016
Salary : £38,896 to £47,801 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Information Management
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : As soon as possible until 31 May 2018

Applications are invited for the above post to lead and co-ordinate data interoperability efforts in Life Science Research Infrastructure provision across Europe. You will be based in the eScience Lab at the School of Computer Science. You will be required to work across projects associated with European Research Infrastructures in the Life Sciences.

This is a challenging, varied and rewarding post that combines data integration through evaluation of structured data standards and systems (30%), analysis of platforms, datasets and use cases (30%) data systems development (20%) and stakeholder engagement/consulting (20%). The primary focus is supporting seamless data interoperability across European investments in the Life Sciences.

You will rally the community efforts and approach around data and metadata best practice and interoperability in the Research Infrastructures; co-ordinating input from key stakeholders and tracking the impact of resulting community efforts that you have led in this space.

You will be required to travel and collaborate widely and thus will require excellent communication skills, a social personality and deep technical knowledge and experience of data platforms and architectures.

You will require a good Honours degree and an understanding of computationally supported research in the Life Sciences. A relevant PhD (or equivalent experience) is desirable.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The School of Computer Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Shoaib Sufi


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further Particulars


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