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Staff vacancies: Enhancing and Enriching Historic Census Microdata

Article dated: 26-Sep-12

The Enhancing and Enriching Historic Census Microdata project is based at the UK Data Archive.

This separate project within the UK Data Service aims to create samples of anonymised records from historical census data. We are now looking for a Project Manager to lead the project team and two experienced Data Architects to undertake the technical development.

The main duties of the Project Manager will be to co-ordinate the project and ensure that the project plan is carried out successfully, liaising with the Office for National Statistics over contractual, logistical, information security and other issues relating directly to the project. The post holder will also: manage and co-ordinate two Data Architects who will be working on the project, prepare reports and promote and publicise the project outputs.

Applicants for the Project Manager post must have previous management experience with a working knowledge of project management techniques. Excellent communication, organisation and problem solving skills are essential as are a good level of IT literacy with experience in data management and background knowledge of data manipulation for statistical analysis.

The main duty of the Data Architects will be to retrieve, reconstruct, transform, make usable, and prepare for preservation large datasets existing solely in obsolete file formats.

Applicants for the Data Architects posts must have an exceptional level of IT literacy with demonstrable experience in data management and a strong knowledge of data manipulation for statistical analysis. Programming skills (preferably in a dynamic programming language e.g. Perl, AWK or even R) and knowledge and demonstrable experience of relational databases are essential.

All candidates will need to be able to fulfil the staff vetting procedure for Government contracts.