Senior Data and Support Services Officer

Posted to IASSIST on: 2008-09-10

Employer: UK Data Archive

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The person appointed will play a key role in the UK Data Archive’s new Secure Data Service (SDS) assisting users in locating, accessing and using appropriate datasets from the UKDA online Data Catalogue, ensuring access conditions are met, and providing advice on dataset content and analysis. S/he would be involved in administering strict government guidelines on accessing potentially disclosive data in a secure environment; training users of the SDS how to use the system, what their legal responsibilities are, and how to undertake simple statistical disclosure assessments of outputs. S/he would be responsible for running statistical disclosure checks on analytical outputs, liaising with the service manager and data owners over complex cases. S/he would assist in promoting the service, and would work closely with the User Services team to ensure the SDS was seamlessly integrated with other UKDA data services.

Candidates should be educated to degree level in the social sciences, with an emphasis on quantitative data analysis. Experience in the secondary analysis of large and complex datasets is essential, as is familiarity with issues involved in statistical disclosure control. Candidates should be highly computer and web literate, effective communicators and team workers and able to prioritise competing demands. Some experience in a user services environment is desirable. See below for a link to the posting with a full job description, person specification and further information relating to this post.

Archived on: 2008-10-15