Research Officer

Posted to IASSIST on: 2015-04-02

Employer: GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

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The GESIS department Data Archive for the Social Sciences is seeking to fill the positions of a Research Officer for its team International Data Infrastructures in Cologne as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Active collaboration in CESSDA projects on the following topics

  • Structural and technical concepts on international Persistent Identifier (PID) Services

  • Creation of a common metadata schema on the basis of DDI and development of a CESSDA DDI Profile applicable for all CESSDA members

  • Implementation of a metadata standardizing process based on the CESSDA demands in the department of the Data Archive for the Social Sciences

  • Active participation in the acquisition of project funds

  • Above average degree in a pertinent discipline such as sociology, geography, politics, or psychology

  • Excellent understanding of empirical social science research and research data management

  • Knowledge of relevant metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, Data Cite and Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)

  • Knowledge of PID Services as well as xml-experience are advantageous

  • Experience in international projects

  • Knowledge of English is essential. Knowledge of German can be an asset but is not required.

Archived on: 2015-04-02