[Taxacom] Job Announcement - Science Data Architect, Natural History Museum London

Vincent Smith vince at vsmith.info
Fri Jan 10 11:09:10 CST 2014

Dear Taxacom,

The Natural History Museum London has a really exciting opportunity for a
Science Data Architect linked to our mass digitisation programme. Full
details are on Linked-In (http://goo.gl/jQWyxu) and applications (via Cover
letter and CV) should be made through the NHM Recruitment website (
http://goo.gl/8FikGo). I'm happy to answer any queries about the post.
Summary details below:

*Job description*
The Natural History Museum requires an experienced data and information
architect to take a leading role in its digital science mission: to collate
and organise the data of one of the most important Natural History
collections in the world and make it openly accessible online. The post
holder will design and implement digital data models, systems, practices
and processes for the effective management of our scientific data within a
world-leading institution with over 250 scientists and 80 million specimens.

*The successful Data Architect will have experience in:*

   - Relational data modelling, covering conceptual, logical and physical
   data models, geospatial data, dimensional data models, data dictionary and
   - Significant evidence of strategic, project and operational experience
   in the areas of Data Management, including team leadership within a complex
   and information rich environment
   - Data Science experience, developing and sustaining leading edge
   informatics and data science technologies
   - Understanding of automated data transfer mechanisms and data cleaning
   - Experience leading long-term cultural changes in data management

The post holder will take a leading role in the development of the data
architecture supporting the Museum’s mass digitisation programme and
integration with museum systems.

*Contract*: 24 month Fixed-Term Appointment
*Salary*: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
*Closing date*: Midnight on Thursday 30th January 2014
*Start date*: ASAP

Best regards,



Dr. Vincent S. Smith, Research Scientist
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
Editor-in-Chief, Biodiversity Data Journal (
Coordinator for ViBRANT (http://vbrant.eu) and SYNTHESYS (
NHM PI for e-Monocot (http://e-monocot.org/)

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