Griffith Postdoctoral Position - Data integration

Griffith Postdoctoral Position: Data integration

  • To be appointed to the Coastal & Marine Resources Centre (CMRC), University College Cork.
  • Contract duration: three years
  • Salary starts @ approximately 55k euros per annum (based on at least three years post doctoral (or equivalent) level experience).

Objectives of the Project

  • To facilitate open access to GSI data on a web enabled basis
  • To achieve innovations in geoscience data management and delivery
  • To build capacity in within and between the GSI and CMRCd
  • To engage the Irish geoscience community by providing examples of the benefits of data sharing


The ideal candidate for the data integration post is expected to have post-doctoral (or equivalent) level experience and to have either:

  • A higher degree (NFQ-9 or above) in information technology or equivalent, and a good appreciation of geology or a closely related discipline.
  • A higher degree (NFQ-9 or above) in geology or a closely related discipline, along with appropriate qualifications/experience in information technology.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent RDBMS database modelling and design skills
  • Exposure to RDBMS databases (e.g. Oracle 9i/10g)
  • Experience in developing data extract, transform and load (ETL) processes
  • Programming experience (e.g. Java)
  • Excellent team working and oral and written communication skills

Other desirable qualifications for the successful candidate include:

  • Experience in the field of geological data modelling (e.g. Arc Geology, GeoSciML, etc.)
  • Familiarity with GIS (e.g. ESRI)
  • Knowledge of metadata standards (e.g. ISO 19115/19139)
  • Demonstration of leadership or project management skills
  • An interest in geology and geological data management

More information on:

Closing date for applications - 30 May 2008

Please forward curriculum vitae, including a statement of research interests and experience as well as names and addresses of two referees, either electronically ( ) or by regular mail to: GrĂ¡inne Lynch, Coastal & Marine Resources Centre, Naval Base, Haulbowline, Cobh, Co. Cork

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