Data Manager

Deadline: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 00:00
Employer: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Contract Duration: Fixed term (until 31 March 2026)
Contract Type: Part Time
Salary: £26,500 - £28,912

We are seeking to appoint a Data Manager experienced in data cleaning tools and methodologies to support the Digitisation Project, cleaning Herbarium and Fungarium specimen data and importing specimen records into Kew’s collection management system.

RBG Kew are currently recruiting staff to work on an exciting and unique project to digitise Kew’s 8.5 million plant and fungal specimens and create a complete catalogue of our internationally significant collections, making specimen records and images freely available online and accessible to researchers across the globe.  

The outcome of this project will provide a unique, world-leading resource making accessible data from more than 260 years of scientific exploration, placing them at the centre of efforts to combat urgent global challenges such as habitat degradation, climate change and human health.  

In addition, RBG Kew are recruiting staff to support the implementation of a new collections management system to ensure efficient and effective integrated management of the Science and Living Collections and the data describing them.  

The Integrated Collections Management System will allow more efficient tracking of the use of specimens to meet legislative requirements concerning access to genetic resources and benefit sharing, including the Nagoya Protocol of the Convention on Biological Diversity and plant health legislation. 

Essential skills and experience required for this role include: generating complex queries of large data sets with appropriate technical skills for the efficient manipulation and transfer of data; and a competent understanding of taxonomy, nomenclature and geography.

Part-time hours per week 1 x 36 hrs per week & 1 x 18 hrs week
The salary will be £26,500 - £28,912 per annum (pro rata), depending on skills and experience.

This role is based at Kew with the option of regular home working, subject to operational requirements.