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Data Manager

Do you have a high level of technical skill in managing data? Do you have an established background in creating databases, data protection and storage? Do you want to play a key role in the successful management and development of advanced, complex multi-level databases for teaching and research? 

The School of Food Science and Nutrition (FSN) is currently undergoing a period of expansion, and we are looking for a Data Manager to manage and control all aspects of the School’s extensive data sets. You will control the creation, storage and maintenance of these extensive data sets, working collaboratively with researchers to solve problems and develop new approaches to challenges within dietary research and epidemiology. As well as producing complex extracts and reports for internal and external use, you will also train and supervise students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in databases, data protection and storage. 

As an experienced Data Manager, you will contribute an expert opinion to the development of grant proposals to research councils, paying particular attention to the creation of Data Management Plan statements. As well as developing new complex, inter-relational databases for the School’s studies and research, you will oversee the UK Women’s Cohort Study database and will use your extensive knowledge to incorporate new data sources into this database, implementing changes and improving data validation algorithms. You will also take responsibility for operational planning within your own area, monitoring achievement against those plans and addressing any issues that arise, using your own initiative. 

You will have a degree in Computing or a related numerate discipline with a substantial computing element, or relevant professional experience. As well as a proven ability to communicate technical information coherently and succinctly to a wide range of audiences, you will have an excellent and methodical attention to detail, and a proven track record of working independently with minimal supervision.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Alan Mackie, Head of the School of Food Science and Nutrition

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6946, email:


Dr Bernadette Moore, Associate Professor of Obesity

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2966, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Food Science & Nutrition
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 08 January 2020
Closing Date:  Friday 07 February 2020
Reference:  ENVFS1006
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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