Technical Data Officer Uk Sponsorship Available

March 27, 2024
£37.1 - £44.3 / year

Job Description




Grade UE07: £37,099 to £44,263 per year (a revised wage range of £39,347 to £46,974 is set to take effect in Spring 2024).

College of Science and Engineering (CSE), Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland (LSCS), Research Institute for Geography and the Lived Environment (RIGLE), and School of Geosciences.

Fixed term until September 30, 2025.

Full-time – 35 hours each week.


The Opportunity:

We’re seeking for a Technical Data Officer / Database Developer for the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS).

This position is marketed as full-time (35 hours per week); however, we are willing to explore part-time work. This is an office-based service function, and the data servers are located in the LSCS offices at New Register House (NRH) in Edinburgh, as we work on a secure network (Safe Haven method).

In this position, you will play an important role in the Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland’s small team. The LSCS is an infrastructure centre that specialises in data creation, connectivity, and access. Working collaboratively with the National Records of Scotland (NRS), we are responsible for running the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) Development and Support Unit (SLS-DSU), which facilitates SLS use. You will collaborate with colleagues to provide technical support to researchers by creating and managing databases, extracting datasets, and facilitating their use in research. You will create and implement innovative solutions to problems such as managing collections of complicated datasets, guaranteeing adherence to data protection requirements, and applying statistical disclosure control procedures.


Your abilities and traits for success:

  • Proven experience with database design, administration, and support.
  • Experience creating and delivering database queries and data extracts.
  • The ability to transform project obstacles into successful solutions.

Please include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter with your application.


As a respected part of our team, you should expect:

  • A competitive salary range of £37,099 to £44,263
  • A stimulating, cheerful, creative, demanding, and gratifying environment to work.
  • To be a member of a varied and thriving global community
  • Comprehensive employee perks include a significant vacation allowance, a defined benefit pension scheme, employee discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work arrangements. Visit our staff benefits page (opens in a new tab) for a comprehensive list, and use our incentive calculator to estimate your total income and perks.


Championing equality, diversity, and inclusion.

The University of Edinburgh has received a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of its efforts to improve gender equality in higher education. We are Race Equality Charter members, as well as Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, and we actively promote LGBT equality.

You will be needed to provide documentation of your right to work in the UK before beginning any employment with the university. For more information, visit our right to work sites (opens in new tab). Furthermore, working within the NRS building requires a Basic Disclosure Check (BPSS) – more information will be provided during the interview. [LW1]

Important dates to note

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2024.

Unless specified otherwise, applications close at 11:59 p.m. GMT. If you apply from outside the UK, the closing time on our ads is automatically adjusted to your browser’s local time zone.

Interviews will be place at the end of May.

The University can sponsor the employment of international workers in this position. If successful, an overseas candidate seeking sponsorship to work in the UK must meet the UK Home Office’s English Language criteria and apply for and obtain a Skilled Worker Visa.