Job Opportunity: Metadata and Data Curation Specialist, University of Victoria, Ocean Networks Canada | POGO

Job Opportunity: Metadata and Data Curation Specialist, University of Victoria, Ocean Networks Canada

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is as a not-for-profit society that operates and manages innovative cabled observatories on behalf of the University of Victoria that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to various scientific instruments located in coastal, deep-ocean, and Arctic environments. ONC’s cable arrays host hundreds of sensors distributed in, on and above the seabed along with mobile and land based assets strategically located, instruments that address key scientific and policy issues (subsea earthquakes and tsunamis, ocean acidification, marine biodiversity, etc.) within a wide range of environments.


ONC also provides coastal and oceanographic data acquisition, curation, and distribution services to third party clients like the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy.


ONC is seeking a Metadata and Data Curation Specialist, who will be primarily responsible for acquiring, verifying and maintaining metadata and data for ONC. Secondary duties include providing support during infrastructure maintenance operations, mainly on-shore but occasionally in the field. Curation activities enhance metadata and data discovery and retrieval, provenance, quality, archival and interoperability.


The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Computer Science or related field, and 3 years of experience working in a related discipline. A scientific or research background sufficient to understand the technical aspects of Ocean Networks Canada activities is essential. A qualified candidate will possess excellent communication skills, time-management, and problem-solving capabilities. Flexibility to manage multiple tasks and priority in a dynamic working environment is highly desired.


For further information and to apply, visit:


Closing date: 22 May 2018

Website hosted & developed by VLIZ
Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans is a charitable incorporated organisation registered and regulated by the Charity Commission of England and Wales, No 1171692