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Scientific Integration and Data Officer

Scientific Integration and Data Officer

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Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System

The SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System) consortium coordinate state-of-the-art research infrastructure and observing capacity, owned by the members, in order to foster excellent environmental and climate change research in the Svalbard region. The SIOS Knowledge Centre (SIOS-KC), located in Longyearbyen, is the central hub.

SIOS Svalbard AS, a limited company fully owned by UNIS AS, is the legal entity for the SIOS consortium and the formal employer. The SIOS consortium consists of 25 international institutions with research activities in and around Svalbard. The work place will be the SIOS Knowledge Centre (SIOS-KC), located in the Svalbard Science Centre in Longyearbyen, Norway. SIOS-KC has currently a staff of 6 people and its administration and HR is supported by the University Centre in Svalbard (


Longyearbyen, Norway




The position is set to Senior adviser level in which a gross salary normally within the scale of 60 (NOK 517 300) - 72 (NOK 649 800) is offered.

Preferred education

Application deadline
31 March 2019

11 March 2019

Job description

The Scientific Integration and Data Officer (SIDO) will be part of the SIOS Knowledge Centre focusing on optimisation of SIOS RI, harmonising data for multidisciplinary scientific usage of data products and identifying knowledge gaps. SIDO will be the link between the scientific research community and the SIOS data management system (SDMS), to ensure that data management solutions are developed according to the user needs. SIDO will thus facilitate that data services are tailored to foster the scientific optimisation of the distributed multidisciplinary RI owned by the SIOS member institutions.

SIDO will closely collaborate with data managers from ongoing large projects associated with SIOS, like Nansen Legacy ( and GCI_Cusp (

SIDO is expected to follow the scientific progress and discussion in the field of Arctic Earth System Science (ESS) and will be responsible for planning and arranging workshops and training events organised by SIOS. SIDO will take part in preparation and management of externally funded projects supporting the further development of SIOS RI. Furthermore, SIDO takes part in representing SIOS in international scientific programs and initiatives. The position might be given other tasks in certain periods and reports to the SIOS director.