Data Curator, Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS)

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University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The role:

In this current climate of open science/open data, researchers are required to provide their data in an open data repository, which Canadian Watershed Information Network (CanWIN) provides. Since 2004, CEOS has emerged as a world leader in the area of Arctic marine science, working collaboratively within the research network ArcticNet, in addition to Amundsen Science. The Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has been a major catalyst in revitalizing Canadian Arctic science by giving Canadian researchers and their international collaborators unprecedented access to the Arctic Ocean. The ship's facilities and sophisticated pool of equipment make it a versatile research platform for scientists in the natural, health and social sciences along with their partners from government, industry and Northern communities.

Through the partnership with Amundsen Science, researchers at CEOS collect and analyze research data each year, in multiple formats, from multiple instruments. Additionally, the group acquires terabytes of data annually from other sources (e.g., data resulting from satellites) in support of research. With the increasing amount of data being collected, CanWIN needs to provide its users with the resources necessary to manage and share their data according to national and internationally recognized standards. This position supports the CanWIN coordinator in providing data and products developed from CEOS datasets, including data from the research vessel CCGS Amundsen. The position will also liaise with external organizations to undertake activities and analysis regarding data management and open data standards that are outside the current routine.

The qualifications and experience we’re looking for:

  • A bachelor’s degree in an environmental discipline with related programming experience or a computer science degree is required.
  • Five years of directly related experience is required.
  • Demonstrated strength in documenting work/code using Git is preferred.
  • Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research and collecting data is required.
  • Experience with geospatial data formats and software libraries (GeoTIFF, NetCDF, GDAL) (PTEP) is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of OGC standards and services (WxS, CSW, WPS) is preferred.
  • Participate in the standardization and customization of data frameworks according to OGC, Web Map Service / WMS, ISO, OCDE and standards is preferred.
  • Experience with the integration of RESTful APIs is preferred.
  • Experience in development of databases such as Postgres is preferred.
  • Experience in data and metadata international standards is preferred.
  • Experience in data wrangling, analysis, and visualization using R, IDL or Python, is required.
  • Experience in producing reports in a programming language like LateX, is preferred.
  • Experience in management of GIS or other related databases is preferred.
  • Experience analyzing remote sensing datasets is preferred.
  • Experience conducting field work in remote, hostile environments is preferred.
  • Experience working with First Nation, the Metis Nation or Inuit communities, is preferred.
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

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  • Comprehensive group benefits program and pension plan.
  • Competitive vacation time.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • A full spectrum of professional development opportunities.

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Closing Date: October 16, 2020

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Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $48,685.00-$64,846.60 per year


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care


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