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At Utrecht University (UU) we are searching for a data scientist who will improve international sharing of geophysical laboratory data, and coordinate an international community of earth-scientific laboratories. The position will be embedded in the Department of Earth Science, and in the EPOS team at UU. EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a European network of research infrastructures for solid earth science, that facilitates the integrated use of open data and research facilities. EPOS-eNLarge is a recently funded national infrastructure programme, that contributes to EPOS.
International data sharing through EPOS Multi-Scale Laboratories (MSL)
In Europe, the main access portal for international solid Earthscientific data is provided by EPOS, the European Plate Observing System. EPOS Multi-Scale Laboratories is one of the ten discipline groups in EPOS and is coordinated at Utrecht University. It comprises a European community of approximately 100 Earth scientific research laboratories involved in the following disciplines:
An important aim of EPOS MSL is to make data from the above disciplines more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). Recent work has ensured that data, published fragmented across Europe, are increasingly being made centrally findable at the EPOS data portal. However, the data remains highly heterogeneous, non-interoperable and difficult for non-experts to understand and re-use. Specifically –the data are not yet prepared to facilitate easy combination of multiple datasets, or look up values of input parameters for modelling work. The data scientist will strive to make the date that is being shared easier to re-use.
In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow.
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EPOS, EPOS Multi-Scale Laboratories, EPOS-NL and EPOS-eNLarge
The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) is a multidisciplinary, distributed research infrastructure that facilitates the integrated use of data, products, and facilities from the solid Earth science community in Europe.
Princetonlaan 8a, 3584 CB, Utrecht
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