Nantes Université is hiring a Data Steward for REWRITE!

As part of the European research project "REWRITE" (REWilding and Restoration of InterTidal sediment Ecosystems for carbon sequestration, climate adaptation and biodiversity support), Nantes Université is recruiting a full-time data steward for a 18-months contract, starting on 18 March 2024.
Nantes Université is hiring a Data Steward for REWRITE!

Nantes Université is a public institution of higher education and research which proposes a unique model of university in France, uniting a university, a university hospital (CHU de Nantes), a technological research institute (IRT Jules Verne), a national research organisation (Inserm) and three « grandes écoles » (Centrale Nantes, Ecole des Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire, Ecole d'Architecture de Nantes).


These players are joining forces to develop the excellence of Nantes' research and to offer new training opportunities in all fields of knowledge.
Sustainable and open to the world, Nantes Université ensures that its students and staff have the best study, research and working conditions for their on-going professional development on all Nantes Université’s campuses, in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon.

Working environment and context


Location: Nantes Université, Campus Sciences et Technologie, Laboratory ISOMer (Institut Des Substances et Organismes de la Mer – UR 2160)


As part of the European research project "REWRITE" (REWilding and Restoration of InterTidal sediment Ecosystems for carbon sequestration, climate adaptation and biodiversity support), Nantes Université is recruiting a full-time data steward for a 18-months contract, starting on 18 March 2024.

The person recruited will report to Vona MELEDER, Professor in Marine Biology at Nantes Université and scientific coordinator of the “REWRITE” project.
The "REWRITE" project will be carried out by a consortium of interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral and international partners, and with the aim to contribute to a better understanding of coastal ecosystems composed by soft sediments: mudflats, seagrass meadows and salt marshes. More specifically, it is dedicated to estimating their contribution to the carbon cycle (i.e. Blue Carbon), maintaining biodiversity and protecting against the sea level rise at local (ecosystem), regional (country) and global (north-south Europe and North America) scales, while meeting societal expectations (i.e. heritage, recreational and Blue Economy). Understanding the loss due to the retreat of these ecosystems, in terms of surface area and effectiveness in fixing carbon and maintaining biodiversity, will allow us to estimate the potential gain if these areas are restored and returned to nature.

 

Missions


The data steward reports to the scientific coordinator of the “REWRITE” project and is in direct contact with the data producers within the consortium.
S/he will be based at Nantes University, in the ISOMer laboratory, and will be responsible for managing, organising, securing, preserving and making available the data produced by the project in accordance with the FAIR principles.


As data steward for the coordinating organisation, s/he will also be responsible for ensuring the quality of the data and metadata in accordance with the standards of the various research disciplines involved. The aim is to open them up, comply with the recommendations and requirements if the Horizon Europe programme and rely on the data professionals at Nantes Université, as well as the members of the consortium. Working closely with the project coordinator, s/he will be responsible for planning and organising the data for the consortium.

Main activities

 

  • Preparing and implementing the REWRITE project's Data Management Plan in accordance with the requirements of the Horizon Europe programme and Nantes Université, in collaboration with the project leader, the consortium and the staff dedicated to research data management (IT department, project managers, DPO, etc.)
  • Setting up, managing and organising a collaborative shared storage tool in order to centralise access to project data (administrative, research, etc.) for all partners
  • Preparing and curating the data produced by the project and creating metadata in accordance with the various disciplinary standards and existing recommendations
  • Making the data produced by the project available in accordance with the FAIR principles, using the appropriate data repositories and liaising with the staff responsible for promoting the project

Profile required

 

  • Education and/or qualification: Master’s degree or PhD with specialization (research engineering, IT, data analysis)
  • Previous experience welcome for the position: 2 years

Position open to agents likely to take advantage of a legal priority in accordance with the provisions of article 60 of the law of January 11, 1984 on statutory provisions relating to the State civil service (on presentation of proof).

 

Skills and knowledge required


General, theoretical or disciplinary knowledge

  • Expertise in different tools and methods for the management of research data with different formats and volumes (Data lake, Data catalogue, Metedata, …)
  • Knowledge of the French and European scientific research field and its operation
  • English (fluent)

Operational skills:

 

  • Ability to handle different types of data
  • Basic knowledge of project management
  • Knowledge of R language and Python

Soft skills:

 

  • Ability to adapt: collaboration with a wide variety of partners
  • Rigour and methodology
  • Ability to summarise
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Autonomy
  • Ability to take steps

 

Application deadline: 29 February 2024

Date of commission: Week 10

Prefered starting date: 18 March 2024

 

Contacts:


Contact person for further information on the position: Vona MELEDER – vona.meleder@univ-nantes.fr
Please send your application (CV + mandatory covering letter) exclusively by e-mail to recrutement- biatss@univ-nantes.fr

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