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Data Specialist

Oxitec Ltd
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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About Us

We are a team of passionate individuals from 15 countries, developing ground-breaking biological solutions to safely and sustainably control insect pests that spread disease and destroy crops. We do this work to improve lives and livelihoods around the world in the face of growing threats to human health and the global food supply.

We are strongly committed to a set of values and principles and foster a culture of trust, respect, creativity, and accountability. Click here to read about our principles, and click here to read our CEO's blog on trust and our corporate culture.

Purpose of the job

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate, expert-level Data Specialist to join a dynamic project team dedicated to the successful deployment of Oxitec's Friendly™ insect technology. With an initial focus on field trials in the US, this is an exciting role in a fast-paced environment, working on high-impact projects with outstanding professionals around the world. Passion for contributing to the fight against vector-borne diseases and unwavering integrity are essential. The successful candidate will support Oxitec to interpret and manage data, solving complex problems using a variety of data tools.

You will ensure that spatial and tabular data are clean and reliable and that outputs are clearly communicated in static and dynamic reports. A key part of this role is to evaluate, improve and customize existing tools to meet the needs of the projects while also actively managing incoming datasets. This position may also support the expansion of Oxitec's data platform.

  • Receiving, cleaning, and validating data
  • Managing, updating, and trouble-shooting data entry and reporting tools
  • Provide mapping support for field projects, including vector surveillance data and other elements
  • Training technical project staff in the use of data collection and reporting tools
  • Communicating progress and results effectively with leadership, technical managers, and external stakeholders through presentations and digital and written reports
  • Engaging communities to provide information in support of the project
  • Constructing and presenting both written and digital reports
  • Deliver data requirements for other products and geographies as required

Key Qualifications and Skills
  • Degree, professional certification, or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline
  • Advanced skills in ArcGIS Pro and/or AGOL
  • Experience with data collection tools such as Survey123 or Collector
  • Experienced MS Office user
  • Basic skills in Python, SQL, R, and/or Arcade programming languages
  • Demonstrable familiarity with geospatial and tabular relational databases and cartographic principles
  • Experience of working with insects and/or an entomological qualification would be a distinct advantage
  • A strong team mentality yet confident working independently with limited direction
  • A pro-active communicator, reaching out to ensure alignment with all stakeholders
  • Highly organized, able to deliver routinely against tight deadlines in an ever-changing environment
  • Fully fluent in English, additional language skills desirable

What can we offer you?
  • An organization centred on strong values and principles and a culture of trust internally and externally
  • A fun, fast-paced, high-performing, and supportive company climate
  • Collaborative interactions with teams and colleagues around the world
  • An honest, direct, and supportive feedback culture
  • A range of social, mental health and wellbeing initiatives
  • A range of leadership and development opportunities
  • Performance incentives
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Country-specific paid holidays

Recruitment Agencies: Oxitec does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job's alias, Oxitec employees, or any other company location. Oxitec is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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