The Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Science is looking for a master or Postdoc in molecular ecology for a contract of limited duration (October 2018-September 2019) who will join the Antarctic team of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Data and Information Centre part of OD Nature.
This team is in charge of the management of biodiversity and ecosystem data resulting, for example, from the federal monitoring programmes of the marine environment or from research projects in marine and Antarctic sciences.
AntaBIS (www.biodiversity.aq) is a BelSPO (www.belspo.be)-funded project that aims at constructing a dedicated Antarctic biodiversity virtual Laboratory in the framework of the EU Lifewatch program, providing tools for the discovery and analysis of Antarctic biodiversity data.
Biodiversity.aq creates new ways of exploring and understanding Antarctic biodiversity by linking various online resources. Biodiveristy.aq contributes Antarctic biodiversity Data to global initiates such as the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (www.iobis.org) and the Global biodiversity Information Facility (www.gbif.org). The Register for Antarctic (Marine) species (www.marinespecies/RAMS) provides access to Antarctic taxonomic data and forms the taxonomic backbone for our other portals.
The data portal (data.biodiversity.aq) allows users explore and download Antarctic biodiversity. Our Microbial Antarctic Resource System (mARS.biodiversity.aq) is a unique platform that allows researcher to explore next generation sequencing data and environmental data (http://antabis.bedic.be/mars/).
We seeks an enthusiastic data manager to assist in the construction of this Antarctic biodiversity virtual laboratory. The successful candidate will be responsible for publication of various types of biodiversity data. The main focus will be on enriching the content of the mARS portal and the further development and maintenance of this portal.
The Data Manager Officer will be offered a one-year, full time position starting September 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible, and will be based at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (www.naturalsciences.be). She/he will work under the supervision of the Project Promoter and in close collaboration with the AntaBIS data scientist. There is potential to extend the duration of the position but this will depend on available funding and positive evaluation.
The successful candidate will work for 12 months in the context of one of the Belgian Federal contributions to EU Lifewatch (www.lifewatch.be) This work will be done in collaboration with a wide variety of international collaborators. The work handles the data management component of this project, and focusses mostly on the microbial Antarctic Resource System (mARS) mARS.biodiversity.aq.