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CLOSER Metadata Assistant

Ref: 1793951
Closing date: 25 March, 2019
Interview date: 09 April, 2019
Hours: Full Time (job share considered)
Salary: £24,506 – £27,863 per annum

A person specification and job description are available to view on the UCL job listing.

Duties and responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Metadata Assistant at CLOSER in UCL’s Department of Social Science. The successful candidate will document content for CLOSER Discovery; a search engine which enables researchers to search the content of eight longitudinal studies.

CLOSER Discovery provides a single point of entry to the hundreds of thousands of variables, questions and protocols within the eight CLOSER studies, significantly easing data discovery for users. This exciting opportunity provides a chance to contribute to an innovative and ambitious project; the scale of data required makes CLOSER Discovery amongst the largest of such repositories in the world. The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the creation and enhancement of metadata for use in CLOSER Discovery. This will involve entering surveys and questionnaires into a specialist system, Archivist, which was designed to meet the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) metadata standard.

This post is available from April 2019 and is funded until 30th September 2019 in the first instance. CLOSER has recently received additional funding through to 30th September 2020 and the post will be extended through to the end of the grant.

Key requirements

The post holder must have proven experience of accurate metadata entry and excellent administrative and IT skills. They should also have the ability to identify and help resolve problems through systematic and logical methods, and excellent attention to detail.

A working knowledge of surveys and questionnaires would be advantageous.

Further Details

To apply for this vacancy, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of the UCL job listing.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Hayley Mills, (


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