Come and work for us at the SLS!

Are you interested in helping lead the management and development of a highly innovative research database and supporting its research use? Then you should come and work for us!

The Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) has an exciting job opportunity to work as a Technical Data Support Officer (fixed-term 5 year position). The successful candidate will become a key team member at the Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland (LSCS – working closely with the Scottish Government and the National Records of Scotland. The LSCS provides a data support service for researchers using the Scottish Longitudinal Study and this post will create and maintain databases, extract and link datasets, and support external researchers. With colleagues it will assist in providing technical support for all aspects of the process of delivering data to researchers and their projects. It will also develop and apply creative solutions to complex problems including ensuring adherence to data privacy guidelines and application of statistical disclosure control rules. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the curation, development and research use of other LSCS longitudinal datasets.

We are looking for someone with excellent problem solving and communications skills, a commitment to improving the SLS user service and ensuring database systems are designed and running efficiently. Self-learning and personal professional development form an essential part of this role, but in-house training will also be provided. This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to further a career as a database developer and data support officer.

Deadline for application is: 7th October 2020.

For enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews, please contact either Lee Williamson (, Chris Dibben ( or Tom Clemens (

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