Wednesday , February 8 2023

National Parks Vacancies – Bioinformatics & Science Manager

Website South African National Parks - SANParks

Job Description:

A challenging vacancy exists for a Bioinformatics and Science Support Manager, based at the Cape Research Centre, working with the Scientific Services division of South African National Parks (SANParks). The successful candidate will lead and coordinate an initiative to modernise biological species data management at SANParks.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage relationships with the donor and project partners, including SANBI
  • Oversee a project team and manage finance according to SANParks’ policies and procedures
  • Manage and administer a complex two-year national-scale project
  • Coordinate development of knowledge systems and facilitate data management, synthesis and use for informing SANParks’ conservation actions

Job Requirements:

  • A driver’s license and willingness to travel to national parks across the country
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in data management, including in database development.
  • Sound understanding of taxonomy and South Africa’s biodiversity datasets
  • Good working knowledge of GIS

Qualification & Experience:

  • MSc degree in Natural Science/Information Science or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience working with geographically-dispersed project teams.
  • Five years of project management/coordination experience
  • Experience working with GBIF data and APIs.
  • Strong experience in manipulation and analysis of large datasets from different sources

Job Details:

Company: South African National Parks – SANParks

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: N/A

Job Location: Cape Town, ‎Western Cape‎, ‎South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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