Research School for Economic and Social History


Junior Data Engineer (IISH) – deadline 19 August 2022

The International Institute for Social History is looking for a Junior data engineer (4/5 days, 32-38 hr/w). The Data & Collections Engineer will derive (meta-)data from IISG’s and other collections to further the findability of collections as well as to create research ready datasets. The engineer will help transpose (meta-)data to Linked Open Data and provides support in collections and research projects to derive new datasets. Finally the data engineer will engage activities to update yearly time series data, such as the Amsterdam Code, HISCO and other value lists.

The position of Data & Collections Engineer is a new position within the recently established Data & Augmentation Department. It is of major importance, as it furthers the outreach of collections and ensure the (re-)usability of research datasets and because the Data & Collections engineer furthers the FAIRness of both collections and research data.

Candidates should have proficiency in Python, or demonstrated ability to translate experience from an equivalent language (e.g. R) and preferably have obtained a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. history, digital humanities, sociology, information sciences), as well as experience with Linked Open Data.

Applications should be submitted ultimately 19 August 2022 via the Academic Transfer portal.

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