Job Position at Northumbria University
GIS Research Assistant
The project team has created a GIS from ‘rating list’ (NNDR) data from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and additional data on the incidence of vacant commercial property.
A research assistant is required to help enhance, develop demonstrate the Geographic Information System (GIS) to further extend the anlaysis and application of the data. This may require the cleansing, formatting, matching and adaptation of new data sets into the correct format for GIS analysis and integration into the GIS.
Essential criteria – The ability to manage and interrogate large amounts of data in various formats, typically in MS Excel and Arc View GIS
The ability to prepare data sets for GIS analysis
Experience of utilising GIS to conduct spatial analysis
Interest, confidence and creativity in adapting data, often in raw and contrasting formats into useful resources for interrogation and analysis
Experience in working with various data base products and the confidence to spot opportunities for improvement and innovation
Desirable criteria – Knowledge of non-domestic rating
Understanding of commercial property market economics and valuation
Experience of other data base and data analysis products such as SPSS, SQL and Access
Experience of working with similar experimental data sets