Job Opportunity - Software Developer (Geodata Systems for Mineral Exploration)

Job title: Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate – Software Developer (Geodata Systems for Mineral Exploration)
College of Arts and Science
School of Science and Technology
Salary: Circa £22,020 - £24,766 per annum plus training and development package
Campus: Clifton Campus and IGS Ltd at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham
Additional Information: This post is fixed term for 2 years. The post is open to UK and EU candidates only.

IGS Ltd[1] is a spin-out company that provides geoscientific services to emerging and developing countries across the world with a focus in Africa. These services are aimed at improving the quality of geodata in order to attract international mineral exploration in that country. A country’s ability to supply modern digital geodata such as geology, geophysical and geochemical at a national and regional scale is vital in developing its mineral sector. The company is based at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a UK/EU IT graduate with proven skills and experience in software development to develop a commercial online digital geodata system for IGS Ltd in collaboration with the School of Computing and Informatics of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), under the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The position offers a potentiallylucrative opportunity to eventually, not only lead IGS’s digital geodata business but also to obtain a shareholding in our company.

The role will require you to become familiar with the role of geodata in the mineral exploration sector at an international level and the complex issues around geodata ownership and resultant IP considerations. This may involve occasional travel to some countries to assess the geodata that is available from an informatics perspective and to assist in negotiations regarding licensing agreements with geodata owners.

The outcome of the project will be to develop a fully commercial system that delivers and multi-sells a combination of existing raw digital and value-added, reinterpreted geodata.

The post is a fixed-term contract with NTU for 24 months through the KTP. You will be supported by the University’s KTP team and have the benefit of an excellent training programme including the KTP Associate Diploma in Management Programme, which is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

For further details on the role visit KTP Software Developer vacancy<>

Further information on KTP can be found on

Closing date – 5pm on 20 October 2013
Interview date – 11 November 2013

To submit an online application for this position please visit<>.

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If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Taha Osman, Principal Lecturer, on +44 (0)115 848 8370, or via email<>

Further application details are available at<>. If you require documentation in alternative formats (e.g. Braille, large print) please contact us at<>

Nottingham Trent University is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity and we seek people who share those values.<>

Please note this role does not meet the UK Border Agency requirements for sponsorship.  Nottingham Trent University is unable to apply for sponsorship for any applicant not eligible to work in the UK and therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship under the Points Based Immigration System.


[1] BGS International is the trading name under a license issued by the NaturalEnvironment Research Council of IGS (International Geoscience Services) Ltd. Registered in England No. 7475665

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