Are you a database wizz?

AMDI LogoTangaroa Blue's Australian Marine Debris Database is growing every day with volunteers and partners across Australia sending in their data sheets from their beach, river and community clean-up events. In the next few months we will reach a huge milestone clicking over 10,000,000 marine debris items being recorded!

Our database team needs to grow to meet this demand and we are looking for an AMDI Database project officer to join our team.

This is a contractor position for 2 days per week for someone who can work from their home office and  is available from February 1st 2018. The person needs to be committed to Tangaroa Blue's vision and ethics, have data management skills and experience including the following skills:

  • Experience working with a comprehensive dataset including collating data, assessing data against database requirements and preparing data for entry.
  • Experience with relational databases with a spatial extension, specifically Postgres using PGAdmin (essential) and MS Access (desirable).
  • Experience with QGIS spatial software.
  • Understanding of database cleaning and maintenance.
  • Able to write SQL queries to produce custom datasets for research and other purposes.
  • Ability to find/identify locations in various geographical settings around Australia using Google Earth and other open access basemaps.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV showing relevant experience (max. 2 pages) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 20th January 2018.