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Vacature: Database manager

To expand our financial research capacity, we are looking for an experienced Database manager

You will support the work of our financial research working group, which is researching the investments, operations, financing and tax strategies of companies involved in international commodity chains (mining, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, energy) and other sectors with significant social and environmental impacts (garments, weapons, electricity, etc.). With this type of research, we expose how investors and banks are involved in social and environmental issues created by corporate actors, and we aim to understand which leverage options financiers have to influence corporate strategies in a more sustainable direction. In turn, such analyses inform how governments and civil society could stimulate the financial sector to become agents of change.

Your role would be to support the financial researchers with extracting, managing, analysing and visualising data on companies and financial institutions. Data will be extracted from databases such as Bloomberg, Refinitiv, IJGlobal, Pitchbook, Orbis and others, but also collected from company publications such as annual reports. Data management aims to store and retrieve data for all research projects systematically, to enable deeper and different analyses and to answer research questions as efficiently as possible. The data analysis aims to discover time patterns, correlations and key indicators. And data visualisation intends to present research outcomes attractively and understandably.

The outcomes of our financial research result will support NGOs, trade unions and governments to address the negative sustainability impacts of corporate actors and to stimulate adequate CSR policies and regulations which foster sustainable and inclusive development.

We expect you to:

  • feel highly motivated to foster the integration of sustainability and social justice in corporate practices;
  • have keen analytical skills and love working with large datasets;
  • enjoy supporting colleagues to make their financial research as efficient as possible;
  • have experience with data warehousing tools (e.g. Snowflake, Google Cloud, Redshift, SQL Server, Panoply) and data management tools (e.g. MySQL, SQL Server Management Studio, Oracle RDBMS);
  • preferably have experience as well with data analysis tools (Python, R, Jupyter, Apache Spark, Excel);
  • have good verbal and written communication skills in the English language;
  • use your creativity to optimize our research processes; and
  • live within commuting distance of our office or have the willingness to relocate.

We offer:

  • the opportunity to contribute to challenging and varied research projects with a high social relevance;
  • an organizational structure which aims to enable your personal and professional development;
  • an international team of highly motivated colleagues with diverse fields of expertise;
  • a friendly office close to the Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station;
  • a contract for 28 to 40 hours per week (to be determined in consultation);
  • flexible working hours and the option to work up to 80% from home;
  • an initial monthly salary (based on 40 hours/week) between € 3,261 and € 3,666, depending on experience; and
  • a good pension scheme and other fringe benefits.

Profundo is an equal opportunity employer striving for a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applicants from a minority background are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information on Profundo, please have a look at this website. If you have further questions, feel free to send an email to Ward Warmerdam ().

Please send your application, including a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and a sample of your research work, no later than 9 April 2023 to Jan Willem van Gelder via .


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