My name is Maryam and I am currently working as a research data manager at MPI-BGC. I am filling the position of Marcus Guderle, who is on paternity leave for one year.
I studied natural resources engineering at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, in my hometown in Iran. After completing my degree, I worked in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The university atmosphere gradually inspired me to continue my study not only at higher levels but also abroad. I decided to join Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) to conduct my M.Sc. in applied geophysics. There, I became familiar with the geophysical technique of remote sensing, and I had the chance to apply it to monitor environmental pollution. I published several papers based on the results of the project. Then I worked as a data officer at the Center of Seismic Imaging, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, in Malaysia, for two years. Meanwhile, I attended some national and international conferences to learn more and to make new connections in our field societies.
In 2020, I joined the Institute of Geophysics at the Polish Academy of Sciences as a data management specialist. This is where my previous experience with data management and my familiarity with geophysical data and projects paid off. But I also learned a lot about the new ways to manage research data. A few weeks ago, I commenced my job with the MPG-BGC in Jena.
I hereby encourage all researchers to utilize the ATTO data portal for sharing their research data, whether publicly or privately, which will have a great impact on the future of their careers.