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Data Management Expert with a heart for science (0,8 fte)

Vacancy number
Non-academic staff
Internal , External
Publication date
22 August 2023
Closing date
20 September 2023 Vacancy closed

Leiden University Libraries, Center for Digital Scholarship is looking for a:

Data Management Expert

Would you like to work at a university that promotes scientific research and connects it with society? Do you have an interest in research support, Open Science and FAIR data? Do you enjoy bringing together scientists from various disciplines and giving expert advice? This position is a great challenge for an enthusiastic and ambitious networker with a heart for science.

Together with colleagues from the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) and the Leiden Digital Competence Center (LDCC), you help Leiden University to take the management and use of research data to a higher level. As a Data Management Expert, you contribute to ongoing activities, such as providing training and workshops, and you help to implement related services university-wide. You follow international developments closely and provide information to researchers and university administrators.

In this position you will:

  • Provide training and advice on various themes, such as data management plans, FAIR data and data publication, both domain-specific and university-wide;
  • Provide support in drawing up and reviewing data management plans and protocols;
  • Handle queries and requests received by the CDS data management team;
  • Act as community manager of the Leiden Data Management Network;
  • Organize meetings and events for Leiden data stewards and others within the Data Management Network;
  • Follow the developments in the field of data management and bring these to the attention of researchers and research support staff, for example through blogs, social media and podcasts;
  • Stimulate and strengthen the collaboration between various research support staff;
  • Actively participate in the university-wide research support program, by contributing to the LDCC and the Leiden Research Support;
  • Ensuring knowledge exchange within the UBL in the field of FAIR data and data management;
  • Participate in national and international networks in which expertise is developed in the field of data management (LCRDM, RDA, etc.).

This is what you bring: / Your profile:

  • Academic education and affinity with an academic work environment;
  • Knowledge of data management and the research process in the open science era;
  • Good understanding of regulations and requirements with regard to research data;
  • Experience in providing advice, information and presentations;
  • You are analytical, result-oriented and flexible;
  • You have excellent communication and advice-giving skills;
  • Excellent spoken and written Dutch and English; for non-Dutch speakers, willingness to learn Dutch to Level B2.

The UBL offers employees many opportunities to develop. We continuously work towards creating an inspiring, inclusive and diverse work environment in which everyone feels welcome, safe and valued. You will be working within a leading academic library with world-class collections. The focus is on offering reliable, sustainable and innovative services. We do this together with other parties in the Netherlands and abroad. Our fields of activity are broad and diverse, as are our audiences, such as students, teachers and researchers. We provide scientific information for them as a partner in knowledge. UBL is known worldwide for its broad scientific and special collections, which, in addition to their role for education and research, also have an important social and cultural role. Our library locations offer everyone a pleasant study and research environment. Online we are in contact with users from all over the world. Our employees contribute to this together, each from their own background, experience and talent. For more information, also visit our website www.library.universiteitleiden.nl

You will be appointed at the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), a department of Leiden University Libraries (UBL). The CDS provides services related to Open Science such as Open Access publishing, FAIR data, copyright, the application of digital methods and techniques in close collaboration with faculties and other organizational units. For more information about us, visit the UBL website: www.library.universiteitleiden.nl/about-us/centre-for-digital-scholarship .

What we offer
The appointment takes place in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of Dutch Universities. The duration of the contract is one year with the prospect of permanent employment. The salary, depending on education and work experience, is a maximum of € 5,439 gross per month (scale 11; full-time basis). In addition, Leiden University has good employment conditions. For example, there is an end-of-year bonus (8.3%), holiday allowance (8%) and the possibility to choose tailor-made employment conditions via a selection model. If the position allows it, there is the possibility to work partly from home. The university offers good facilities for this. You can read all the information about this on www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at.

Promoting an inclusive community is central to Leiden University's values and vision. Leiden University strives to become an inclusive community that enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop to their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our education and strengthens our research. High quality education and research is inclusive.

For more information about the content of this position, please contact Alenka Princic, Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship (a.princic@library.leidenuniv.nl; 06-14346498)

To Apply
You can apply online via the 'Apply' button in our application system. Applications with a motivation letter and CV can be sent to Alenka Princic until September 20, 2023.

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