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Research Datasteward

Job description

We are looking for research datastewards (in total for 2 fte) to support the implementation of research datamanagement (RDM) and FAIR data within the faculties of the University of Twente

Making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) and, RDM, the handling of research data during the entire research process, have a high priority at the University of Twente. Open Science, the new code for scientific integrity and FAIR data form the context of the Research Data Management (RDM) policy at the UT.

Research data stewards support researchers with all parts of RDM such as a datamanagement plan, data collection, data storage, data cleaning, data analysis and long term archiving.

The data stewards will shape the services together with the ICT account managers of LISA and the research support staff at the faculties.

Your tasks

  • you actively work on raising RDM/FAIR data awareness among researchers and students;
  • you support researchers and students with their RDM, on all parts;
  • you assist researchers and research groups in translating the UT RDM policy into the daily practice of their work;
  • you can take a user's perspective and are able to translate their needs into technology and IT infrastructure;
  • you take the initiative in establishing short and long-term contacts with researchers to discuss RDM/FAIR data matters;
  • you can translate questions from researchers and students into possible new services and advise the project team on this;
  • you provide training in the field of RDM/FAIR data;
  • you follow (inter) national developments in the RDM/FAIR data field, keep abreast of new tools and software and you consider whether and how you can use these.

Positioning

The data stewards get an appointment at the Embedded Information Services (EIS) department of the LISA service. Your workplace will be located at the faculty. The newly formed Digital Competence Center at the university is the homebase for all activities regarding RDM/FAIR data (www.utwente.nl/DCC).You will work together with the research support staff of the faculty, the data librarian, the information specialists and the account managers of LISA.

Your profile

What we ask:

  • a master's degree and preferably two years of relevant work experience. You have demonstrable experience with and knowledge of the management of research data and / or privacy-sensitive data; having a Phd is an advantage.
  • you have knowledge of software and other IT facilities that are required for RDM and you have basic knowledge of programming work that is required for RDM in terms of analysis and version management (fi Python);
  • experience in building and maintaining relationship networks. As an independent professional you are an equal discussion partner for your contacts at the faculty;
  • Affinity with the disciplines within the faculties of Engineering technology (ET) or Science and Technology (ST) or experience with the specific RDM requirements within the Health domain is preferred.
  • you have experience with scientific research in a university environment or similar setting;
  • you are strong in coming up with creative solutions, advising and transferring and sharing knowledge, both to groups and individually;
  • Good command of the English language, fluency in Dutch is preferred.
  • This role also requires personal qualities to which keywords apply such as: customer-oriented, analytical ability, result-oriented, initiative-rich, organization-sensitive, networker and team player.

Our offer

You will start with a temporary appointment with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation. The size of this position is between 24 and 38 hours a week. The salary, on a full-time basis, depending on education and experience, is a minimum of € 2790,- and a maximum of € 5127,- gross per month (scale 10/11 collective labour agreement Dutch Universities). In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive secondary employment conditions.

Information and application

For information you can contact the University Librarian Mrs. Dr. M. Drent (053) 4892081 (e-mail) marjolein.drent@utwente.nl. A screening is part of the procedure. An assessment can be part of the selection process.

You can apply until 13 September 2021.

About the organization

The Library, IT Support & Archive Department (LISA) provides a broad range of library, IT and archive support services to more than 10,000 students and 3,300 employees at University of Twente. We combine different disciplines with a view to offering better and more efficient services to those at our university engaged in education, research and operational activities. Through all of this, we support UT in contributing to a fair, sustainable and digital society as a learning community and a people-first university of technology.

As an employer, LISA offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. At LISA, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customizable conditions.

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

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