Research Data Manager

Posted to IASSIST on: 2014-12-17

Employer: King's College London

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Applications are invited for the post of Research Data Manager to join the Research Support and Digital Assets Team in the Collections and Research Support Division. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team within a library service which has an ambitious and long term vision for research support. This new permanent role will lead the establishment of the university’s Research Data Management (RDM) support infrastructure. Under the direction of the Research Support Manager the Research Data Manager will be responsible for planning and delivering the proposed new research data management support service. They will undertake outreach with the research community, develop policies and procedures to address the data life cycle needs of researchers, as well as develop and implement strategies for the effective management and accessibility of the university’s research data outputs.

Working closely with academics, IT, the Research Management & Innovation Directorate and partners, the Research Data Manager will be developing and implementing strategies that allow RDM stakeholders to contribute as effectively as possible to the management and accessibility of the university’s research data outputs.

The post-holder will develop and deliver a service covering all aspects of research data management including its organisation, description, preservation, and discoverability, as well as providing training, guidance and advocacy for research data management. They will form strong links with the research community across departments and professional services to investigate researchers’ data needs and embed research data management into the working practices of the university.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, good knowledge of research data management and associated policies as well as awareness of digital preservation requirements and activities. They will have a proactive approach to work and be capable of working to tight deadlines. A qualification or experience in project management is desirable but not essential.

Archived on: 2014-12-17