Research Data Manager

Posted to IASSIST on: 2015-04-24

Employer: Brunel University London

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Brunel University London seeks to appoint a Research Data Manager to assist in the development of a user-shaped Research Data Management service for the University’s academic community. This post will help build a sustainable service to ensure that researchers are able to store and manage their data in a seamless and secure fashion, enabling them to easily manage, manipulate, share and preserve their data either at Brunel or in a trusted repository elsewhere. Exact duties will vary in agreement with the Line Manager and the Library Director.

** 1.*

  • Education: Qualifications & Training

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent

  • Experience in a range of research, Library or IT activity

  • Experience of post-graduate or post-doctoral research

2.  Knowledge

  • Awareness of the issues and technical challenges related to the curation and sharing of research data
  • Research data management practice and policy in HEIs
  • Familiarity with current debates on open data and open access issues

3. Experience

  • Familiarity with the working practices and related needs of academic staff
  • Experience with tools for managing digital assets or repository software
  • Proven experience of developing innovative ideas
  • Experience of  curating research data
  • Experience in training or teaching

*4. Skills

  • & Abilities

  • Attention to detail and ability to maintain a consistent and high standard of accurate work

  • Ability to follow complex framework of procedures and policy guidelines

  • Flexible approach and ability to work effectively in a very busy environment

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organisational skills and problem solving skills, with proven ability to identify and resolve issues and prioritise workloads

  • Effective project management skills

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and advocacy skills


  • Additional Attributes Required (Not Incorporated Above)

  • A flexible approach

  • Commitment to the provision of high quality services

  • Commitment to participation in local and national professional activities

  • To always be presentable and dress appropriately as per departmental procedure

  • To be willing to undertake regular relevant training as required by the department

Archived on: 2015-04-27