Research Data Manager

Posted to IASSIST on: 2015-08-04

Employer: University of Liverpool

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We are seeking a Research Data Manager to join the Research Support team, managing the University Library’s support for Research Data Management (RDM) and playing a vital role in offering consultation and technical support to researchers recording or publishing their datasets through the University’s Data Catalogue.  You will help embed RDM knowledge and procedures into the wider University’s research management processes and systems, and represent the Library both internally and externally on RDM issues.

You should have a degree (or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience) and experience of team working in a busy library, IT or research support service environment with the ability to communicate detailed and complex information effectively to a wide range of people.


  • Experience of team working in a busy library, IT or research support service environment
  • Experience of bringing together technical specialists and developing teams to promote effective co-operative working relationships and a consistent common and strategic focus
  • Degree (or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience)
  • Customer service awareness
  • Demonstrable professional knowledge and familiarity with the concepts of Research Data Management
  • Understanding of the academic environment and priorities; ability to maintain awareness of professional issues relevant to the role
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate at all levels, to both technical and non-technical staff and to simplify complex issues and concepts
  • Able to forge successful working relationships across teams and groups within the University, and to liaise with stakeholders and work in co-operation with contacts outside the organisation
  • Excellent organisational, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work successfully under pressure
  • Competent in the use of common IT software, including office productivity software and web content management systems
  • Confidence to deal effectively with academic staff and to represent the Research Data Management service at departmental meetings
  • Able to work individually and as part of a team with a positive, adaptable and flexible approach to work
  • Strength of character and resilience to drive change and delivery of services, with the demonstrated ability to manage soft factors sensitively


  • Experience of working in data management or as a data scientist
  • Experience of liaison work in an academic or research institution
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of using Current Research Information Systems
  • Data analysis training
  • Customer service training
  • Practical knowledge of the EPrints software
  • Knowledge of critical back-end institutional services
  • Knowledge of common internet technologies such as XML, Perl, Apache

Archived on: 2015-08-06