Research Data Manager

Posted to IASSIST on: 2016-08-08

Employer: University of Salford

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The University Library is looking to appoint a highly motivated individual to the position of Research Data Manager. The Research Data Manager Service is currently a pilot service set up in response to changing funder expectations.

You will be responsible for ongoing service development, delivery, and analysis and evaluation of service usage and effectiveness. You will implement the Research Data Management policy and manage wider service roll out across the University building on the excellent progress achieved so far.

You will work collaboratively to ensure the ongoing development and delivery of high quality, innovative and cohesive research services aligned with the strategic ambitions of the University. You will support researchers, playing a vital role in supporting their management of data and outputs throughout the research lifecycle. Through active advocacy and outreach, you will work to embed RDM and scholarly communications and digital scholarship processes into research practice.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, be confident in working with academic and professional services colleagues, and able to manage your time and prioritize tasks effectively. S/he will be flexible, innovative and evidence-based, with a passion for improving the researcher experience and services at Salford. S/he will thrive in a dynamic academic environment, adapting to new roles and working practices as needs emerge, and contribute effectively and creatively to the wider library and university research teams. S/he will be aware of key research activity around research data management and the wider scholarly communications landscape.

The role holder will represent the Library internally and externally on RDM and scholarly and digital communications issues. A familiarity with the current UK research environment in higher education is also essential.

Archived on: 2016-08-09