Research Data Manager | Job Opportunities @ University of Cambridge

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Applications are invited for the post of Research Data Manager at the University of Cambridge. This role is based within the Cambridge University Libraries' Office of Scholarly Communication and leads the development of data management services in line with the needs of researchers across the university.

The University of Cambridge promotes and supports open research to improve discoverability and maximise access to knowledge in accordance with our mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Cambridge University Libraries work in collaboration across the University to provide services and training to support research excellence and innovation. This includes leadership to help embed the principles and practice of Open Research, and support advances in digital and data-driven scholarship.

The Research Data Manager will manage a sustainable Research Data Management Facility and lead projects in support of open research at the University of Cambridge. This involves raising awareness of good data management practices amongst the academic community, developing and implementing projects and services as essential parts of the University's research environment, and ensuring University's national and international leadership in good data management practice.

To perform this role effectively you will require experience in administration or project management together with knowledge of issues relating to open access to research data. You will also have excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and organisational skills. We are looking for a proactive individual to join our team.

The Libraries are currently offering limited in person services, and as such, our staff are working a mixture of arrangements, including some on premises, some remotely, and some a mixture of the two. Which arrangements are currently most appropriate for this post will be discussed at interview.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Niamh Tumelty, Head of Open Research Services, at

The closing date for applications is 22 November 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 30 November 2020.

Please quote reference VE24485 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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10/26/2020, 05:02

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