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Data manager

Vacancy number
22-196 11262
Function type
Non-academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Placed on
29 March 2022
Closing date
24 April 2022 Vacancy closed

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for a

Data Manager (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)  
Vacancy number 11262

Responsible data management practice is increasingly becoming an important part of research and researchers therefore need support throughout the research data life cycle on the collection, management, storage and publication of data. We are looking for an enthusiastic Data Manager who will contribute to the development of the Faculty’s data management policy, procedures and tools, and who will set up and coordinate a faculty-wide support network consisting of institute data stewards and research policy staff. The Data Manager will also work closely with the Faculty’s privacy officer, security officer and information manager, and colleagues at the Centre for Digital Scholarship and the ICT Shared Services Centre. This job is a new position and a great chance to join the dynamically growing network of data managers and data stewards at Leiden University and to contribute to a cultural change in research data management.

Key responsibilities
The successful applicant will be expected to:

•    Coordinate the network of staff within the Faculty who are involved in data management support and data management training of research staff;
•    Develop and implement plans to establish data management support and procedures within the Faculty;
•    Develop faculty-wide policies and protocols related to data storage, research monitoring, and data destruction;
•    Encourage and monitor the implementation of RDM policies and the compliance with data management plans;
•    Fulfill a driving role for RDM support systems and software tools;
•    Advise the Faculty Board and scientific directors on the development, implementation and enforcement of strategy and policy related to data management;
•    Align data management policies to be developed within the Faculty with university policies and advice and guidelines, and with standards within the disciplines;
•    Participate in University- and Faculty-wide projects in the field of (support of) data management.

•    A motivated organizer with a completed university Master's degree, preferably in Social/Behavioural Sciences;
•    Preferably with experience in developing, implementing, evaluating and monitoring RDM policy;
•    With experience or at least affinity with various research and data collection methods and with RDM in general;
•    With an interest in developments in the field of data archiving (including relevant software), metadata, privacy (GDPR), Open Science and FAIR guidelines;
•    With an empathetic attitude and proactive, goal-oriented, independent and meticulous work ethic;
•    With good active and passive command of both Dutch and English;
•    With a feeling for the complexity of a large organization, with an eye for the various stakeholders and interests on both strategic, tactical and operational levels.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences conducts high-quality research and offers a broad and disciplinary educational programme, focused on increasing our understanding of current developments in society. The faculty consists of five institutes: Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Sociology, Education and Child Studies, Political Science and Psychology. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 850 staff members. For more information, please visit the website of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

The Data Manager works within the SOLO department which provides hands-on support and advice to researchers, teachers and support staff, and is part of a multidisciplinary team with expertise on information management, ICT, privacy and security. The Data Manager reports to the Faculty information manager.

Terms and conditions
We offer this position initially for a period of one year. Salary range from € 3.821 to € 5.230 gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

In your daily activities you will have access to confidential information.  We therefore require candidates for this position to submit a Statement of Good Conduct (VOG). This statement can be obtained from the Civic Affairs department of the municipality where you are registered. The costs of this statement will be reimbursed. You can find detailed information about the VOG on https://www.justis.nl/producten/vog/ . 

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Enquiries can be made to the Faculty’s information manager, Raymond van Erkel (r.van.erkel@fsw.leidenuniv.nl).

Information about Leiden University can be found at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en

Please submit online your application no later than 24 April 2022 via the blue button in our application system.
Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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