Research Data Management Librarian Ref 2145

Department:  Library 
Hours: Full or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 12 months 
Reference: 2145
Salary: starting at £33,797 rising to £40,322 per annum
Placed on:  24 September 2019
Closing date:  16 October 2019.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

Research Data Management capability is being developed by multiple teams across the University including the Library, IT Services and Research & Enterprise, under the guidance of a Research Data Management steering group. The Research Data Management Librarian will deliver this development, scoping and project managing the different elements of the service.

The post-holder will create strong links with the research community across all academic schools to investigate their research data needs. You will provide advocacy and support to researchers to ensure that research data management is embedded within their working practice.

The post-holder will cover all aspects of research data management, including its organisation, description, preservation, and discoverability. You will report to the Library’s Academic Services Manager but will also work with colleagues in IT Services and Research & Enterprise. You will work closely with the Research Support Librarian and the Research Data and Digital Preservation Technologist to develop an advocacy programme and training materials, and to assist researchers with publishing data in Figshare, the University’s data repository.

This post is fixed term for 12 months in the first instance, whilst we scope and develop the service.

For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Tatham (Associate Director) 01273 877632 or at

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How to apply

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