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Datasteward Research Data Management (RDM) (V86.4265)

Datasteward Research Data Management (RDM)

Would you like to work on shaping tomorrow's world? Contribute to groundbreaking innovations and developments in technological knowledge? Are you a team player who feels at home in an international and interdisciplinary environment? Then we are looking for you!
Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Information Expertise Center
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Job description

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is an internationally oriented research university, specializing in engineering, science & technology and is known for its large scientific impact and its role in developing technological innovations. TU/e is a university at the center of society and sets its focus on complex social challenges by concentrating its education and research on three Strategic Areas: Energy, Health and Smart Mobility.

An ambitious university requires dedicated support to our scientists – with the TU/e Information Expertise Center (IEC) playing a key role within the fields of Research Data Management (RDM), General Data Management and Open Science. Furthermore, the IEC comprises the University library and archives, and provides information skills training to bachelor, master and PhD students. The IEC staff totals 45 employees.

Job description

We are looking for a research data management specialist (data steward) with an enterprising and customer-oriented attitude, who will shape RDM support to the university’s researchers. You will assist researchers in producing FAIR research data, and so contribute to reuse and reproducibility of research results and that way enhance scientific impact. Your work will cover a broad scope and vary from assistance in RDM planning, advice on storage, archiving and publication of research data, handling privacy-sensitive data, to providing and developing training in RDM skills.

Besides, you will contribute to the further development of data stewardship within TU/e. You report to the Head of Research Data Management and closely cooperate with colleague data stewards (IEC), colleagues from Information & Management Services (IMS) and other sections.

You will

  • Support and advise researchers in RDM matters like
    • producing FAIR research data,
    • financial and legal requirements concerning research data,
    • prepare and implement RDM plans,
    • handling privacy-sensitive data,
    • storage and publication of research data
  • Contribute to the development of data stewardship and RDM services at TU/e
  • Contribute to and communicate TU/e RDM policy
  • Apply financial and legal requirements to RDM services
  • Develop and providing training and courses in RDM skills
  • Maintain RDM information channels for researchers (e.g. the website)
  • Achieve a functional and appropriate services supply chain to researchers in coordination with colleagues

Job requirements

You are expected to have the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • An academic level of work and thinking, preferably a completed Master or PhD in the technical sciences, and an affinity with research practice
  • You are a proactive and enthusiastic professional who gains energy from pioneering and collaborating within a relatively new field of work in support of scientific research. In addition, your attitude is goal and result oriented.
  • You are good at transferring and sharing knowledge.
  • You have experience in or a demonstrable affinity with research data management and data stewardship within higher education or a research institution
  • You have knowledge which will contribute to producing FAIR research data, e.g. from ICT, data science and metadata (standards).
  • You can find ways to connect requirements of scientists, legal requirements and policy ambitions concerning research data management, and solutions from data stewardship and ICT
  • You are customer-oriented, analytical, result-oriented, a networker and a team player.
  • You are proficient in the English language, both orally and in writing. Proficiency in the Dutch language is not a requirement, but it is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

You will be appointed for a one-year period. Appointment via Euflex (the TU/e secondment organization) will be considered b. If performance is good, this appointment may be made permanent. Full-time gross salary, depending on knowledge and experience, will be a minimum of € 2.709,-  and a maximum of € 4.978,- (salary scale 10-11 CAO NU and UFO profile Specialist Scientific Information 1 - 2). The year-end allowance is 8,3% of the annual salary (corresponding to a monthly salary). The holiday allowance is 8% of the annual salary. In addition, TU/e offers excellent secondary conditions of employment (e.g. day care for children, a minimum of 41 days of leave based on a 40-hour working week and excellent sports facilities).

Information and application


  • For more detailed information about the job please contact Paul Hofman, Departmental Head Research Support of the Information Expertise Center, e-mail: p.p.m.hofman[at]
  • More information can be obtained from the link:

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There is concurrent internal and external recruitment for this vacancy. For applicants of equal ability, internal applicants will be favored over external ones.

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.