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Research Data Co-ordinator


The University of Cambridge is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work within the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) as the Research Data Coordinator. The funding landscape in the UK now requires that research data originating from publicly-funded research are made publicly available. The University of Cambridge has an institutional repository to house these datasets: www.repository.cam.ac.uk. To ensure efficient engagement with the research data sharing agenda, the Office of Scholarly Communication delivers numerous advocacy and training events across the University of Cambridge.

The role holder will help to deliver and shape research data services (www.data.cam.ac.uk) at the University of Cambridge. The primary roles of the Research Data Coordinator will be to assist researchers with submitting their research data into the institutional repository, provide them with advice on data management strategies and to deliver training and advocacy on good research data management practices. The Research Data Coordinator will communicate with researchers to update them on the status of their submissions and provide advice about research data management and data management plans. The role holder will lead the University's Data Champions Programme, which builds a network of RDM advocacy volunteers across the University.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Danny Kingsley, Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Library, tel. 01223 747437, e-mail: dak45@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23rd September 2018.

Interviews are likely to be held on Wednesday 3rd October 2018.

Please quote reference VE16675 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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