Staff vacancy: Research Data Management Senior Officer, UK Data Archive
As a Senior Officer for the Research Data Management Support Services section at the UK Data Archive, you will be responsible for co-ordinating a JISC-supported project on research data management for ESRC data-rich investments. This involves working closely with selected ESRC Research Centres and Programmes to assess existing research data management practices; implement and help develop effective data management planning in research projects; and increase capacity within research centres through support and training.
You will work proactively with researchers and support staff in ESRC Research Centres and Programmes to develop good data management practices, procedures and tools; increase data sharing potential; and disseminate expertise and findings to the wider academic community.
Experience of undertaking research and data analysis in the social sciences, both quantitative and qualitative, are essential; as well as experience of working in a research team and handling research data. Good communication, time management and problem solving skills are equally important. The role requires regular travel within the UK, as well as short term placements with collaborating research centres to work pro-actively with centre staff.
The post is fixed-term until 31 March 2011 and to start as soon as possible.