Research Data and Preservation Manager

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Created: August 23, 2015


University of Surrey - Library & Learning Support Services
Location: Guilford
Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 20th August 2015
Closes: 1st September 2015
Job Ref: 055915

The University of Surrey is looking for someone to join the Library and Learning Services “Open Research” group to take a lead in establishing and then leading our research data management and preservation service. This important role will offer consultation and technical support to researchers planning, managing, recording, publishing and preserving their datasets throughout the life of the data.

The Open Research group brings together this RDM and preservation expertise with the team that supports the institutional research repository, e-theses, bibliometrics and Copyright/licencing issues. As the senior research data expert you will work with the e-Strategy & Resources Manager in developing and growing a support service following on from an initial research data project. You will work with academic and professional support services across the University to ensure that we support the multi-disciplinary and research intensive institution.

You should be able to work in a flexible and self-directed manner and be able to juggle multiple activities at any time. Being able to demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines is also important.

This post will manage a team member and previous line management experience is desirable.

You should have a degree (or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience) and experience of team working in a busy library, IT or research support service environment. You will have the ability to communicate detailed and complex information effectively with a wide range of people using a multiple number of channels. Experience of working in data management or liaison work in an academic or research institution would be advantageous.

Interview Date: Friday 18 September 2015

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