Information Systems Specialist

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Created: March 22, 2016


The University of Jyväskylä is an internationally significant multidisciplinary research university and an expert in education focusing on human sciences and natural sciences. The University is Finland’s leading expert in teacher training and adult education, as well as a major exporter of education. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only one of its kind in the country. The University of Jyväskylä is known for its dynamic operating culture and for taking responsibility for the society.

Open vacancy:

Information Systems Specialist from 16 May 2016 (or as agreed) until further notice.

The Jyväskylä University Library is a pivotal infrastructure for internationally significant research and teaching. The University Library actively develops the scientific information environment and is responsible for services needed at the University for research, teaching, studying and societal interaction. In addition, the University Library develops the University’s publication operations. The University Library is one of the legal deposit libraries in Finland. It archives Finnish publications and makes them available for research in compliance with the Act on Collecting and Preserving Cultural Materials.

The duties of Information Systems Specialist focus on the maintenance and development of the JYX digital archive of the University. Information Systems Specialist is responsible for the integration and interaction of the publication archive and the research information system. In addition, he/she develops the University Library's information systems, organises the management of digital research data at the University and develops related management processes as a member of the University Library’s support service team for researchers. The job also includes support for research projects and researchers and specialist duties related to data management systems.

The selected person is required to have a suitable higher education degree, good English proficiency, good IT skills (especially Java web applications, SQL, XML, XSLT, REST, metadata models) and work experience with information systems. Good knowledge of university world, library work, research process, digital repositiories and especially the DSpace digital repository software, as well as good cooperation and interaction skills and a good command of Finnish language, help to succeed in the position.

The job-specific salary component of Information Systems Specialist is based on the job demands level 9 (EUR 2866.63 per month) of other staff in the salary system of universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46.3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

The trial period is four months.

Further information: Head of Publishing Pekka Olsbo, tel. +358-50-581-8355, and Director Ari Muhonen, tel. +358-40-805-4208,

Please include the following attachments with the online application:
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Other attachment to prove the applicant’s eligibility and merits for the job.

Applications must be submitted no later than on 12 April 2016 using the online application form.

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