Research Data Officer - AD1671SB

University of St Andrews - University Library

Start: As soon as possible

Fixed term for 12 months.

The University Library is looking for a highly motivated individual with a keen interest in the evolving open research and data management landscape to join our research data management team. The primary role of the post is to provide support in a fast growing area and during an exciting period of research funder driven activity with regard to maximising research data sharing and re-use. You will support the evolving processes, workflows and day-to-day tasks of the Research Data Management service. You will also help support the University’s role in the Jisc Research Data Shared Service project.

You will have a degree or equivalent relevant work experience and should be able to demonstrate awareness of the open research environment and knowledge of external (funder, publisher) policies affecting research data management within UK higher education. Experience of working in a research environment will also be an advantage. Training will be provided on key systems including the Current Research Information System (CRIS), PURE.

You will be required to demonstrate an ability to work alone and as part of a team and be able to work under pressure to meet both internal and external deadlines. A highly-organised approach is essential to this post as is a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. You will need to demonstrate the ability to communicate well with colleagues at all levels and have an excellent ‘can do’ customer service attitude.

This is a 12 month fixed term post with a start date as soon as possible. The post is advertised as full-time but there is the possibility for flexible part-time working for the right candidate. The post is also available as a secondment opportunity for staff already working at the University.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;

In 2018 the University will establish purpose built office accommodation at Guardbridge, by St Andrews, to provide a state of the art working environment for a number of our Professional Services Units. It is anticipated that up to 350 Professional Services staff from a range of Units will be based in the new development at Guardbridge. This post may be primarily based at Eden Campus.

Interview Date: 6 September 2017

Please quote ref: AD1671SB

Closing Date: 28 August 2017

Further ParticularsAD1671SB FPs.doc

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