Research Data Manager

Cardiff University

The University Library Service (ULS) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual as the Library’s Research Data Manager.   In collaboration with colleagues across Schools and Professional Services, the post holder will lead ULS support for the University’s Research Archive Service.  This will include the provision of professional advice and guidance on all aspects of research data management for researchers along with the establishment of key contacts within and beyond Cardiff University, including outside bodies such as JISC.

The successful applicant will have substantial knowledge of research data management, data archiving and the research lifecycle; the ability to lead high-quality user-focussed projects, and to influence strategic developments. Experience of managing a data repository or archiving service is desirable.

The post is full-time (35 hours per week) and is open ended, with a starting date of 1st August 2018.  

You will be part of a team ensuring that the library services:

  • Are delivered in a customer friendly and customer focussed way, in line with the library service’s Customer Care Policy;
  • Are responsive to the changing needs of University staff, students and those of the appropriate NHS Trust;
  • Support the University’s teaching, learning and research programmes;
  • Support the University’s “Way Forward” strategy (

You will engage and uphold the University Library Service’s values and behaviours. (See additional information).

Date advert posted: Thursday, 5 April 2018

Closing date: Sunday, 22 April 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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