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Research Data Manager

SOAS University of London - Department of Development Studies

Location: London
Salary: £44,292 to £52,176 pro rata per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th September 2018
Closes: 1st October 2018
Job Ref: 001577

The role and its responsibilities

The post-holder will develop and implement a comprehensive data management strategy for the project GCRF - Drugs and (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war. The project will conduct policy-oriented research with a team of UK institutions and southern research partners on the effects of drug economies on conflict, health and livelihoods with a view to a) developing a robust and new evidence base b) strengthening the research capacity of southern partners c) changing prevailing policies towards drugs and development. The post-holder will strengthen capacity in data management  across project partners in the UK, Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar through bespoke training, consultation and advice, strategic input and good practice guidelines.

This post is initially offered on a 0.4FTE basis but there may be opportunities to expand the role to support other projects in the School in the future.

Skills and experience

The post holder will have excellent knowledge and experience of best practice in research data management with strong knowledge of issues around data protection and ethics as they relate to research data management and sharing. They will have experience of training and developing guidelines in this area and be confident to lead the development of this area within the project.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Jonathan Goodhand, or 020 7898 4483

Competitive benefits package

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

About Department of Development Studies

The Department of Development Studies is a world-leading research-led department. Our academics and research students work across a wide spectrum of development-related issues that are centrally important to the greatest challenges facing our planet.

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held on: 17 October 2018

Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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