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Research Information Analyst (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Research Office

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £30,942 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th October 2019
Closes: 15th November 2019
Job Ref: EW20289

Help Cambridge Shine!

The University of Cambridge has some of the best researchers in the world-your job will be to help us showcase their research, particularly in relation to the UK Research Excellence Framework.

You will use your data wrangling and analysis skills to take raw information on what research has been published by Cambridge academics and transform it into a submission to the REF. This will involve integrating data sources with systems, and with each other, analysing compliance with open access policies and incorporating input from academic experts. Alongside this you will help develop training materials for the systems that support the submission.

You will work in the Research Information team developing the processes that underpin the Cambridge REF submission. You will also help design and generate reports to illustrate progress towards that goal, help to manage risks, and identify and prioritise areas for action.

Person description:

You will have experience of data manipulation in R and a basic understanding of SQL.

You will be an intellectually agile and a self-directed learner with a demonstrated ability to acquire new skills and learn new subjects. You will be comfortable iterating towards solutions and reporting on your progress.

You will have good verbal and illustrative communications skills, in particular in explaining complex ideas and concepts to colleagues. You will have the ability to transfer approaches and methods from one area in new contexts.

You will have excellent attention to detail and a passion for problem solving.

Teamwork is an essential aspect of the work and you will be able to demonstrate your strength in this regard at interview.

A familiarity with the processes of academic research and publication would be an advantage but is not essential. An ability to design effective data visualisations would also be advantageous.

What we offer:

This role provides the opportunity to work with one of the largest and most complex collections of research information in the world, joining a supportive and inquisitive team at a key time. As such this is a great opportunity for someone wanting to start a career in data-science.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2021 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Closing Date for Applications is 15th November 2019.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact

Please quote reference EW20289 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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