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Data Steward Position in data sciences, biomedical sciences at Utrecht Uni, Netherlands 2022

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Data Steward Position is available for doctoral degree candidates in data sciences, biomedical sciences at the Department Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Data Sreward
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Utrecht University (UU), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

As our new colleague you have:

  • a higher education background in data sciences, biomedical sciences, environmental sciences, or a related field;
  • knowledge and experience on processing scientific data and the willingness to further train yourself in this;
  • active participation in networks of expertise and you are well-informed about current developments in RDM, FAIR and Open Science;
  • experience with metadata management, data harmonisation standards, audit trails and data capture tools;
  • experience in handling privacy-sensitive data and knowledge of GDPR;
  • you enjoy working in a dynamic and innovative research environment;
  • you work independently, proactively and have a strong sense of responsibility and organization sensitivity;
  • you communicate well, verbally as well as in writing, both in English and in Dutch.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As a Data Steward at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences(IRAS, Department of Population Health Sciences) you will play a crucial role in supporting data stewardship in various national and international research programmes. You will:

  • support researchers and students to store, (re)use and analyse research (meta-)data and information according to FAIR principles;
  • advise researchers on the management of research data and on procedures and technical aspects that are important for the quality of (meta-)data;
  • advise on the improvement of the data architecture per project and across projects and assist in the implementation of the improvements, where necessary;
  • advise researchers about how to deal with privacy-sensitive data in accordance with the (GDPR or AVG) guidelines;
  • document workflows and data protocols for projects and researchers in the research domains;
  • organize training courses or workshops that relate to the Research Data Management field;
  • assist in managing and sustainably storing and/or publishing research data;
  • You will manage the institute's data management team, currently consisting of three Data Managers and a Data Architect. In addition, you will liaise with other Data Stewards at Utrecht University (i.e. Research Data Management Support).

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the 'apply' button.

About the Department/Section/Group

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.The Faculty of Veterinary Medicinehas a unique position in the Netherlands. Not only is this the only institution where veterinarians are trained, but is also where researchers are working together on innovative scientific research. In addition, the faculty provides specialist clinical care in the largest academic veterinary hospital in Europe. Thanks to this position, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is a point of contact for all veterinary matters, both nationally and increasingly internationally. The faculty employs approximately 900 veterinarians, scientists and support staff and counts 1,500 students.IRAS is an inter-faculty research institute within the Faculties Veterinary Medicine, and Medicine of Utrecht University. Its mission is to provide education and research on the human and environmental health risks of exposure to potentially harmful agents in the environment where research takes place within the domains of toxicology, environmental epidemiology and veterinary public health.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

We offer a position (1.0 FTE) for a period of one year. In case of a good performance, an indefinite employment is one of the possibilities. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €3,821 and €5,943 (scale 11-12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions  external link (multiple choice model). For more information: working at Utrecht University

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Contact details

For more information about this position, please contact:Prof R.C.H. Vermeulen(Professor), via [email protected] orPetra Barendregt[email protected]

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