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Research Data and Curation Manager

Library Services

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £35,333 to £41,743 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Friday 22 February 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 05 March 2019
Reference:  0119-028

Applications are invited for the post of Research Data and Curation Manager in the Library Services Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The post of Research Data and Curation Manager will lead on advocacy and support to achieve the long term preservation and discovery of research data.  Working as part of a small, Library based Research Support team and a cross departmental Research Data Management team, this interesting role will lead on embedding research data management activities, have an opportunity to lead on challenging new work areas, helping to build innovative support and services.

A key element of the role will be working with academics and researchers to adopt excellent research data planning and management into the institution’s culture and workflows, with the particular aim of ensuring the effective long-term preservation of research data.  You will work in close collaboration with Research and Enterprise and IT to provide strategic advice and guidance on Funders’ Policies relating to research data and how to achieve compliance, and also producing appropriate feedback and reports.  

We are looking for someone with a keen interest in data curation and preservation and a good understanding of research data and the best practices of research data management. You will have experience of providing strong user-focused services, ideally within an academic institution. You should also have knowledge of scholarly communication, repositories and the UK research agenda.  

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

·Generous annual leave entitlement 

·Training and Development opportunities

·Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 

·Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 

·Free parking 

·Competitive Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave provisions

This is a full time and permanent post, available immediately. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Nicola Cockarill, Research Information Manager (Open Access) on nicola.cockarill@rhul.ac.uk  or +44 (0)1784 414386.

For further details of this post, please view and apply online at https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/. The Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 0119-028

Closing Date: Midnight, 22 February 2019 

Interview Date: 5 March 2019

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship 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 the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 


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The University is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

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