Thursday, November 30, 2017

Vacancy: Deputy Data Librarian at EDINA, the University of Edinburgh

EDINA and Data Library is a centre of digital expertise for UK Higher Education. Our contributions at the University of Edinburgh are through the digital research services of Information Services, in particular the Research Data Service. We are seeking an experienced, expert data professional to deliver data management and curation services to researchers across the University, and to help build and raise awareness of new service components such as our forthcoming Data Safe Haven.

You will be a library or data professional with substantial academic service experience looking to apply your knowledge in an established academic data service environment. You will wish to apply your data curation and advocacy skills in a large and varied leading research institution, working with members of a virtual team across IT and Library domains.

The Research Data Support section (also known as the Data Library), comprises a small team which has been integral to the University’s strong international reputation as a leader in Research Data Management (RDM). The Deputy Data Librarian is an integral role in the development and delivery of the Research Data Service, delivered by EDINA and Data Library together with other divisions of Information Services.

The Research Data Support section has developed world-class training in research data management, including Research Data MANTRA. The team delivers data curation and data support services for University researchers, including the Finding Data portal and the Edinburgh DataShare repository, as well as contributes to newer innovative developments in long-term data retention and secure access to sensitive data.

You will join the Research Data Service as a senior member of a talented, broad-based team, contributing strategic and operational leadership. Advantages of working at the University include generous benefits and holiday provision.

Interviews will be held the week beginning 8th January 2018.

Salary: £39,992 to £47,722 per annum

Location: Central Edinburgh

Closing Date: Monday 11th December 2017, 5pm (GMT).

Please note that the successful applicant must have the existing right to work in the UK (this includes citizenship or permanent residence of European Economic Area countries).

Enquiries may be addressed to Robin Rice