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Research Data Specialist

Closes on Monday, October 09, 2023
Digital Curation Centre
United Kingdom


Research Data Specialist – UE07 (£37,099 – £44,263)

Information Services Group – Digital Curation Centre 

Full-time, Open-ended contract – 35 hours per week

2 Posts

The Opportunity:

Are you looking to apply and develop your knowledge in effective data reuse and open research practice?

The DCC is looking for two Research Data Specialists to help us deliver our growing and mixed programme of international projects, consultancy, and training in these areas.

You will have the opportunity to work in a diverse, welcoming, and knowledgeable team on work with a global reach.

You will bring knowledge of data reuse that may have been gained as a researcher or by supporting researchers, working in organisations that generate or reuse data or both. You’ll also bring enthusiasm for sharing that knowledge with others, developing it as part of a team and using it to help others make the most of the data that research produces around the world.

The post offers an excellent opportunity to work with a renowned centre of expertise in Digital Curation, Research Data Management and Open Research, and develop international networks through the DCC’s collaborations with top-tier research institutions worldwide.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Proven understanding of the RDM, Open Science, FAIR and/or digital curation communities
  • Experience of engaging a wide range of stakeholders and balancing their interests
  • Experience gained performing or supporting research in a focused disciplinary area (e.g. biomedical research, engineering, humanities etc.)
  • Willingness and ability to work as part of a distributed team and to travel widely within the UK and also internationally.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

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As a valued member of our team you can expect: 

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Prior to any employment commencing with the University you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages (opens new browser tab)

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

Key dates to note

Interviews will be held during the week beginning October 30th.
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