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Vacature EUR: Coördinator Research Data Management, reageren vóór 25/1-19

Vacancy Coordinator Research Data Management


The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities’ rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success www.eur.nl

At Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Erasmus Research Services is currently developing a coherent set of harmonized services across the university. During the preparation and execution of research projects, these services include support concerning legal issues, intelligence, data management and support to obtain grants among others. For each type of services communities of practice exist, consisting of support staff from relevant central offices and the various schools at the EUR. The communities are instrumental in the specification, implementation and adoption of new services. To facilitate its community Research Data Management, Erasmus Research Services is hiring a

Coordinator Research Data Management



You operate on a strategic and tactical level. You have ample experience in Research Data Management at (international) universities, you are familiar with developments in the area and are able to pro-actively anticipate on upcoming developments.

Based on this knowledge and experience you bring the EUR to the next level of support for research data management, taking into account (inter-)national developments, legislation and technology. You translate these developments into policies and practices at the university. You manage projects to implement these developments.

Your most important competencies consist of building and maintaining connections between our academic and support staff in the different faculties and institutes, and the central services amongst which the university library group. As an enthusiastic colleague with a service oriented attitude, you are able to establish links between academic staff and available services to optimize use of skills and resources and create effective solutions so that requirements are being met. . Within the Program Research Services you will act as the community coordinator for Research Data Management, maintaining the community of practice around RDM. You also actively participate in networks outside of Erasmus University, amongst which SURF-RCLDM and DANS-RDA-NL.



knowledge, experience, competencies

  • Your educational background is equivalent to a Master in Information Studies, preferably with a specialization in Data Sciences
  • Overview and knowledge of (inter-)national RDM developments
  • Development and operationalization of products and services in the RDM domain within a university or other academic setting
  • GDPR and its consequences for the research domain
  • Experience with the RDM requirements in relation to the acquisition of external research support from NWO, EC etc.
  • You have experience with project management in complex organizations
  • Preparation of policy advice about RDM


  • You are a partner for researchers and policymakers
  • You are result driven, business oriented and pro-active
  • Expert knowledge of the English language (at least level C1 CEFR )


employment conditions

We offer a full time position (38 hours per week) initially for one year. The conditions of employment correspond with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Salary is subject to training and experience with a minimum of € 3.545,- and a maximum of € 5.513,- gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract.

The EUR has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8.0%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 41 annual vacation days in case of a full work week.


For more information about this position you can contact the manager of the Erasmus Research Services, ir. R.J. van den Berg (010-4081720). Please send your letter of application and curriculum vitae by email to: researchservices@eur.nl. The deadline for application is 25January, 2019. Selection interviews will take place on Thursday 31January, 2019.


Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.