Vacancy for a Data Steward to complement our current team

We are looking for a Data Steward who is passionate about Research Data Management

Updated on 19 Apr 2021 | Published on 12 Apr 2021

Are you ambitious, custom-oriented, and passionate about data-driven work? Do you prefer to work with others in an international and multidisciplinary environment? Then we would like to get in touch with you! Join our team and contribute to good data management, based on the FAIR principles. As a Data Steward, you will help researchers make their research outputs FAIR. Research outputs are the most impactful when they are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable (FAIR).

Job Description
As a Data Steward, you play an important role in implementing FAIR-Research Data Management (RDM) as a regular aspect of research within Maastricht University (UM). RDM concerns all actual data-related activities in any phase of the research data lifecycle. The goal is that existing data, where possible, become reusable. To this end, data must be findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable, and permanently safely stored for the longer term.

The context for this position is helping the research community with RDM skills support (e.g. training and workshops) and providing RDM tools (e.g. data management plan template) and services on ‘how to use (e.g. crafting data management plans, providing support materials via RDM portal). You support researchers in the planning of collecting, managing, publishing and securely storing data in a FAIR way. Making sure that researchers find existing data is one of the challenges. You will be working on improving existing software and developing new features along the way.

The focus for this position is therefore on data engineering and data scientist-related aspects in order to make research data interoperable and re-usable.

As a data steward, you will work together with multiple experts, faculty-based (e.g. research staff, information manager, database administrators, software engineers) and from central service units (e.g. University Library, ICT Service center, DataHub, and Institute of Data Science) to support researchers. Together with your colleagues, you will further develop a joint Research Data Management service portfolio.

For all information about the vacancy and to apply, check AcademicTransfer 

Please note: this is an internal vacancy. You can only apply for this job if you are already employed by this employer.


The deadline for this vacancy is Sunday 18th of April.



Author: Claudia van Oppen, Deputy Director University Libray; Service Integrator Research Data Management Support UM + MUMC+


This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.



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Last updated: 19/04/21

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