Acquisition and Project Manager in research data expert team - DANS-KNAW - The Hague

Acquisition and Project Manager in research data expert team - DANS-KNAW - The Hague

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9 Jun 4 Jul Den Haag

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Job description

We are looking for an Acquisition and Project Manager.

What you’ll be doing
You will acquire new projects, draw up project requests and plans with colleagues and third parties, and be responsible for all or part of their implementation. You will be responsible for several projects. You will consult with partners and manage project staff. You will report on project progress and outcomes. You will closely collaborate with colleagues from the Research Data Expert Team and other DANS teams. You will maintain many international contacts in relevant fields.


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)


What we expect

  • You have completed your academic education.
  • You are familiar with the processing, storage and use of research data.
  • You have extensive experience in applying for, designing and managing international projects.
  • You have good social and diplomatic skills.
  • You have an excellent command of the English language.

Conditions of employment

Your salary
Your gross monthly salary will amount to max. € 5.749,- (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch universities/KNAW, scale 12) on a full-time basis, excluding 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus. The appointment will initially be for one year, with the subsequent prospect of a permanent contract.


DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services)


Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW)  is the Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources.

DANS encourages researchers to make their digital research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. It does this by providing expert advice and certified services.

DANS offers the following core services: 

  • DataverseNL for short-term data management
  • EASY for long-term archiving
  • NARCIS, the Netherlands’ national portal for research information.

By participating in Dutch and international projects, networks and research, DANS is helping to innovate the global scientific data infrastructure. Its philosophy is: open whenever possible, protected where necessary.  DANS is a joint institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.


Where you’ll be working
DANS offers a pleasant and dynamic working environment, where a motivated and collaborative team of over 50 research data experts and engineers is committed to Open Science and FAIR data. At DANS, we value reliability, expertise, innovation and collaboration.

As a national centre of expertise, DANS contributes to the European research infrastructure, often in large-scale collaborative projects with multiple international partners. These projects involve a range of topics, such as ICT components, standards, training and certification.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • max. €5749 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • AT2021-081 - DANS-2021-PA&M


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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