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Utrecht University (UU) has the ambition to lead the way in Europe in the field of open science. These developments in science presents new opportunities and possibilities for the University Library (UB) to use its knowledge and expertise in making research and education output findable, accessible, interoperable and (re)usable (FAIR). One area that is developing strongly is FAIR research data.
You will work within the Academic Services sector of the University Library. The sector adapts its services flexibly to the changing needs of researchers, lecturers and students. In the coming years, Academic Services (approx. 35 FTEs) will continue to develop and innovate its products and services in direct interaction with its customers. The services focus on supporting education and research, as well as open science. The department works in a result-oriented manner. This means that you have a great deal of freedom to organize your own work.
To strengthen the team, we are looking for a specialist in science and (bio)medical sciences.
On behalf of the library, you will be the point of contact for researchers, lecturers and students within the Faculty of Medicine and the Biology programme. In addition, you and your colleagues are committed to providing the faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Science with the best possible support in research.
You are able to engage in constructive communication with your stakeholders, and use this skill to advice researchers on scientific information provision and processing, open science and scientific communication. You will work on developing and implementing open science services such as: open access, research data, reproducible code and software, publishing rights issues and research assessment. You provide training in the field of research data management and information skills, such as systematic reviews.
This position requires strong communication skills and personal characteristics such as: customer-orientation, analytical skills, result-orientation, organizational sensitivity, networking and team skills. You have an excellent command of English. For international candidates, we require a minimum command of the Dutch language (level B2).
We offer a temporary position for a period of one year, with the prospect of an extension for indefinite period if proven suitable. The salary - depending on your education, experience and the specific tasks you will perform - is at least €2,790 and a maximum of €4,402 gross per month for a full appointment (salary scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).
You will receive a laptop and smartphone from the University Library. You can also count on attractive fringe benefits, such as 8% holiday pay and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. Utrecht University also offers an attractive benefits package, including a choice for a good work-life balance (including a good leave scheme), development opportunities and an excellent pension scheme. Click here for more information about working at Utrecht University.
Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht
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