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“Supporting your academic goals”, that is what we as the University Library stand for. We are closely connected to the academic world and within this community we are crucial for students, teachers and researchers in the digital transition. We contribute to the UM Open Science policy, the movement that increases the impact of science even more, by focusing our service on opening up and making scientific information transparent. In line with the idea of Open Science, managing research data and software according to the FAIR principles is one of the academic goals we support. The Data Steward plays an important role in making FAIR data use and FAIR software the norm for research within Maastricht University (UM).
Research Data Management (RDM) concerns all data-related activities in any phase of the data lifecycle (e.g., making a data management plan, data storage). Every UM faculty has a FAIR action plan in place, and you as Data Steward will be in close contact with researchers, data managers of research projects and PhD candidates to put these plans into practice. The main task for you as Data Steward is to facilitate researchers to store their research data securely and handle their research software in a FAIR way (video).
Your work focuses on:
We are looking for you if you have an Open Science mindset, are interested in the process of academic research and eager to support researchers in applying the FAIR principles in this process, preferably for multiple scientific disciplines. You have experience in FAIR research data management, moreover in designing, documenting, developing and testing software applications and particularly web applications or web services (e.g. APIs). You are proactive, able to work independently, manage your time and activities properly, and have experience in collaborating in multidisciplinary teams.
Furthermore, you have:
Fixed-term contract: 1 year.
As data steward, you will work at the most international university of the Netherlands in the beautiful city of Maastricht. Furthermore, we offer you:
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. For more information, visit www.maastrichtuniversity.nl.
The Maastricht University (UM) Library aims to be an inspiring partner in research and education within the UM community. Our professional staff focusses on new types and forms of knowledge resources. We invest in state-of-the-art learning, research and meeting environments, both on campus and online. Our main target groups are students, teachers and researchers.
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