Research Data Curator (0,8 - 1 fte)

Research Data Curator (0,8 - 1 fte)

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17 Mar 9 Apr Rotterdam

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Is research data your playing field? Do you find it important to support researchers in the safe storage and sharing of research data? Are you motivated to further develop and professionalize the services? Then read on quickly because Erasmus University is committed to FAIR Data!

Job description

The creation and dissemination of knowledge are at the heart of the University’s activities. The University Library (is the University’s content manager: we support researchers and students to excel in creating and disseminating knowledge. In this way we contribute to the impact and relevance of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Within the Library’s open culture, a new position of Research Data Curator is created to advance this objective.

The duties will be diverse, combining individual and group tasks, intensively cooperating with different stakeholders on the University grounds.

The Research Data Curator works with researchers from various research disciplines and provides hands-on support in preparing the data for publishing and/or archiving.

The Datacurator will actively participate in implementing FAIR data principles and certification of data repository standards for the University. In the case of publishing, this includes making data findable, accessible, retrievable, and analyzable for others.

The Research Data Curator will coordinate and provide hands-on support in: 

  • Support the researcher in depositing the materials in the repository or archive 
  • Providing information (f.i. presentations, workshops, information materials, best practices) on the importance and benefits of metadata and data curation
  • Help select the most appropriate data repository for these specific materials 
  • Verify, process, and curate standards for data management and curation
  • Taking an active part in the Digital Competence Centre (DCC) of the EUR
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other experts involved in research Data Management, metadata management, data curation and -archiving such as Data Stewards, Privacy Officers, and IT professionals 
  • Track sector developments and identify opportunities for enhancement.
  • Participating in [inter]national working groups and initiatives on developing best practices for Data Curation, FAIR data, Metadata Management, and other related topics 


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • A university degree or level of thinking in a relevant field
  • Relevant experience or affinity with [research] data and creating metadata formats or standards and both cleaning and organizing data
  • Affinity with managing research datasets using analytic tools and/or statistical software packages, ideally backed up with a relevant educational background
  • Being able to translate the needs of researchers into hands-on support  
  • Being able to work in a multidisciplinary team but also independently 
  • Able to be self-motivated and taking initiative 
  • Understanding of how research operates and how data and software underpins high-quality research
  • Capacity to identify challenges and opportunities, engage others in their resolution and recommend appropriate courses of action
  • Proficiency in Dutch and English (both minimum B2 or willing to learn)

Conditions of employment

  • A dynamic and friendly working environment with room for own initiative, a lot of personal responsibility and a flexible workplace;
  • A great opportunity to work within a professional team in a young focus area. You have a varied job in which you work both independently within the team and closely with scientists and other stakeholders. You will be challenged and asked to contribute to the professionalisation of the services we (can) provide;
  • We offer you opportunities for training and coaching so that you can do your job to the best of your ability and continue to develop;
  • A temporary contract for 1 year with the prospect of permanent employment;
  • A salary in accordance with knowledge and experience, up to € 4.670 (scale 10, CAO NU);
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • A comprehensive package of fringe benefits, in accordance with the CAO NU;

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.


University Library

The creation and dissemination of knowledge are at the heart of the University’s activities. The University Library (is the University’s content manager: we support researchers and students to excel in creating and disseminating knowledge. In this way we contribute to the impact and relevance of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 


  • IT; Policy and staff
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • UB/20230317


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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