Data Manager (0.8-1.0 FTE)

Data Manager (0.8-1.0 FTE)

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8 May 29 May Utrecht

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Do you love working with data and streamlining processes? Then come join our department in this unique, new position!

Job description

Do you enjoy advising colleagues who have questions in the area of data management, information security & privacy? And do you see it as a challenge to further develop, shape and implement the processes in this area within our department of Information and Computing Sciences? Then we are looking for you!

The position of Data Manager is new within our department, so it is up to you to further shape this position with a lot of creativity and your own input. In this you work closely with the faculty data stewards, the Research Support Office, the faculty Ethics Review Committee, and the departmental hardware and software managers. You are also part of the broad research data management (RDM) network within the university. Here you can get guidance and support, as well as training and tools.

You will have the opportunity to attend training courses, workshops and conferences, which will allow you to develop yourself and advise our employees even better. You will advise colleagues and help them to make choices on a technological and procedural level. 

What will you do as data manager? Consider the following activities:

  • You advise on, develop, and support processes and systems for data creation, management, and reuse (stimulating Open Science and FAIR data).
  • You create data management plans for common data types and support staff in writing and implementing data management plans.
  • You supervise and provide training on data management (storage, maintenance, risk management, documentation, access, search) for staff and students.
  • You develop and maintain a data versioning and access control system and processes for data management.
  • You ensure that all produced data is archived (with documentation and source code).
You contribute to policy making regarding data management, information security and privacy in the department as well as at faculty level.


Utrecht University


You enjoy a challenge in the field of data management and are creative in finding suitable solutions. You like to discover new techniques and introduce them enthusiastically to your colleagues. Furthermore, we would like you to bring the following: 

  • an academic working and thinking level; 
  • demonstrable knowledge of data processing in an academic environment, for example through a degree at Master or PhD level; 
  • you like to delve into the regulations on data management, privacy and information security in the context of education and research and are always aware of the latest developments and the possible implications for our department;
  • excellent communication skills in English, preferably also a good command of Dutch; 
  • preferably experience with data storage services and system development.

Conditions of employment

  • a challenging, new position within a dynamic and rapidly growing department;
  • a position for a year with the prospect of permanent employment;
  • a full-time gross salary ranging from €2.960 to € 4.670 in scale 10;
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch universities.
In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the CAO for Dutch universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. For example, there are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we like to encourage you to continue to grow.

For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.


Sharing science, shaping tomorrow. A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. To get an impression of our university you are welcome to watch the Utrecht University Campus Tour.

At the Faculty of Science, there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Physics. Each of these is made up of distinct institutes that work together to focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing problems. More fundamental still are the individual research groups – the building blocks of our ambitious scientific projects. Find out more about us by watching our introduction video Working at the Faculty of Science.

The Department of Information and Computing Sciences is nationally and internationally known for its research in computer science and information science. The Department provides and contributes to the undergraduate programmes in Computer Science, Information Science, and Artificial Intelligence and a number of research Master's programmes in these fields. It employs over 200 people in four divisions: Interaction, Algorithms, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, and Software Systems. The atmosphere is collegial and informal.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Natural sciences
  • 30—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1209688



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