Data Steward (0.8 - 1.0 Fte)

Data Steward (0.8 - 1.0 Fte)

Published Deadline Location
23 May 12 Jul Eindhoven
Would you like to work on shaping tomorrow’s world? Contribute to groundbreaking innovations in technological knowledge? Are you a Data Steward but also a team player who feels at home in an international and interdisciplinary environment? Then we are looking for you!

Job description

About the organization
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is an internationally oriented research university, specializing in engineering, science & technology and is known for its large scientific impact and its role in developing technological innovations. TU/e is a university at the center of society, and sets its focus on complex social challenges by concentrating its education and research on three Strategic Areas: Energy, Health, and Smart Mobility.

An ambitious university requires dedicated support to our scientists within the fields of Research Data Management (RDM) and Open Science. This support is provided by the Product Area Research and Library, as part of the Library and Information Services (LIS). Within the product area Research, IT Consultants and Data Stewards closely collaborate in the Research Data Infrastructure lab and the HPC lab to support our research community. And our product area Library contributes to this with Open Science Support.

The position
The data steward team vision is to help researchers with new challenges in a collaborative way, while being an advocate of open & responsible scientific practices that transcend TU/e.We are looking for a Data Steward with good understanding of RDM, knowledge of metadata schemes and experience with ontologies and semantic modelling to strengthen our team. You will serve as first line support for researchers in addressing internal and external requirements with regards to interoperability.

Your tasks and responsibilities are best described as follows:

Support and advise our Researchers on RDM-related issues, such as:
  • Data Management Plans (DMP);
  • Data management paragraphs for grant proposals;
  • Collection, storage, publication and archival of research data;
  • FAIR principles in research data, focusing on interoperability;
  • Defining and implement standards for tools and workflows when working with data.
  • Implementation of metadata standards and ontologies

Support and advise Researchers on privacy-related issues, such as:
  • Informed consent and privacy notices;
  • Evaluating privacy roles within research collaborations and consortia and identifying the needed agreements and documents;
  • Assessing privacy and legal risks (including copyright and licensing) during the entire research lifecycle;
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) in collaboration with the Privacy team;
  • Develop and provide trainings on RDM and privacy/GDPR compliance.

Support and collaborate with your teams and your departments, such as:
  • Being part of the Hub-, data steward-, Product Area Research- team;
  • Achieving team objectives by working together with others;
  • Establish a functional and appropriate services supply chain for researchers in coordination with colleagues of the Product Area Research.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


We are looking for a new colleague with the following qualifications and characteristics:
  • An academic level of work and thinking, preferably a completed Master or PhD in the technical or medical sciences, and an affinity with research practice;
  • Proactive and result-oriented attitude. You gain energy from pioneering and collaborating within a relatively new field of work in support of scientific research;
  • You have the ability to easily assimilate knowledge, and are not afraid to learn on the job;
  • You are skilled in transferring and sharing knowledge to staff, students, junior researchers, and senior researchers;
  • Ability to connect and translate various requirements (i.e. legal, policy and technical) into solutions and best practices, with regards to RDM and data stewardship;
  • Customer-oriented and supportive way of working, you gain energy from supporting and solving issues for others within the organization;
  • Networking skills and you feel comfortable with connecting people and building networks;
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills, and you are able to be authoritative when the situation requires it;
  • You have excellent English language skills, both verbally and in writing. Proficiency in the Dutch language is not a requirement, but it is an advantage.

Preferably you have:
  • Experience in handling privacy-sensitive data and knowledge of GDPR, and/or willingness to develop yourself further in this field;
  • Experience in or a demonstrable affinity with RDM and data stewardship within higher education or a research institution;
  • Knowledge which will contribute to applying FAIR principles to research data, e.g., on metadata standards, ontologies, and semantic modelling.

Conditions of employment

An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. We also offer you:
  • A challenging job in a dynamic setting, where you can develop both your technical skills and communication competences;
  • You will be appointed for a period of 1 year with the possibility of extension to a permanent contract.
  • Support from a competence manager and data steward product owner, that can help you shape your personal and professional development;
  • A competitive salary scheme with a minimum € 3.226,- and a maximum of 5.929,- gross per month on fulltime basis - salary scale 10/11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The salary level depends on your experience, education, and knowledge.
  • On top of this you also receive extra annual holiday allowance (8% in May), an end-of- year allowance (8.3% in December, a so called 13th month.)
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, excellent sports facilities, savings schemes, and 41 days of holiday based on 40 hours a week.

Additional information

About TU/e
TU/e is a leading international university that educates engineers of the future and pushes the boundaries of science and technology for a better world. An international community of over 7,000 employees and more than 12,000 students work and study on the vibrant and inspiring campus.

More information
  • If you have any questions about the content of the position, please contact Liz Guzman-Ramirez, Product Owner Data Steward Team on
  • For more information about this vacancy, please contact our internal recruiter: Rob van der Linden, or +31 (0)6 395 82 273.
  • Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our  career page.

If you are interested, please use the 'apply' button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.
  • An assessment test may be part of the job application procedure. In the assessment test we will focus on your written and verbal communication skills (e.g., in the form of a writing assignment and presentation).

Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

We look forward to receiving your application!


  • IT
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • V81.7483


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Make sure to apply no later than 12 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).