Data Steward

Data Steward

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16 Feb 15 Mar Delft

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Job description

The Data Steward will take the lead in engaging researchers from both faculties in better data management practices.
Your main task is to advise researchers on data management throughout the research lifecycle. You will:

  • Act as spokesperson for your faculty, create awareness and explain to researchers the added value of good data management.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the faculty’s data management policy, with understanding of faculty-specific needs.
  • Assist in planning the collection, management, and publication of data in research projects.
  • Explore and analyse trends in research data management specific to your faculty.
  • Advise which short- and long-term actions to take to advance research data management across the university.
  • Regularly liaise with Faculty Secretaries and the Data Stewardship Coordinator.
  • Develop and run training events tailored to researchers’ needs and inspire researchers to participate.
  • Assess and report on the progress of the project.

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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


We are looking for candidates who have experience with research methodologies of the two faculties. The candidates:

  • Have (or are studying for) a PhD in a relevant subject area, or have significant experience with how research data is managed. Knowledge of how research software is managed would be a plus.
  • Have a broad understanding of how research operates and how data and software underpins high-quality research.
  • Are excellent communicators, able to speak not only with researchers but also with other support staff, and are sensitive to organisation-specific culture and practices.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with prospect of extension.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

The Data Stewardship project at TU Delft aims at addressing data management needs across the campus in a disciplinary manner by appointing a subject-specific Data Steward at every TU Delft faculty. Following the appointment of Data Stewards in six faculties, we are now looking to appoint a Data Steward for the joint position at the Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment and the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.


Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment

Since its foundation 110 years ago, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has built up a solid international reputation for training architects, urban planners and designers, as well as for its research portfolio and coaching of PhD candidates. With around 2600 students and 500 staff members, with around 230 FTEs devoted to academic positions, our faculty is one of the largest of Delft University of Technology and one of the most prestigious architecture and the built environment faculties globally. Traditionally, the faculty has prioritised high-quality training in design and research in the field of the built environment. Over 40 chairs cover a wide range of academic areas in design, process and technology, which together cover the entire field of the built environment. The faculty has a budget of around €38 million, of which approximately €7 million is sourced indirectly and from contracts with third parties.

The Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering is the largest and broadest scientific design institute in the world, with over 2,000 students, more than 6,000 alumni and 300 staff members (researchers and lecturers, including designers from industrial practice). The faculty aims to contribute to a better living environment and respond to social challenges by combining human values and desires with technological feasibility and economic viability. We are excellently placed to do so, as we ground design methods and skills in scientific knowledge from a wide range of disciplines, leading to concrete solutions.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2588—€4084 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD/2018-DS


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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