Project member in research data expert team - DANS-KNAW - The Hague

Project member in research data expert team - DANS-KNAW - The Hague

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4 Jun 26 Jun Den Haag

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Job description

What you’ll be doing
You will be part of the team of research data experts. As such you will be deployed in various DANS projects and activities. A considerable part of your activities will take place in the context of the many European projects in which DANS participates. In terms of content, DANS project activities are mostly focused on FAIR and open data, long-term archiving of reusable data, and repository certification. The position is a varied one. You will have a great deal of international contacts and be involved in training courses.


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)


You have completed your academic education and possess substantive knowledge in the relevant field. You are motivated, pragmatic, and focused on results and collaboration. You can switch quickly and interact well with others. You are also a good writer and have a thorough command of the English language; proficiency in Dutch is an asset. You are knowledgeable about and demonstrably experienced in the following:

  • Project-based work in an international environment, in multi-partner projects.
  • Providing training.
  • Production, processing and/or use of research data.

Conditions of employment

Your gross monthly salary will amount to max. € 4,402 (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch universities/KNAW, scale 10) on a full-time basis, excluding 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus. The temporary appointment will be for one year, with the option of extension.


DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services)

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW)  is the Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources.

DANS encourages researchers to make their digital research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. It does this by providing expert advice and certified services.

DANS offers the following core services: 

  • DataverseNL for short-term data management
  • EASY for long-term archiving
  • NARCIS, the Netherlands’ national portal for research information.

By participating in Dutch and international projects, networks and research, DANS is helping to innovate the global scientific data infrastructure. Its philosophy is: open whenever possible, protected where necessary.  DANS is a joint institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.


Where you’ll be working
DANS offers a pleasant working environment, where a motivated and collaborative team of research data experts and engineers is committed to Open Science and FAIR data. At DANS, we particularly value initiative, professionalism, result orientation, reliability, and collaboration. We appreciate a lively atmosphere among colleagues and attach great importance to mutual knowledge exchange. Personal development is not forgotten and staff satisfaction is high.


  • Education; Policy and staff
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • max. €4402 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • AT2021-077


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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