Senior Data Steward

Senior Data Steward

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13 Mar 31 May Eindhoven

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Job description

Would you like to work on shaping tomorrow's world? Contribute to groundbreaking innovations and developments in technological knowledge? Are you a team player who feels at home in an international and interdisciplinary environment? Then we are looking for you!

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 now provided by the Areas Research and Library within LIS (Library and Information Services). Within the Area Research the sections (RDM), Data Integrations and HPC closely work together with IT Consultants and Data Stewards to support the research community. Library contributes with the team Open Science Support.

The position
We are looking for an experienced Data Steward, with an enterprising and customer-oriented attitude. You will support the team of Data Stewards, organize the work of the Data Stewards in the various departments of the TU/e. Moreover, you will act as a communicator with stakeholders in the various departments, as well as with the other sections in the Area Research. This includes the review and reprioritization of the backlog of the team as part of the preparatory work for iteration. In specific cases, you will support the data stewards in addressing internal and external requirements with regards to RDM, applying FAIR principles to research data, and so contribute to reuse and reproducibility of research.

Next, you will contribute to the further development of FAIR principles and Open Science within TU/e. You participate in the development of protocols and guidelines, and you will also have the opportunity to become involved in the setup of an educational RDM program. This role will also offer you active participation in national initiatives of RDM, FAIR and Open Science.

You will primarily report to the Area Lead Research and closely cooperate with colleagues at the Library.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


We would like to onboard a new colleague who brings the following qualifications and characteristics:
  • An academic level of work and thinking, preferably a completed Master or PhD and affinity with research practice;
  • Senior experience as a Data Steward;
  • Profound knowledge of national and international privacy regulations (AVG/GDPR), and of the security demands in case of confidential and sensitive data including health-related data;
  • Combination of strong interpersonal and technical skills. Skilled in transferring and sharing knowledge to staff, students, junior researchers and senior researchers;
  • Experience in interacting with stakeholders at all levels of the organization;
  • A good understanding of the (inter)national initiatives in RDM, FAIR and Open Science;
  • Customer-oriented, and a supportive way of working, you gain energy from supporting and solving issues for others;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing. Proficiency in the Dutch language is not a requirement, but it is a strong advantage.

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.
  • A unique mix between academic and industrial environment, due to our close collaboration with research groups at the university and with our industrial partners;
  • A competitive salary scheme (salary scale 11 or 12) 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 socalled 13th check.)
  • 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.

Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!


  • IT; Legal staff; Policy and staff; Research, development, innovation; Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V81.6414


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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