Research data lifecycle policy advisor

Research data lifecycle policy advisor

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15 Apr 23 May Eindhoven

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Job description

Join us in this exciting journey to professionalize Research Data Management. Apply now and contribute to shaping the future of research at TU/e! 

The Research Data Infrastructure (RDI) Lab at the Library and Information Services (LIS) service department is at the forefront of shaping the research landscape at TU/e through innovative Research Data Management (RDM) solutions. Our goal is to support our university's academics through every step of our Research Data Lifecycle (RDLC) model. We are embarking on a transformative journey, and we invite dynamic individuals to join us in pioneering advancements in RDM. 

What Does the Job Entail? 
  • Collaborate with TU/e's Data Steward team and RDM Service Manager in a one-year project. 
  • Draft a forward-thinking research data lifecycle policy, a cornerstone of our developing Research Archive Packaging Solution (RAPS). 
  • After successfully shaping this policy, there is an opportunity for growth into a new role in the development of RDM solutions based on the applicant profile and activities within the RDI domain. 

What Will You Be Doing? 
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders across scientific departments (e.g., researchers, lab managers) to map the research data landscape, to promote and integrate RDM best practices. 
  • Proactively steer on the realization of the archiving service. 
  • Work closely with Data Stewards and RDM Service Manager to select optimal tooling and establish best practices in RDM workflows. 
  • Define best practices and requirements for archiving data. 
  • Synthesize requirements from multidisciplinary fields into a practical lifecycle policy. 


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • Demonstrate a strong willingness to explore and adopt new technologies in the dynamic field of RDM. 
  • Excellent communication skills, coupled with a proactive and flexible approach to overcoming challenges faced by researchers. 
  • Organizational sensitivity 
  • Hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in ICT or a related field, or possess equivalent experience. 
  • Proficiency in English, both in speech and writing. 
  • Showcase relevant experience in (research) data management practices and tooling. 
  • Experience in an academic setting is advantageous 

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. We also offer you: 
  • A monthly salary of minimum €3226,- to maximum €5929,- for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (salary scale 10 to 11, depending on the level of seniority of the candidate, in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities). 
  • In addition to vacation pay, also a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (one extra month).  
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical. 
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits. 
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance. 
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching. 
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet. 
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan. 
  • Upon starting, we initially offer a one-year contract, with the prospect of indefinite employment thereafter. 

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


  • IT
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • V81.7393


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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