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Research Data Manager

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The University of Sheffield Library
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Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Services, you will be the operational lead and will provide strategic support for the establishment of the University’s sustainable and robust research data management (RDM) support infrastructure. Working closely with University RDM stakeholders, particularly the Library, Research and Innovation Services (R&IS), Corporate Information and Computing Services (CiCS), Faculties and research centres, and in liaison with the White Rose university consortium and N8 RDM Directors, you will be responsible for planning, outreach, resource and policy development to address the data life cycle needs of researchers and for developing and implementing strategies that allow key RDM stakeholders to contribute as effectively as possible to the management and accessibility of the university’s research data outputs.

Educated to postgraduate degree level, you will be able to think strategically as well as deliver operationally. You will be a confident communicator and advocate for the benefits of RDM, who enjoys working with groups and individuals, as well as networking beyond the University. You will need to be exceptionally well-organised and proactive, experienced in planning and managing large-scale complex projects, and will possess excellent communication and diplomacy skills.

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  • Postrgraduate degree in a research-based subject discipline, together with relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training, and experience
  • Experience in the development and delievery of research, data management, or information programmes, preferably in a University environment
  • Familiarity with the research data lifecycle, together with the knowledge of issues and challenges related to the management, curation, and archiving of research data
  • Proven ability to design and deliever effective outreach, advocacy, and training programmes and supporting resources and materials
  • Experience of motivating and communicating with a team of staff
  • Ability to engage and provide advice to senior University managers and to develop, interpret and implement policy
  • Understanding of the research lifecycle and how it relates to research data management issues in the UK Higher Education sector and a broad knowledge of current issues and developments globally
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, report writing skills, experience of delievering presentations, communicating with research-active and support staff at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment with a wide range of University staff and key stakeholders
  • Experience of reviewing individual/tea progress and performance and embedding organizational strategy into individual performance planning
  • Ability to motigate high performance in others
  • A strong commitment to staff training and development

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£ 38,511 - £ 45,954 per annum. Potential to progress to £ 51,702 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.
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