10 May 2019

Edinburgh

£33,199 - £39,609

Full-Time


The post-holder will contribute to the Digital Curation Centre's (DCC) core international project delivery. This will include running events/workshops, conducting investigative studies and developing a range of guidance resources, tools and training on Research Data Management, Open Science, FAIR data and digital curation. Work will be delivered in collaboration with project partners across Europe and offers an excellent opportunity to develop international networks.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Delivering research data guidance and support (50%): Deliver guidance resources, tools, training and other project outputs related to RDM, Open Science, FAIR data and digital curation, as defined in the workplans of externally funded projects.
  2. Coordination and reporting (15%): Collaborate with colleagues in the DCC and from external partners to coordinate contributions to tasks, ensuring timely delivery and high-quality outputs. Support the DCC Projects Coordinator, Directors and Business Administrator to provide project reporting by contributing information on the tasks and work packages delivered.
  3. Communications and dissemination (15%): Disseminate the project outputs and support overall communications and stakeholder engagement by contributing to newsletters, blogs, publications, videos, website updates and general social media.
  4. Consultancy, training and tools support (10%): Contribute to the delivery of tasks in the wider DCC portfolio of activities, as required. This may include consultancy, training, online tool support and general stakeholder engagement.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • A strong first degree or significant relevant experience

Desirable 

  • A further degree in a relevant research discipline or practical experience in data curation 
  • Relevant CPD courses e.g. project management, presentation skills, writing for the web

Experience

Essential

  • Proven understanding of the RDM, Open Science, FAIR and/or digital curation communities 
  • Experience of working to clear project plans and delivering outputs as required 
  • Practical knowledge and insights on writing guidance resources for different audiences 
  • Experience of engaging a wide range of stakeholders and balancing their interests

Desirable

  • Experience of building effective relationships with project partners and external stakeholders 
  • Experience gained performing or supporting research in a focused disciplinary area (e.g. biomedical research, engineering, humanities etc.)

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills, both in written and presentation 
  • Highly-developed organisational and project management skills

Desirable

  • Proven analytical and problem solving capabilities (situational, interpersonal and technical) 
  • Strong facilitation skills when coordinating events and leading discussions or group sessions

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a flexible approach to work 
  • Willingness and ability to work as part of a distributed team and to travel widely within the UK and also internationally

Desirable 

  • Naturally collaborative and familiar with working in distributed, international teams

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