19 May 2021


Grade 9: £48,114 - £55,750 p.a.


The Head of Research Data Management Provision is an exciting new role, based within the Bodleian Libraries and providing strategic leadership in the delivery of specialist systems and services which support the effective management of research data across the University. The post is based in the newly-formed Open Scholarship Support department, which provides a central point for advocacy and strategy in the areas of open access, open scholarship, research data management, copyright and licensing, and digital preservation.

Building on the outcomes of a recent review of Research Data Management at the University, you will have responsibility for setting the direction of the University’s data repository, ORA-Data, and for evaluating how the ORA-Data service - and complementary offerings across the University - could better meet the needs of academic researchers in a sustainable way.

This is an exciting time for open scholarship and open access at the University of Oxford. In particular, as Head of Research Data Management Provision, you will play a key role in the implementation of nascent funder policies as they relate to research data requirements. A confident strategist and communicator, you will also be working with researchers to shape and support the rapidly evolving areas of open data and reproducible research.

Reporting to the Head of Open Scholarship Support, you will have line management responsibility. You will actively engage and lead staff in cross-Bodleian and University matrix teams. You will have an understanding of the scholarly communications landscape, both within the UK and globally. You will also be educated to postgraduate level, with a track record of strategy and policy development, and the ability to develop strong collaborative relationships with academic and professional staff.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs will not be considered.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday BST on Wednesday 19 May 2021 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place in the weeks commencing 7 or 14 June 2021.


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