Coordinating Data Stewardship

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8 februari 2021
Locatie Wageningen
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Wij zoeken

Do you gain energy from organizing new communities and building networks? Do you like to act as a spider in the web? Are you custom-oriented and data minded? Do you like to work within the emerging field of Data Stewardship?

To strengthen our team and network we have a temporary position as
Coordinating Data Stewardship (32-36 hours)

As Coordinating Data Steward you will implement and strengthen the network of Data Stewards within Wageningen University & Research (WUR). Ensuring that the Data Stewards have sufficient knowledge of FAIR Data Management, applicable within the scientific domain by formulating Data Steward Competency Profiles and organizing network meetings and training programs.

The support of FAIR data management at WUR is entrusted to the Wageningen Data Competence Center, and Data Management Support (DMS), (a collaboration of Library, IT and Legal. In addition, Data Stewards (0.1 FTE per 30 researchers) work within the research units, where they guide their fellow researchers the way to generic support and provide domain-specific help with the implementation of FAIR data management. It is the intention that the Data Stewards will eventually become the first helpline for researchers with all questions regarding data management, FAIR or Open Data, and data management infrastructure.

To achieve this, the coordinator will perform the following tasks:

  1. Supporting the chair groups of the university and the teams within Wageningen Research in the implementation of the Data Stewardship and the WUR data policy, and associated infrastructure;
  2. Making the existing services within the Data Management program of the WDCC and DMS more accessible for the Data Stewards and the researchers;
  3. Supporting the Data Stewards to draw up practical solutions for the groups on the basis of the existing or to be made Data Management Plans and services;
  4. Organizing Data Stewardship network meetings and training programs;
  5. In collaboration with the Data Stewards in the research programs, work on standardization of metadata and documentation for FAIR.


Wij vragen

Profile of the candidate:

  • An academic level of working and thinking (completed Master or PhD) and affinity with research practice, preferably with a Wageningen University background.
  • You like to act as a spider in the web and gain energy from organizing communities within a relatively new field of work in support of scientific research, connecting people and building networks.
  • You have a basic understanding of the FAIR data principles, ICT for research data, data science and metadata (standards).
  • You can easily connect requirements of scientists, legal requirements and policy ambitions concerning research data management, and solutions from data stewardship and ICT.
  • You are customer-oriented and gain energy from supporting and solving issues for others.
  • You can easily assimilate new knowledge and are not afraid to learn on the job.
You are proficient in the English language, both orally and in writing. Proficiency in the Dutch language is not a requirement, but it is an advantage.


Wij bieden

A challenging position with, depending on your experience, a competitive salary from a minimum of €2.920, - to a maximum of €4.402, - for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Wageningen University (scale 9/10). In addition, an appointment of 0.8 FTE is negotiable. The Coordinating Data Stewardship will be appointed for a period of 2 years.

In addition, we offer:

  • 8% holiday allowance
  • a structural end-of year bonus of 8.3%
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions
  • flexible working hours that we determine together in good consultation
  • excellent pension plan through ABP
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes, e.g.
  • the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra for extra leave
  • a flexible model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan
  • a lively workplace on the Wageningen Campus
  • make use of the sports facilities on campus for a small fee.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with our internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for personal initiative in a learning environment. With us you get a versatile job in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.


Meer informatie

For more information about this function you can contact Jacquelijn Ringersma, telephone 0317-483380 

For more information about the procedure you can contact Adriëlle Bloemendaal, HR advisor, telephone 0317-480266.

Do you want to apply?
This can be done directly till 28 February 2021 via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission.

The interviews will be hold on Wednesday Mach, 3 2021.

Equal opportunities employer
We are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Wij zijn

The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialized research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 6,500 employees, and 12,000 students, it is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen. We have been named Best Employer in Education category 2019-2020.

Click here for more information about working at Wageningen University & Research.

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