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Experts Research Data Management

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Experts Research Data Management

Let’s shape the future - University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20 000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Together we push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape. 

The University of Antwerp’s Department of Research Affairs & Innovation is looking for two full-time experts Research Data Management.

Job description

The position includes the following tasks:
  • As expert research data management (RDM) or data steward, you collaborate closely with colleagues from the Library and the IT Department to implement the university’s RDM policies. You keep in close touch with the UAntwerp and AUHA researchers, helping them develop their research data management skills. This includes that you:
    • Are responsible for professional service provision to researchers on relevant legal obligations, specific funder requirements (i.e. European Commission or FWO) on RDM, and more generally good practices and proper (international) tools and services for research data management (collect, manage, archive and share);
    • monitor compliance with these obligations and requirements, in collaboration with our specialists on ethical clearance and GDPR compliance;
    • provide feedback and quality control on data management plans, as required by ever more funders at the start of a research project;
    • develop expertise in ‘data curation’ to help research produce FAIR datasets;
    • together with colleagues develop  practical guidelines and host frequent information and training sessions tailored to a range of researchers (a.o. as part of the doctoral education program).
  • Building on your experience with scientific research, specifically in either the social sciences and humanities or the (bio)medical sciences, you are the first point of contact for researchers as well as other administrative offices such as dean’s offices, the Grants Office or the Legal Compliance Center, for all questions concerning research data management in these disciplines.
  • You keep close track of international developments in your field, among others by attending regular information and training sessions, actively seeking out opportunities to improve existing processes and IT-applications and -tools.
  • You contribute to other responsibilities and tasks in the Research Affairs Office as well as the Department of Research Affairs & Innovation.

In your role, you take instructions and regulations into account with a view to achieving predefined objectives.


  • You have a Master degree in either the social sciences and humanities, or the (bio)medical sciences or equivalent competences gained through prior work experience.
  • You have experience as a researcher.
  • You have knowledge of specific systems and/or of the required technology on research data management and Open Science, i.e. open data, the GDPR, encryption and anonimisation techniques, the EOSC, data curation, ….
  • You preferably have experience in supporting academic researchers.
  • You are proficient in MS Office.
  • You have good oral and written knowledge of English and Dutch.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You have strong skills in planning and organisation, and you can work independently.


  • We offer an appointment as a permanent contract.
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary within pay band 7.1-9.1 of the pay scales of the Administrative and Technical Staff. Your entry-level grade (usually grade 7) depends on your relevant professional experience.
  • You will receive meal vouchers, ecocheques, group insurance and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • We offer flexible working hours.
  • You will have 40 days of annual leave and collective leave for 1 week when the university is closed, between Christmas and New Year.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Middelheim in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits.
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    5 days left to apply



    • Master (University or Higher Education Long Type)
    • Dutch, English


    • Permanent
    • Full-time

    Apply before

    • 17 July

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