Research Data Manager

Trondheim, Norway
24 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2019
NTNU-nr. 07/19
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

NTNU's University Library is looking for a permanent, full time (100%) employee as research data manager, with an ideal start date as soon as possible.

NTNU has launched an ambitious policy  and plan of action  for open research data, with the aim of making relevant and high-quality research data accessible and reusable for the larger research community. The research data manager will be part of a team developing support services for the implementation of the data policy and action plan, with this position focusing on the development of policies, practices and training related to data management plans, data curation and data sharing in a research setting.

Working with us

Our open science team works closely with researchers on research related tasks, providing support on topics such as research publication practices, responsible research evaluation and research data management. The work requires the use of a variety of tools and solutions for analysis and dissemination of our work and is highly interdisciplinary in nature. Our workday is varied, flexible and constantly changing.

Job description

  • Planning, implementation, and assessment of research data management services. Such services may include instruction, consultations, and partnerships with faculty and researchers on data management plans, data management tools and strategies, and metadata standards
  • Collaborate with subject librarians to integrate data management best practices across disciplines, in research labs, and research centers.
  • Develop guidelines and contribute to policies and workflow descriptions, building the team knowledge base, writing documentation and user guides; coaching researchers concerning best practices in data management.
  • Promote research data sharing and curation services related to data repositories.
  • Interacting with researchers in order to understand their needs and present solutions (e.g. for both short- and long-term research data management).
  • Researching new tools, equipment and methods that can improve data processing at the institution.

Qualification requirements

  • Higher education at second degree level or higher from a university or college. Long and relevant vocational experience may compensate for required education.
  • The ability to work strategically and collaboratively with stakeholders to build programs and initiatives
  • A good knowledge of English, as it might be a possible working language

Desired qualifications 

  • The ideal candidate will have a relevant master`s degree or PhD, for example within library and information sciences, archival science, philosophy or sociology of science and scientific practices.
  • Experience with research or working with researchers
  • A working understanding of Norwegian or other Scandinavian language
  • Experience working in a support role
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and formats used in research (e.g. Dublin Core, DDI, ORCID, DOI)
  • Competency with information technology and data analysis, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the FAIR Data Principles and data stewardship
  • Familiarity with aspects of copyright and licensing relating to the deposit, discoverability, sharing and reuse of research data
  • Familiarity with institutional or subject based data repository systems and tools

Personal characteristics 

  • Strong teaching and presentation skills
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • A team player who easily interacts with others
  • Service minded and flexible
  • You can work independently and take initiative

Motivation and personal aptitude for this position will be taken in to consideration

We offer

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Research Librarian code 1199 is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 464 800 - 524 200 NOK before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority, and the position as Senior Research Librarian code 1200 is normally renumerated at gross from NOK 524 200 – 576 100 depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU 

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants. 

Questions about the position can be directed to Head of section Sølvi Karlsen, tlf: 952 931 35, email:
Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Please refer to the application number NTNU-nr. 07/19 when applying.  

Application deadline: 26.02.19

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NTNU University Library 

The NTNU University Library provides services to NTNU’s researchers and students in Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund, and helps to strengthen NTNU’s research and teaching. We are strongly committed to online services and an active dialogue with the academic communities. The NTNU University Library is a divition in the University Administration.

Deadline 26.02.2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Trondheim