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Data Steward

Location Amsterdam
Duration 1 year with prospect of permanent employment

Location: Amsterdam
Max hours per week: 38 hours per week
Max salary: € 5090,00
Duration of agreement: 1 year with prospect of permanent employment
Apply until: 19 February 2024

What you will be doing

The range of tasks you will be responsible for is broad and multifaceted. You are responsible for (further) developing our policy regarding organizing, storing, securing, archiving and making research data FAIR. You are an intermediary between researchers and ICT and provide both strategic and tactical advice on storage and sharing of research data. You act as advisor, point of contact, guide our employees in the right direction and are responsible for the following tasks:

•             Development of data management policies for the longer term

•             Structuring data storage, overseeing data archiving and data security

•             Facilitating making the NIN’s research data FAIR.

•             Facilitating the implementation of data user contracts

•             Working towards open access of data while ensuring security and privacy

•             Providing assistance to researchers in complying with data storage plans

•             Ensuring adherence to institutional data storage agreements

•             Providing assistance to researchers in writing data management plans

•             Development of policies regarding ICT services for research support and data sharing

•              Be aware of the privacy aspects of some of the research data and inform the privacy officer about such data.


What you will be contributing

•             Education or background in data science, or experience with research data as a  researcher.

•             Education level: at least university of applied sciences (Dutch: “HBO”).

•             ICT knowledge (storage systems, databases, scripting, etc.) is a plus

•             Expertise on making data FAIR

•             Knowledge of information security and privacy laws

•             Affinity and passion for working in a scientific environment.

•             Education at least HBO, with academic work and thinking level

•             Enthusiasm for sharing data

•             Good English language skills

•             Good Dutch language skills or the motivation to learn the Dutch language

•             Analytical ability, communicative, persuasive, creating support


What do we offer?

An attractive function at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. We conduct fundamental and strategic scientific research in the field of the cognitive functions of the brain, such as consciousness, perception, movement, learning and social interactions. The NIN research groups generate a lot of data that has to be stored according to the FAIR principles. The institute has an existing data policy that needs to be further implemented and developed.

Under the Foreigners Employment Act we are obliged to recruit for non-scientific positions within the European Union. If you do not belong to one of the EU countries (including Norway and Switzerland), please do not apply

Applying for a VOG (Certificate of Conduct) can be part of the hiring procedure.\

More information

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Application procedure

Applicants are welcomed to submit their application through the apply now button until February 19, 2024.

About the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is the country’s leading fundamental neuroscience research institute, in the international and progressive city of Amsterdam. It provides a critical mass of scientists (spanning more than 27 nationalities) and neuroscience facilities, in a highly interactive, dynamic, multi-cultural environment, with English as the working language.

Terms of employment

Depending on education and experience the minimum salary is € 3226,00 and the maximum salary is € 5090,00 gross per month for a full-time appointment (scale 10 cao Nederlandse Universiteiten/KNAW). This is exclusive of 8% vacation allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel allowance, internet allowance, home working allowance and pension accrual with ABP.

The KNAW offers its staff an excellent package of secondary benefits. A package that meets the different needs of employees depending on their stage of life, lifestyle or career ambitions. For example, by working an extra two hours a week, it is possible to increase the number of days off from 29 to 41 days a year (with full-time employment).

For a complete overview of the terms of employment, please refer to the web page: werken bij de KNAW.

Diversity & Inclusion

The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.

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