Research Data Manager

£39,000 - £43,000 per annum
26 Oct 2018
23 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Cambridge University Press has an opportunity available for a Research Data Manager to join our team based in Cambridge. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, we are offering a competitive salary of £39,000 - £43,000 per annum plus excellent benefits.

We have over 2,500 talented employees across 50 international offices uniting all our publishing groups. We’re one of the world’s most respected publisher, driven by the purpose of unlocking people’s potential with the best learning and research solutions.

We need determined individuals to help make this happen. We work in global teams, tackle the big issues, raise education standards, and deliver innovative solutions to learners and researchers.

We’re committed to creating a dynamic work environment that empowers you to be your best. Our benefits include group personal pension and free life assurance,  an inclusive and flexible working environment comprising of 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays), on-site fitness facilities, and many more. Furthermore, our Cambridge office is just a 10 minutes’ walk from the train station.

About the Research Data Manager role:

We are looking for an experienced Open Data enthusiast to drive the Press’s transformation in Open Research. This is a new position, allowing you to play a key role in shaping the Press’s development.  You will identify and lead new business initiatives, define and implement our policies for journals and books, and work across the organization to improve our Open Data capabilities.

As an Open Data evangelist, you will inform and support internal and external communications, guiding and supporting our teams and our external partners as we embed Open Data into our publishing programme. You will develop deep ties with the broader community, ensuring we stay aware of, and take part in, developments in Open Data and data services more broadly.

Ultimately, you will allow us to better serve our authors, readers, and all our other stakeholders, in Open Data.

What do we look for in a Research Data Manager?

You will have a solid understanding of Open Data, ideally at a technical level through working with data for at least 5 years in a research setting. You will also have a good appreciation of the social complexities of Open Research and the issues that researchers face in their research lifecycles.

You will be collaborative and able to communicate clearly with a diverse range of partners to support and influence them. You will be well organized, enabling you to plan and implement programmes of work often involving a variety of teams, both internal and external.

You will also be imaginative and forward thinking, spotting opportunities and finding ways for the Press to innovate and expand its horizons.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join an organisation that plays a leading role in today’s global market place as our Research Data Manager.