Vacancy: Manager: Research Data Services

Stellenbosch University

Manager: Research Data Services

(Ref. BIB/096/0317)

This position is specifically suited for a dynamic person with proven experience in providing research data services in an academic environment.

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:30

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  • Leadership and strategic innovation in Research Data Services (RDS);
  • Implementing Research Data Management (RDM) strategies and initiatives;
  • Advocacy and support for managing research data;
  • Managing data collections and enhancing data security;
  • Liaison between the researchers, Library and other role players on RDM

Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science or a Bachelor’s degree with a Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science or an equivalent Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Informatics or Knowledge Management;
  • At least three years’ experience in providing RDS in an academic or research environment;
  • Knowledge of the needs of an academic community with regard to RDS;
  • Knowledge of RDM practices and understanding of RDM policy implementation;
  • High level of ICT


  • Experience in doing research on postgraduate level;
  • Experience in creating data management plans;
  • Exposure to and knowledge of changing trends in RDM in academic or research libraries;
  • Experience in functioning effectively as part of a team, as well as the ability to work

How To Apply:

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The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e- mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

Enquiries regarding job content: Mr Mark Frier on 021 808 4641

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

Commencement Date 01-Jun-2017

Closing Date 21-Apr-2017