7 February 2022

UCPH Data Steward position placed at SODAS

The University of Copenhagen is establishing the Social Science Data Lab as part of a university-wide effort to enhance and extend the use of digital methods and data science across all faculties. The Social Science Data Lab will service researchers from The Faculty of Social Sciences. The aim of the Lab is to help researchers better integrate computational research tools in research projects, and it is currently being established.

The project is part of a four-year grant from the University of Copenhagen, and the Lab will run for the duration of this grant. The Lab will be hosted at the Center for Social Data Science (SODAS), a vibrant existing research environment for computational social science.

Job description
The Lab will service The Faculty of Social Sciences, which employs about 600 full-time researchers, many of whom use digital and computational tools, ranging from specialized uses of machine learning models to manual collection of online data and database design.

The job as data steward requires the chosen applicant to support data management and compliance in research projects at The Faculty of Social Sciences. The Data Steward will work alongside a data scientist tasked with technical aspects of research support.

Specifically, the job consists of tasks such as:

  • Supporting researchers in setting up data management agreements.
  • Ensuring the implementation of University of Copenhagen’s new common rules for data management.
  • Cooperating with the Data Specialist in developing an infrastructure for secure, flexible, and compliant storage of data in large and small research projects.
  • Cooperating with Data Stewards and Data Specialists across the University

Required qualifications
We expect you to have a relevant social science or related degree and some relevant job experience, although newly graduated candidates will also be considered.

You will need to demonstrate experience with a range of the following competencies, and an openness to engage in any that you may not have yet:

  • Proficiency in Danish and English writing
  • Familiarity with IT
  • Familiarity with aspects of data law, including GDPR
  • Experience with research support

Salary and terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Centralorganisation, AC). The employment will be as Academic Research Staff (akademiske medarbejder FU). A supplement can be negotiated, depending on experience and qualifications.

Working hours are 37 hours per week including lunch.

The employment runs from May 1st, 2022 until December 31st, 2023.

Additional information can be obtained from Associate Professor Frederik Hjorth at fh@ifs.ku.dk.

Apply via this advertisement found on https://employment.ku.dk/.

Deadline for applications is February 28, 2022

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.