Data Steward


0.8 FTE

Hanzehogeschool Groningen

Instituut voor Life Science & Technology

At the Institute for Life Science and Technology at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences there is a vacancy for a Data Steward (0.8 FTE).

Do you have data skills and affinity with data and are you looking to play a key role in biomedical research within a large interdisciplinary consortium?

Function description

As Data Steward at the Institute for Life Science and Technology you will:
- Develop and disseminate policy in Research Data Management (RDM) according to FAIR principles.
- Communicate with consortium partners in different fields of research and provide support for developing Data Management Plans and Standard Operating Procedures.
- Organise and manage data of the partners, and make them accessible according to FAIR principles, enabling integrated analysis.
- Develop training material for and give workshops on RDM, FAIR principles, and tools/applications in relation to research, both for consortium partners and for the education within the Hanze UAS.
- (Further) development and implementation of services and products for generation, management and reuse of research data.
- Contribute to further development of strategies and policies related to data management within Hanze UAS.

Where will you work?

You will work for the Institute for Life Science and Technology as part of the team Bioinformatics (responsible for the Bachelor Bioinformatics and the Master Data Science for Life Sciences). The team is small and has a personal atmosphere. The courses are well appreciated by students and the professional field. You will work closely together with the Lector Data Science for Life Sciences and Health and the senior lecturer research. Part of the work will be exercised within the Knowledge Center Biobased Economy (KCBBE), which is aimed at applied science contributing to a healthy and sustainable society. In addition, you will be active in a dynamic interdisciplinary consortium of universities, medical centres, and other organisations together conducting research on so-called poly-Q genetic disorders, which include Huntington's disease, aimed at improved diagnosis and treatment.


- At least a bachelor level degree, e.g., Information Management, Computer Science or Bioinformatics.
- Preferably experience with data stewardship and FAIR principles.
- Experience with development of applications and user interfaces.
- Experience with databases, e.g., MySQL or SQL Server.
- Good command of English (reading and writing).

We offer

The gross salary is € 2.813,- at minimum and € 4.569,- at maximum per month for a full-time employment, according to scale 10 CAO-HBO. The salary depends on knowledge and experience. Appointment will be in the function of ICT officer E. The position is structural, with an initial appointment of 1 year. The start date is as soon as possible. In addition, you will be entitled to holiday pay (8%), a year-end bonus (8,3%) and a generous holiday allowance of up to 53 days of leave. Hanze UAS offers plenty of opportunities for further development in your field. Our Hanze PL Academy will facilitate and support you in this process..


Voor further information concerning the contents of this vacancy, you can contact Ida van der Veen, team leader Bioinformatics, phone number +31 50 595 4772, e-mail Please do not use this email address for your application (click on Apply-button).

Will you be our new colleague?

Click the application button to send your CV and covering letter.

- The first interviews will take place on Thursday 13 October 2022.
- Applications for this job vacancy are open to both internal and external candidates. Current employees of Hanze UAS will be given preference over external candidates.
- We ask new employees to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG); Hanze UAS will reimburse the cost of this certificate.

We do not appreciate acquisition in reference to this advertisement.

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