5 Sep 2019

Full-Time Assistant Director, Research Data Management Team – NTU Library


Job Description

NTU Library invites applications for the position of Assistant Director in our Research Data Management team in the Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS).  The incumbent must demonstrate strong leadership potential, is innovative and passionate in the planning, implementation, and assessment of research data management services.  The services include instruction, consultations, and partnerships with faculty, researchers, institutional stakeholders and other librarians on data management plans, data archiving, data sharing, data management tools and strategies, metadata standards and open science. The incumbent will need to develop a robust understanding of tools and support mechanisms available on campus and also stay up-to-date on funding agencies, publishers and institutional data management policies.

Key responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with the Team Lead, Research Data Management to design and implement strategies and plans that will help NTU researchers achieve maximum benefits of research data management and sharing while meeting funding agencies, publishers and institutional requirements
  • Plan and manage the collaboration of RDM Team with subject specific experts to integrate data management best practices across disciplines and translate them in instruction, online self-helps, FAQs, etc.
  • Review and design data management planning education, guidance and templates by consulting international best practices and available data management plans so as to help NTU researchers reap maximum benefits from data management planning
  • Serve the NTU research community by conducting a variety of workshops, organising symposiums/seminars/talks/roadshows, and providing online self-helps to promote good research data management best practices, responsible data sharing and open science, in collaboration with other RDM Team members, Library colleagues, etc.
  • Develop turnaround and advisory guidelines for the RDM Team to ensure that response and advice to enquirers and data depositors are given in an effective and timely manner and guide RDM Team members in meeting agreed standards


  • MSc in Information Studies or MLIS
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and research processes with an understanding of the issues surrounding scholarly communication across a variety of disciplines
  • Knowledge of data analysis tools and methods used in scientific research
  • Demonstrated ability to work strategically and collaboratively with stakeholders to build programs and initiatives
  • At least 5 years working experience in an academic library or research setting, with exposure to scholarly communication and research support

To apply, please submit application, resume and cover letter here.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Job Categories: Academic Libraries, Featured, Nanyang Technological University, and Singapore. Job Types: Full-Time.

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