Big Science Data – two positions for a three-year project. DTU is looking for two academic employees for an exciting three-year project to develop new infrastructures and support functions for the rapidly increasing volume of research data at the university. The development work will take place in close interaction with researchers and departments, and with considerable national and international collaboration.

The volume of data from research projects is growing to an unprecedented quantity and the many research data contain exciting opportunities to:

  • exploit the collected data more intensively and in new contexts
  • combine datasets across research projects
  • uncover hidden and implicit knowledge in datasets
  • establish new collaborations and promote and accelerate research and innovation.

The project will develop solutions to challenges such as: How do researches best organize and preserve data in order to fully document their research and facilitate that other researchers may benefit from the data? How are data and the access of others managed so that legislation and commercial considerations are taken into account? How does data management and data sharing become part of the merit system of research?

The project is led by an experienced project manager and is based in Bibliometrics & Data Management of the Office for Innovation & Sector Services.

About the tasks

You will be part of a small project team with extensive collaboration with departments and various parts of the administration. The tasks are:


We expect that you have experience in technical/scientific research (e.g. PhD) and a strong interest in research infrastructure and data management, also across the many subject areas of DTU.

Alternatively, you have experience in research documentation and research infrastructure and a strong interest in technical/scientific research and its framework and conditions as well as an interest in working closely with researchers and across disciplines with the development of research data management.

Your competences As a person

  • you work in a structured, focused and energetic manner
  • you are outgoing, investigative and enterprising
  • you are analytical and good at summing up and writing reports
  • you are a good communicator – verbally and in writing
  • you are familiar with software for data processing, analyses and visualization
  • you have English skills at a high level (verbally and in writing) and Danish skills at a moderate level
  • you are a good team player and interested in the well-being and success of all.

General Information

An exciting and challenging job, where you will be among the pioneers developing a new, extensive and central area of the research infrastructure. You will be able to influence the content and direction of the job. The tone is informal and we appreciate a high energy level and a cheerful disposition. We work in an organization showing respect for the individual employee and emphasis on the well-being of all.

Bibliometrics & Data Management is newly established as the focal point of DTU for research analyses, research data and Open Science and has a total of seven employees. The Office for Innovation and Sector Services comprises seven areas and a total of 140 employees working with innovation, business development and entrepreneurship, research based services for the private and public sector, legal counselling and contracts, stakeholder management and provision and handling of scientific information.

Salary and terms of employment
Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the relevant association agreement, e.g. the Confederation of Professional Associations. The job is a full-time job (37 hours per week). Employment is limited to three years.

The work place is at DTU Lyngby Campus, however, meetings at other DTU locations must be expected as the project involves researchers and departments of all of DTU.

Application and contact
Please submit you online application no later than 1 August 2015. You can apply for the position online at To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the form and attach your application, CV and relevant diplomas.

Job interviews are expected to take place in week 34 and 35 (17-28 August, 2015).

If you have questions regarding the jobs, please contact Head of Biometrics & Data Management Mogens Sandfær (, tel: 20 40 20 74) or Special consultant Mikael Elbæk (, tel: 23 43 13 50).

You can read more about DTU at

Deadline: 1 August 2015

Apply for the job at Private and Public Sectors Services by completing the following form.

Apply online