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Research Data Librarian

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
£34,736 to £42,019 pa
Expiry Date
The Library is at the heart of LSE, one of the world’s greatest social science universities and serves a vibrant community of students and staff in the centre of London

Job Description

The Library has a high reputation both nationally and internationally for its extensive collections, its involvement in innovative projects and its high quality services.  An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Digital Scholarship and Innovation Group and contribute to the development of the Library’s research support services, with a particular focus on research data management.


In this post you will be responsible for providing expert advice and training to researchers and staff in both their use of research data resources and in creation and preservation of their own research data.


Working closely with the Research Support Manager and academic and research support colleagues across LSE, you will play an important role in ensuring the Library is at the forefront of developments (policies, services and infrastructure) in research data management at LSE and at the national and international level.


You will be educated to at least degree level or equivalent with awareness of emerging trends in scholarly communications and research data. You should be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to relate to a wide range of users, academic colleagues and external networks. You will be able to work under pressure and on your own initiative as well as being an effective team member. Experience of working with research data is essential.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Nancy Graham, Research Support Manager at  


The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 25 June 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.