Data Station Manager Humanities - DANS

Location: Den Haag
Max hours per week: 38,00
Max salary: €6.181,00
Duration of agreement: 1 year with possibility for extension
Apply until: 10/07/2022

Where you’ll be working
DANS offers a pleasant working environment, where a motivated and collaborative team of research data experts and engineers is committed to Open Science and FAIR data. At DANS, we particularly value initiative, professionalism, result orientation, reliability, and collaboration. We appreciate a lively atmosphere among colleagues and attach great importance to mutual knowledge exchange. Personal development is not forgotten and staff satisfaction is high.

What you’ll be doing
You will be part of the team of 5 Data Station Managers. Together with your colleague from the Social Sciences, you will be responsible for the Data Station Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH). You will directly report to the director of DANS.

Your tasks include:

  • Preparation of strategic policy decisions regarding the organisation and position of the Data Station SSH, based on information and analysis of the developments in the Humanities.
  • Design and implement an operational plan for the development of the Data Station SSH, in close collaboration with research partners in the Humanities and colleagues within DANS.
  • Relation management and engaging research communities to further the use of the Data Station SSH.
  • Participate in and/or lead projects relating to the development of data infrastructures within the SSH research domain.



What we expect

You are a natural networker, interact easily with others, are entrepreneurial and a team player. You are a strategic thinker and find gratification in reaching concrete results.

You have completed your academic education (MA or higher) and bring an extensive network within the Humanities research domain to the job; experience in the Digital Humanities is an asset. You are a good writer and have a thorough command of the English language; proficiency in Dutch is an asset. You are knowledgeable about and demonstrably experienced in project management and the production, processing and/or use of research data.

What we offer  
A centrally located office in The Hague (Anna van Saksenlaan, on walking distance from Station Laan van NOI) in combination with working from home.


Your gross monthly salary will amount to a min. of € 4.814 and max. € 6.181 (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch universities/KNAW, scale 12) on a full-time basis, excluding 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus. The temporary appointment will be for one year, with the option of a permanent position.

More information
For more information, please contact DANS Director Anja Smit via e-mail   Information about DANS can be found on the website


How to apply

The dates for the job interviews, 19th and 26th of October, are provisionary and subject to change.


About DANS
DANS Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW) is the Dutch national centre of expertise and repository for research data. We are a service provider that helps researchers to make their data available for reuse. This allows other scientists to use the data for new research and makes published research verifiable and reproducible. With more than 180,000 datasets, dozens of European projects and a staff of 60, DANS is among the leading data repositories in Europe.

Working at DANS means working in an informal and international environment where colleagues from diverse backgrounds work together to achieve organizational goals and where people receive confidence and room to execute, develop and grow. Internally, we apply the same principles as we do with our services: we are accessible, reliable and innovative.

Terms of employment
Depending on education and experience the minimum salary is €4.814,00 and the maximum salary is €6.181,00 gross per month for a full-time appointment (scale12 cao Nederlandse Universiteiten/KNAW). This is exclusive of 8% vacation allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel allowance, internet allowance, home working allowance and pension accrual with ABP.

The KNAW offers its staff an excellent package of secondary benefits. A package that meets the different needs of employees depending on their stage of life, lifestyle or career ambitions. For example, by working an extra two hours a week, it is possible to increase the number of days off from 29 to 41 days a year (with full-time employment). 

For a complete overview of the terms of employment, please refer to the web page: werken bij de KNAW.

Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.

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