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Service Lead, Research Data Management Program (0657U) 1776 - 1776
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title Service Lead, Research Data Management Program (0657U) 1776 - 1776
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Information Technology

Service Lead, Research Data Management Program (0657U) 1776 - 1776

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

For full consideration, please submit your application by November 15, 2019

Departmental Overview

Research, Teaching, and Learning Services (RTL) is composed of several teams providing support for instructors and researchers on the UC Berkeley campus. Each area provides leadership in their area of expertise and coordinated work including consultation, resources, tools, and projects across RTL and the broader campus community. Learn more by visiting

The Research Data Management Program (RDM) is a program with university-wide scope that is a partnership between Research, Teaching and Learning Services (RTL) and the University Library to help researchers manage their research data. Learn more by visiting


The RDM Service Lead coordinates the programmatic activities of the Research Data Management Program, a program with university-wide scope that is a partnership between Research, Teaching and Learning Services (RTL) and the University Library. The position analyzes campus-wide research data lifecycle challenges; recommends and designs new services and solutions based on requirements gathering performed across a broad range of academic disciplines; and leads multi-departmental teams to solve complex research data management issues. The position ensures the effective coordination and delivery of the Research Data Management Program's services, initiatives and projects.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Manages the research data management program. Under the direction of RTL and Library leadership, leads projects involving multi-departmental teams to define policies, procedures, and services related to research data management, including but not limited to data acquisition, curation, preservation, sharing, and protection.
  • Provides advanced consulting to researchers and research groups on complex data lifecycle questions.
  • Coordinates, designs and develops RDM education and training for internal service providers (e.g., within the RDM Operations team, RIT, and the Library) and externally to researchers (faculty and students) and research support staff.
  • Develops and implements the communications plan for the program, targeting both internal and external stakeholders. Produces content for the website, including news articles.
  • Contributes to definition of RDM Program's goals and evaluates program performance via metrics.
  • Coordinates the RDM Operations team, a team comprising members from RTL and the Library that carries out the activities of the program and maintains extensive relationships with other experts on campus and beyond.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of research data management issues in complex research and instruction contexts, including data management planning, data curation and preservation, intellectual property, and research data security controls and policies.
  • A minimum of two to five years experience managing an academic or research program of campus-wide or organization-wide scope, preferably focusing on research data management or scholarship emphasizing the role of research data.
  • Advanced experience managing and coordinating the activities of multi-departmental project teams and experience negotiating with faculty and campus leadership.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
  • Advanced experience with grant proposals and managing grant-funded research projects.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Salary & Benefits

Hiring Range: Starting salary $90,000 - $100,000 annual. Salary commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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