University of Luxembourg

Researcher in Data Management for Digital History / Research Data Manager

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The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

Within the past 5 years, the C²DH ( has established itself as a center for ambitious research in digital history. Based on the success of our past projects and new projects emerging we want to strengthen our capacities to manage research data and to make sure that data is re-used and stored in an accessible and sustainable way. As the center works primarily in contemporary history, our data sets fall under different regulations and compliancy requirements, so previous experience with data that is governed by data protection regulations (GDPR) as well as copyright regimes is advantageous.

Your Role...

As a researcher you will push the boundaries on research data management and re-use by implementing best practices at scale while conducting genuine research for new approaches to efficient data management. You will collaborate with our partner institutions in Luxembourg and all over the world to establish data flows between archives and historians at the C2DH. We expect you to disseminate the results of your research internally and externally as appropriate. In your day to day work you will further develop our current practices for the creation of data management plans together with the colleagues at the center, you will become a point of reference for the use, creation and exploitation of data sets, you will encourage best practices for data modelling and collection, train researchers in data management and provide guidance on GDPR issues. From a more strategic perspective you will reinforce our strategy for data conservation and long-term accessibility and re-use by developing policies and guidelines.

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What we expect from you…

The ideal candidate would have demonstrated experience in data management for a medium to large sized organisation, ideally in the domain of digital history or the humanities. We seek a highly motivated candidate with the following profile:

  • PhD in data science, computer science, information science or related disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in managing data sets and collections
  • Required experience includes:
    • Experience with (research) data management procedures and processes
    • Experience with research data platforms such as dataverse (
  • Experience that would be great — or an interest in learning! — includes:
    • Design and development of APIs to access data repositories
    • GDPR and its impact on data collection and storage
    • Copyright issues in the context of data storage and preservation
  • Passionate about using technology to conduct research
  • Willingness to cooperate actively in a team of mixed experience
  • An interest in digital humanities, digital archives and preservation
  • Ability to meet deadlines and demonstrate methodological, organised, pragmatic and effective approaches to the work
  • Good command of English; French is an asset

We offer...

  • Competitive remuneration; contract subject to public national security system benefits
  • A dynamic, exciting and equal opportunity international research environment

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Contrat à durée indéterminée
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Research scientist
  • Job Reference: UOL05240

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter indicating your motivation for this project, relevant experience and future interests
  • A portfolio of prior work with descriptions of your contributions
  • Contact information for 1-3 professional references

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information...

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.


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