2 Data Stewards

Tilburg University | University Services is looking for a 2 Data Stewards for the Division Academic Services, Research Support Team TSB (1.0 FTE) Duration of employment contract : 12 months with possibility of indefinite employment upon good performance.
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Tilburg University


Do you want to help our scientists make the most of their data and data availability? Do you want to be the first point of contact for scientists and faculty support staff on technological and procedural data management choices? Do you want to make a difference by using your expertise to increase the quality and opportunities for research?

Then apply for this position!

As a data steward, you actively support scientists at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences with their research projects: among other things, you help them combine large data sets, you advise on meta-data, and you develop scripts for data cleansing and data analysis. You are the expert in the field of data management. In addition, you take care of all data sets within the faculty, but also that it is well known which data sets are available. There are a number of tasks that are shared between the two data stewards: contact person to organizations such as ODISSEI, train researchers and contribute to programming experiments.

In the long run, you and your colleagues within the Research Support Team will ensure a further quality boost to research within the faculty and take the burden off the scientists. This position is new within the faculty and the university, so there is plenty of room to shape the position further.

You are part of the Research Support Team, which houses a variety of research support. Customer focus is paramount and you will work a lot within the team with the scientific programmer and the data representative, as well as with colleagues in other departments. It is a close and friendly team.


For this position we are looking for someone with:

  • An academic work and thinking level with an affinity for faculty research
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data processing in an academic environment, preferably through a research master or PhD
  • Good knowledge of Matlab, Python, R and the ambition to develop further in these fields
  • Good command of the English language (CEFR level C1)
  • Customer-oriented and pro-active attitude

Your talents

  • You show personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career, and have good self-knowledge.
  • You have team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive work environment.
  • You are curious: you look for new and better ways to perform your job and to inspire scientists with new techniques


Service society and making it better for its citizens. That is what drives us. Tilburg University's founder, Martinus Cobbenhagen, believed that anyone who wants to understand society must be actively and consciously involved in it. These ideas still form the basis of our university.

Under the motto Understanding society, our more than 2,800 employees develop and transfer knowledge and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepeneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology.

We educate our 20,000 students of 132 nationalities to become Tilburg University Shaped Professionals: responsible and entrepeneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way.

University support is invested in University Services, organized into seven divisions:

1. Academic Services
2. Marketing & Communication
3. Human Resources
4. Finance & Control
5. Library & IT Services
6. Facility Services
7. Executive Services


This is a position for 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week) of the full-time working week.

The salary amounts to a minimum of €2,960.- and a maximum of €4,670.- gross per month for full time employment contract, based on UFO profile Data Steward 3 and salary scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Tilburg University uses a neutral salary system for scaling that is based on relevant education and work experience.

This is a vacancy for a structural position in accordance with Article 2.3, paragraph 1 of the CLA for Dutch Universities. You will be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 months. After this period, if your suitability has been proven and you continue in the same position, you will receive an employment contract for an indefinite period.

You are entitled to a vacation allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross annual income. If you work 40 hours per week, you will receive 41 paid days of leave per year.

Tilburg University offers excellent employment conditions. We think flexibility, professional and personal development, and good employee benefits important. We make clear agreements about career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and schemes to maintain an optimal balance between work and private life. You can also follow numerous training courses, for example in the areas of leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development.

Tilburg University values an open and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity and encourage the mutual integration of groups of employees and students. We focus on creating equal opportunities for all our employees and students, so that everyone feels at home in our university community.

Tilburg University has a lively campus in beautiful green surroundings that is easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution.

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Meer informatie

More information about the vacancy can be obtained from Paul van Veen at 013-4664271 or p.vanveen@tilburguniversity.edu.