Research Data Management Service Lead, UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is seeking a collaborative and inclusive Research Data Management (RDM) Service Lead whose principal role will be to oversee the RDM Program, which has university-wide scope to provide tools, consulting, and education to researchers across campus who are working with data. The RDM Program is a partnership between the University Library and Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL).

Working collaboratively with a diverse team of experts from multiple campus departments, the RDM Lead ensures the effective design, coordination, and delivery of the Program’s services, initiatives and projects. They are a campus resource on local, national and international RDM developments and activities and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction.

The RDM Program Service Lead works at the intersection of high priority initiatives that have campus-wide impact on research and scholarship. UC Berkeley’s mature yet innovative RDM Program is founded on a strong partnership between the Library and Research IT, and our programmatic approach to consultation has built trust with our research community. Because of our holistic approach to service assessment, development and measurement, we have helped the campus enhance existing services and develop new capabilities needed by our diverse research community. We are especially engaged in developing new services for researchers working with sensitive and restricted data.

For more information, including responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please see our job posting for more information.


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.

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