Scholarly Communications Librarian (Research Data)

Student and Library Services

As Scholarly Communications Librarian you will be responsible for providing specialist professional expertise to deliver a major area of the University Library’s support for Learning and Research including service planning and development.

Your knowledge of relevant information standards will ensure efficient and effective discovery, access, interoperability, automation, and sharing of research data and you will enable, monitor, and report on compliance with internal University policy and externally set requirements.

We are looking for a dynamic professional whose proven professional practice encompasses a working knowledge of current issues associated with research data management enabling the creation of researcher focused services offering seamless scholarly workflows to enable data registration deposit and publication through the research cycle. You will also have the ability to supervise, inspire and motivate others, developing and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues across the service, University and with external stakeholders where relevant.

The University Library ( exists to support the University’s mission to create and apply knowledge for the benefit of individuals, communities and the economy, and achieves this by actively supporting excellence in learning, teaching and research across Northumbria as part of the University Strategy and Vision.

Awarded the UK Government Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation since 2010,the University Library as a successful track record and continues to develop innovative customer-focused services.

Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, regularly named best UK city for students, Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK, attracting more than 29,000 students from 131countries.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kathryn Smith, University Librarian +44 (0)191 243 7970 email:

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically request in the Role Description and Person Specification.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

Please note this vacancy will close on 28/02/2020