FAIR Data Officer (m_f)

Part time (20 h/week) | limited until December 2022

Technische Universität Wien, generally referred to as TU Wien, is located in the heart of Europe, a place where one can experience cultural diversity and international life. Research, teaching and learning have been conducted here in the service of progress for 200 years. TU Wien is amongst Europe’s most successful universities of technology and, with over 30,000 students and a staff of about 5,200, is Austria’s largest scientific and engineering research and education institution.
In the Department Center for Research Data Management, a multidisciplinary and centrally located contact point at the TU Wien, we are looking for an immediate reinforcement for the following field of activity.
This position is part of a tender within the framework of the BMBWF (Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research) funded call "Digital and Social Transformation in Higher Education" for the funded project "FAIR Data Austria", which is carried out within the cluster "Research Data".
The project "FAIR Data Austria" contributes to strengthening the knowledge transfer between universities, economy and society and supports the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The practical application of the FAIR principles is crucial in scientific processes, both in the construction of digital infrastructures and in the development of training and support services. The connection to the global GO FAIR initiative plays a major role in this context. 


  • Implementation of a GO FAIR National Office
  • Participation in the establishment of an Austria-wide GO FAIR support team
  • Establishing contacts with relevant initiatives and bodies in Austria (research institutions, funding bodies, ministries, industry, etc.)
  • Implementation of a local FAIR reference point at the TU Wien
  • Exchange with the GO FAIR International Support & Coordination Office (GFISCO) and other GO FAIR National Offices
  • Collaboration in selected GO FAIR Implementation Networks and support of national Implementation Networks in Austria
  • Presentations at and organisation of relevant information events, seminars and workshops
  • Design and implementation of a communication strategy with relevant stakeholders including IT services
  • Participation in administrative tasks of the Center for Research Data Management (preparation of reports, evaluations, etc.)

Your profile:

  • University degree (Dipl.-Ing., Master, PhD)
  • Passionate about Open Science topics, experience with research data management and (machine-actionable) tools an advantage
  • Experience with consulting activities and in dealing with researchers from different disciplines
  • Organisational and communication skills, flexibility, creativity and independence
  • Integrative, open personality, high ability to work in a team
  • Good command of English and German is required

We offer:

  • International working environment
  • Interesting and varied tasks at the biggest technical university in Austria
  • Work in a dynamic and constantly developing area
  • Diverse and exciting field of activity
  • Broad range of internal and external training opportunities and flexible working hours
  • Central location and good accessibility (U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz)
TU Wien is committed to increase female employment in leading scientific positions. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university (contact: gerhard.neustaetter@tuwien.ac.at)
Remuneration shall be based on the minimum remuneration for salary group IVa and shall amount to at least EUR 1.336,55 gross/month for weekly employment of 20 hours. (14 x per year).

We look forward to receiving your application up to 16.04.2020.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Carmen Keck | T: +43 1 588 01 406201
Here you can find also relevant information about the application process.
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Furthermore, please note that applicants will not normally be reimbursed for travel costs incurred in connection with this admission process.
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