Data Librarian (f/m/d)

Open for Employee Referral
Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date: 
As soon as possible


CEU Library seeks a service-oriented, collaborative, and innovative colleague to lead the development of data-related services that support CEU researchers.


Working as part of the library’s Scholarly Communication team and in close consultation with the Academic Cooperation and Research Office (ACRO) and the Ethical Research Committee, the Data Librarian will develop policies and sustainable services to manage data produced by CEU researchers over the intended data lifecycle. The librarian will engage with researchers across campus and with partners around the world, to develop a data publishing model for shared access that emphasizes FAIR data principles in support of Open Science; assist researchers in developing data management plans; and provide consultation services for faculty and students on data-related issues and challenges arising from their research.

This position will be based in Vienna.


Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop policies and services to support the collection, description, ingest, management, and long-term preservation of datasets and their metadata, while meeting the requirements of funding agencies and publishers
  • Facilitate Open Access to research data and other products of research.
  • Establish processes and develop specific guidelines for best practices in research data management that observe FAIR data (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of digital assets) principles.
  • Leverage and improve community services and tools that support data management and Open Science.
  • Consult with researchers about data management strategies, including writing data management plans and supporting their implementation.
  • Advise researchers on the social, ethical, and technical issues surrounding data produced while conducting research.
  • Promote data services and educate colleagues in the library and the larger campus community.
  • Stay abreast of trends, developments and best practices for data management and sharing throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Engage with partners in the Austrian library community, as well as other organizations like CIVICA and the Open Society University Network (OSUN).
  • Represent CEU with external partners in relation to networks like CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences, and the Open Society University Network (OSUN) .


Your skills and qualifications:

  • University degree in Library Science or in a relevant field of study.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in data management or scholarly communication.
  • Knowledge and experience with the research lifecycle sufficient to provide expert advisory services to junior scholars and top researchers in their field.
  • Enthusiasm for Open Science and providing quality services.
  • Ability to work across campus units and lead projects to completion.
  • Equally comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent English-language communication skills, spoken and written.


What CEU offers:

  • International environment
  • Modern office space, easily accessible, opportunity to work from home (2 days/week)
  • Salary supplement for meals
  • Employer contributions to Resaver private pension plan
  • Family support scheme
  • In-house opportunities for job related trainings and workshops


We offer a competitive salary starting from gross 42 000 EUR/year. A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate’s working experience.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • Cover letter
  • CV


Please send your completed application packageto: including the job code in the subject line: 2023/032.

CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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