TU Delft

Data manager

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Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The position is located within the department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRS). We seek to advance the understanding of dynamic processes on—and human interaction with—Earth, with a focus on geodesy and atmospheric sciences. The approach is based on the development of observation technology as well as the modelling of processes. Our ambition is to create an interdisciplinary research environment in which scientific staff and students explore, learn, and teach. GRS (with about 110 staff members of which 25 faculty staff) conducts a research programme in the disciplines of geodesy, remote sensing, data science, earth-oriented space research, and climate and atmospheric sciences. It focuses on the interrelation between new observational techniques and applications in engineering and geosciences, including the development of space-borne, airborne, and ground-based methods and models. The department has an internationally leading role in research related to 2D and 3D surveying, geodesy, satellite remote sensing, natural hazards, geodynamics and climate studies.

GRS is one of the 7 departments within the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) The Faculty is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology and delta technology. The research covers global social issues and is closely connected to education as well as the work of a wide range of knowledge institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to realise these goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice.

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We are looking for an experienced Data Manager to oversee the development and use of data systems at TU Delft for the Ruisdael Observatory.

The Ruisdael Observatory is a recently established national atmospheric measurement platform which combines in-situ measurement and advanced ground-based remote sensing at multiple locations in the Netherlands (Cabauw, the city of Rotterdam, the forested area of Loobos and the coastal area around Lutjewad). The observatory also operates a mobile platform including a wide variety of sensors and remote sensing devices.

Your main mission will be to ensure that information flows timely and securely from the different sensors in Cabauw, Delft, Rotterdam and Lutjewad to TU Delft and from there, to individual users and larger data centers such as the national Ruisdael data center at KNMI and the European Actris data center.


• Devise and implement efficient solutions for data collection, storage and management in relation to the national Ruisdael observatory for atmospheric sciences and the European Actris data center (including measurement campaigns).

• Coordinate efforts with the national (Ruisdael) and European (Actris) data centers.

• Establish rules and procedures for secure data transfer, sharing and handling.

• Assist and support staff members in their daily use of data systems.

• Handle requests for information and data access from project partners and external users.

• Ensure all data are secured and protected from potential breaches or malicious attackers.

• Monitor the data systems to evaluate their performance, detect outages and ensure the highest possible data availability and quality.

• Write documentation and reports for all available datasets, products and protocols.

• Design and setup a webpage for visualizing the latest acquired data.

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The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of IT systems and databases, be tech-savvy, detail-oriented and possess excellent troubleshooting skills.

• Data management – a proven track-record in data management and system administration.

• IT and database – experience in working with modern IT systems and databases. Proficient at processing, storing and analyzing large amounts of data.

• Programming – Familiar with Python, the linux operating system and the setup of web pages.

• Problem-solving – ability to identify and troubleshoot problems.

• Analytical thinking – ability to critically analyze data, see patterns and pay attention to details.

• Communication – excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch.


TU Delft offers:

• A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

• An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.

• The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.

• Discount with health insurers.

• Flexible working week.

• Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.

• Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.

• Partially paid parental leave

• Attention for working healthy and energetically with the Health Coach Program.

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For more information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Marc Schleiss, Assistant Professor (m.a.schleiss@tudelft.nl). To apply, please send a detailed CV, along with a short letter of motivation compiled into a single pdf file named 'CiTG20.37_YourLastname.pdf by June 12, 2020 to recruitment-citg@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CiTG20.37. Please note that applications will not be processed if all documents required are not compiled into a single pdf document.

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Uren per week: 36-40 uur per week

Salaris: € 2.579,- tot € 4.274,- per maand


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