• Position

    Professional service

  • Visible since

    Tuesday, 3 May 2022

  • Deadline

    Sunday, 29 May 2022

  • Hours


  • Reference


Your role


As Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), we provide research support to Faculty, PhD candidates and professional staff at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). Our support services safeguard the institutional duties of care as stipulated by the Dutch Code of Conduct for Research Integrity and are progressively geared towards open science norms and practices.

As our Research Information Officer (RIO), your overall aim is to help us to strengthen and sharpen our support capabilities in a data-driven way. Your responsibilities include:

1)      Data input and validation

You’re the key user responsible for the maintenance of ERIM’s research output and activities data in Pure, the Research Information System (RIS) of EUR. Because you’re the Pure main contact person, you support ERIM members with keeping their information up to date and accurate. You also organise training sessions for new and existing ERIM members so they can learn to use Pure efficiently and effectively

2)      Data extraction

As needed, you extract information from Pure – and other systems in use at Erasmus University (EUR) including Scopus/SciVal, Web of Science, Altmetric and Dimensions.ai – to retrieve and combine data about our researchers for a wide range of applications. Think about research performance evaluation, diversity and inclusion studies, internationalisation, and societal reach and impact.

3)      Data analyses

After you’ve extracted the data, you analyse it using business intelligence and data science approaches. The analyses may be standardised (e.g. annual reporting) or request-driven, which requires customised data analytics. Which you can do because you’re great at it!

4)      Data presentation

You produce static and interactive visualisations as needed that contextualise your analyses to a broad audience, consisting mostly of policy makers, faculty and support staff.

In addition to the above responsibilities, you contribute to the Pure and Research Intelligence networks at EUR and act as a representative of ERIM’s founding schools (i.e. RSM and ESE).  

Your main tasks

As research information officer, we expect you to:

·       support the collection, provision and analysis of accurate, timely and high-quality data of ERIM researchers and their research output;

·       input data into the faculty management systems, proactively review and verify the data and resolve issues as required;

·       monitor and maintain the integrity of data held within Pure by ensuring the timely validation of research output;

·       work closely with various internal stakeholders, such as researchers, University Library, policy officers, communication officers and management teams;

·       play a vital role in demonstrating the academic and societal impact of our research;

·       fulfil the reporting requirements of our accreditation agencies, assessment protocols and external funders;

·       proactively propose and implement projects and activities that lead to enhanced research information reporting and research intelligence services; and

·       provide training on Pure and other ERIM information systems to the users in ERIM’s research community.

Required qualifications


You’re eligible for this role if you can demonstrate:

  • an academic educational level (MSc or PhD in Data Science or related discipline);
  • a broad understanding of the research life cycle, specifically the relationships between publishing, registering research output and recognition and rewards;
  • a broad understanding of techniques and data sources for the quantitative evaluation of scholarships; and
  • a good command of the Dutch and English language, both spoken and written.

Your required competencies

We strongly encourage you to apply for this role if you:


  • are an outstanding and driven data scientist with an educational background (MSc, PhD) in data science or a related discipline;
  • have experience in data engineering: linking, extracting and crosschecking data from multiple data sets and a demonstrable ability to maintain, analyse and present data sets professionally;
  • can build on your expertise in research intelligence tools such as SciVal, Pure, InCites, Web of Science, VOSviewer and Altmetric to inform key research performance assessment decisions;
  • have excellent technical skills in PowerBI , Tableau or other business intelligence platforms. Experience with Python and/or R along with data cleaning tools like OpenRefine would be preferable;
  • are a proactive problem-solver with strategy and project management skills (Prince2 and/or SCRUM) experience preferably within an academic environment;
  • are a results-oriented, analytical and sociable team player, with strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills;
  • can interact with various offices, and build, maintain and manage a network of stakeholders across and connected to RSM, ESE, ERIM and EUR; and

can work independently and in a team, with a hands-on and pro-active attitude and keep a sharp eye out for detail.

We offer

We offer a full-time contract, originally for a period of 12 months, with the possibility for a permanent contract upon satisfactory performance. We operate a hybrid work model; you get the freedom to choose which days you work virtually and which days you work at our vibrant campus. As our RIO, you join an international and interdisciplinary team of committed and enthusiastic research support professionals.

The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). https://www.universiteitenvannederland.nl/files/documenten/CAO/2021/CLA_Universities_Netherlands_2021_2022.pdf

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 2,846 gross per month and up to a maximum of € 4,490 gross per month (scale 10 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

Erasmus University has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a considerate amount of vacation days. More information is available at https://www.eur.nl/en/working/our-employer-vision/employment-conditions


Training and career development opportunities:

EUR offers all employees an annual personal career budget which can be used to advance your skills and competences. There are lots of training, development, and coaching opportunities at EUR too.


Further information about this vacancy can be obtained from Dr Chrysoula Papacharalampou, ERIM’s Executive Director, via papacharalampou@rsm.nl.

Please submit your application, including CV and cover letter, before Monday 30 May 2022.

About RSM

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China. www.rsm.nl

RSM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.