Initially a part-time role (50%)

Based in Europe, preferably in Cologne, although we are open to a Europe based home working arrangement. The GRID team is currently working from Cologne, Germany, London, UK and Aalborg, Denmark.

Do you love working with metadata? Are you passionate about getting data right? Keen to work with a diverse range of nitty-gritty data details and keep track of how it fits with actual use by other systems or users? If so, this role might be for you. Digital Science is seeking a talented curation manager as part of our curation team.

The curation team acts as back office for curation tasks for GRID as well as Dimensions, in collaboration with an external team of curators.  It’s a hands-on role where you will be digging into metadata details, and work with the processes for getting the data just right. In the job you will be handling GRID support tickets directly from end-users, specifying and managing the curation process as executed by the external curators.  Overall tasks in relation to quality assurance of data in GRID and Dimensions.

Key tasks & responsibilities

  • Project management of curation tasks for GRID and Dimensions
  • Active member of curation back-office
  • Designing curation processes
  • Preparing data for disambiguation of names, institutions and other entities
  • Provide input to policies for GRID, and data elements in Dimensions
  • Identifying data for correction
  • Handling GRID support tasks

Key skills & Experiences

  • General understanding of library science, information management or related area of research data and knowledge management
  • Understanding the importance of structured metadata for system interoperability
  • Familiarity with research software products and solutions an advantage but not a prerequisite
  • Focused and methodical

We value a start-up environment with emphasis on innovation, initiative, and energy.  We offer flexible working arrangements, and the ability to get involved in making a difference.

About Digital Science

Digital Science is a technology company working to make research more efficient. It invests in, nurtures and supports innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open and effective. The portfolio includes admired brands including Altmetric, Dimensions, Figshare, ReadCube, Symplectic, IFI Claims, GRID, Overleaf, Labguru, BioRAFT, PeerWith, TetraScience and Transcriptic.

About GRID

Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) is Digital Science’s catalogue of the world’s research organisations.  It comprises of a worldwide collection of institutes associated with academic research. The institutes contained are distinguished by a unique identifier, GRID ID. Each unique GRID record also contains relevant metadata, as well as relationships between associated institutes.  For more information visit https://www.grid.ac/.

About Dimensions

With Dimensions, Digital Science launched an innovative research data and tool infrastructure, broadening the view of the research landscape after decades of focus on the publication / citation complex. The guiding principle, to deliver context, was to take different data sets out of their silos to create a heavily interlinked overarching dataset that described the whole research lifecycle: from funding input (grants), through research outputs (publications) and translation / application of research results (clinical trials, patents), to attention (altmetric and citations) and finally to policy-level impact (mentions of research results in policy papers).  Dimensions use GRID as an authoritative organisational input source.

In total, Dimensions today contains more than 128 million documents with more than 4 billion connections between these records. For more information please visit https://dimensions.ai or try the free version of the Dimensions app at https://app.dimensions.ai.