.An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and adaptable team leader for Oxford’s Research Support Services team within IT Services. As the lead for the team, the postholder will provide leadership and mentoring to a small team of Research Technology Specialists providing digital research consultancy, support and expertise to researchers across the four divisions of the University. The postholder will operate in four main capacities:
• Lead, manage, and develop the RSS team to ensure that researchers are provided with access to a high standard of specialist technical advice, support and guidance in digital research methods and approaches.
• Engage with researchers and other stakeholders across the University to understand research priorities, and work with the RSS team and other colleagues within the University to plan and deliver responses that ensure researchers have the tools they need to support them throughout the research lifecycle;
• Working with the Head of Research Computing & Support Services to develop and lead projects to deliver new or enhanced capabilities for digital research to the research community;
• Using your background in digital research methods, provide technical advice and hands on support to researchers individually or in collaboration with other RSS team members or technology/subject matter specialists in the wider University;
It is anticipated that the postholder will be able to develop effective relationships with colleagues, researchers and specialists at all levels within the University, and able to draw on a broad range of knowledge to understand, and tackle, the challenges related to effective collection, management, and use of research data in advancing the world leading research taking place at the University.
The position will be crucial in developing and growing a key research capability at the University of Oxford and provides an exciting opportunity for someone seeking to develop their career in technology and team leadership.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 25 October 2018.