Junior Research Information Specialist

Updated: 18 days ago

Want to be a game changer? Then join us! 

We are looking for a Junior Research Information Specialist to Aalto University

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and more than 4000 employees of which nearly 400 are professors. Our campuses are in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Aalto University IT Services supports our researchers, teachers, students, and other staff by producing world class services that make their work easier, more flexible, comprehensive and secure regardless of time and location.

Your role

We are looking for an agile problem-solver for the Junior Research Information Specialist position. 

In this role you play an important part in strengthening our data quality processes, and practices. You will be managing research information and turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used for data driven decisions and impact. 

The position is fixed term and ends in the end of January 2022.

What we offer

Aalto University has a strong focus on digitalization, development and enabling new methods of working, discovery, teaching and learning. Working with us, you will get to see and experience the latest developments in the information technology and playing an important part in big changes.

At Aalto, we appreciate our employees’ ideas, capabilities, and willingness to learn and develop. Although you are responsible of your own area of work, we offer you support and coaching when you feel you need it. We offer you an interesting and challenging role within Aalto’s IT Services with plenty of learning and development opportunities. 

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What we are looking for

You are data driven person who can track efficiently and in innovative ways quality errors and security issues and improve data. In this role, you ensure data quality in Aalto University key research information systems (from funding to outputs) as well as developing and maintaining the processes.  You can identify areas for data quality improvements and help to resolve congruent and reliable issues through the error detection and process design. You are capable to focus on high impact areas and ask smart questions and capture innovation potential, security issues and communication impact possibilities. You understand data as a managed strategic asset, and you are familiar with research funding and publicization.

In addition, we appreciate capabilities and experience in

  • Research funding applications and research processes
  • Technical capabilities for SharePoint, Power BI, Microsoft Office, Elsevier's Pure and Data Warehouse 

We are a diverse community from multiple cultural backgrounds. In order to work efficiently in our international environment, you need good social and cooperation skills. You can communicate smoothly in English. Finnish skills are an advantage.

The responsibilities of the position require problem-solving skills and conceptual thinking and working in responsible manner. 

More than anything, you need to be passionate about your field of work and to be enthusiastic on constantly innovating and learning new. You will be working in our strongly developing campus with amazing colleagues and possibilities for professional growth.

Ready to join?

For more information about this position, you can contact Research Intelligence Owner Beatrice Bilcu, on 7.4. at 15.00–16.00, 9.4. at 15.00–16.00 or 13.4. at 15.00–16.00 on tel. +358 50 363 2028 or Head of IT Solutions for Research Juha Juvonen tel. +358 40 508 8140.

Please apply by sending your application via the link below by the 21 April 2021. As we are eager to find the right game changer to join our team, we will start reviewing applications immediately.


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