Research analyst/patent spe­ci­a­list for Research Portal Denmark - IT Service (AIT)

We’re looking for an experienced research analyst/patent specialist, to join the team behind Research Portal Denmark, the developing national infrastructure with a growing array of databases facilitating open and robust overviews, insights, and analyses of Danish research.

Are you experienced in data analysis and scientometrics in the research context? Are you proficient in the realm of patents and adept at navigating patent databases? Are you dedicated to comprehending and measuring innovation as it relates to research activities? Does the prospect of developing open research information infrastructures excite you, especially when it involves collaboration with peers and parallel initiatives in Denmark and globally? - Then do consider applying for this new position at Research Portal Denmark, produced by the NORA-team at DTU for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Research Portal Denmark is already available as a partial prototype that will be further expanded and developed the coming years: 

  • Our databases are to be expanded to cover not only publications but also funders and grants, patents, research data sets, clinical trials, policy papers – and the links between these objects.
  • Our retrieval systems and analytical tools are to be further developed wrt. capacity and usability.
  • We’re to deepen our collaboration with our stakeholders and data providers and further develop our collaboration with similar infrastructures in other countries.

We are NORA, National Open Research Analytics, a unit of the DTU IT-Service, dedicated to the Research Portal Denmark. We are a small team of 5 information specialists/data analysts (including you) and 5 IT developers/devops. We’re a highly dedicated, hardworking, and fun-loving team, always wanting to learn and do more. We are located at Risø, together with DTU Research-IT and several of the large national data and supercomputing infrastructures. Normally, we work 3 days a week at Risø and 2 days from home. You’ll be working with a multinational team and with collaboration partners internationally with English as your primary language – but understanding Danish will be an advantage.

You will work with many aspects of the research area's metadata universe. You'll get involved in, among other things: 

  • Patent specific tasks 
  • Quality assurance in connection with the ongoing import of data to the research portal's many databases 
  • Prepare data analyses, e.g. of coverage, data quality, utilization potentials 
  • Further develop the search systems' functionality, user-friendliness and user dialogue
  • Develop/improve analytical dashboards and reports
  • Design of new concepts as the portal expands in terms of data and tasks

You have a relevant academic degree and solid experience with patents and patents databases. Furthermore, we also hope that you have experience with:

  • Research analyses based on global citation databases and preferably other tools in the field.
  • Bibliometric data and indicators - opportunities, limitations, structures 
  • Datasets, grants, clinical trials, policy papers
  • Persistent Identifiers, PIDs, on the web – potentials and challenges
  • Translating from "user language" to "technician language" – and vice versa
  • Last but not least, you are up to date on what is happening within the research analytical area, especially related to new (open) sources, new needs, new services, new players.

We do not expect you to know everything when you start, but that you are a quick learner, committed and not least have the desire to familiarize yourself with new areas. Of course, we make sure that you get a good start in the team's tasks. 

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) or other relevant collective agreement. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union.

The position is an average of 37 hours per week and the place of work is DTU Risø, Roskilde Campus.

 We expect you to be able to start in February-March 2024 (as mutually agreed).

Application and contact

Please submit your online application no later than 28 November 2023. Open the “Apply” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Karen Hytteballe Ibanez / 9351 1902 or Mogens Sandfær / 2040 2074.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people

DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Publiceret: 13. november 2023


Location Roskilde