The University of Cambridge is a highly research-intensive university, with 93% of research in the recent REF submissions rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Cambridge University Libraries support this research through expert advice, services and extensive print and electronic collections. The work of the Data Analyst will underpin decisions around library services and collections.

The Data Analyst will be responsible for collecting, analysing and presenting a wide range of data (including financial, collections and publishing data) and analytics from diverse sources.

They will develop dashboards and visualisations and write reports to support planning and evidence-based decision-making relating to services and collections offered by Cambridge University Libraries.

This will involve an understanding of strategic and operational priorities, University commitments relating to open research and the responsible use of metrics, legal frameworks such as data protection, freedom of information and competition law, and relevant technical standards and technologies.

The post holder will be managed by the Head of Open Research Services and work with colleagues across the Academic Services Directorate.

This post is for a fixed term of 2 years in the first instance, however we would welcome applications from those wishing to undertake this as a secondment opportunity.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to:Niamh Tumelty, Head of Open Research Services at

The closing date for the application is 26 June 2022.

Interviews will take place on 04 July 2022.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.