Data Services Specialist

at Bucknell University (view profile)
Location Lewisburg, PA, Pennsylvania
Date Posted January 17, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here http://careers.bucknell.edu/cw/en-us/job/496207/data-services-specialist
Twitter Handle BucknellLIT

Description

Bucknell University seeks to hire a Data Services Specialist within Library & Information Technology (L&IT). Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Research Services and Information Literacy, the Data Services Specialist provides comprehensive data services in support of the University’s teaching, learning, and research needs. In this newly created position, the Data Services Specialist will be responsible for designing services and programs to support research data management and data literacy, as well as developing policies and procedures for data curation, sharing, and reuse at Bucknell. As part of the Research Services team, this position will provide instructional and research support for students, faculty, and staff, working closely with data-intensive courses, assignments, and research projects across the disciplines. Additionally, this position will work closely with the Director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship to help support Library & IT’s robust programs in GIS and digital scholarship across the University. We seek candidates who embrace flexibility and a willingness to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs.

This is a full time, 12-month, exempt, benefits eligible position. To view the full posting and apply, please visit: http://careers.bucknell.edu/cw/en-us/job/496207/data-services-specialist

Job Duties:
- Partners with students, faculty, and academic staff to support data-intensive courses, assignments, and research projects across the university
- Provides support for use of statistical software packages, such as: SPSS, Stata, R, SAS, Nvivo
- Designs services and programs to support data literacy for undergraduate students
- Designs services and programs to support research data management across disciplines
- Consults with faculty and other campus partners on the development of data management plans for grant applications
- Works with appropriate university constituents to develop policies and procedures for data curation, sharing, and reuse at Bucknell
- Performs outreach to increase awareness of data services and resources provided by the library
- Possibility of liaison duties with one or more academic departments, based on experience and institutional needs

Minimum Qualifications:
- Master's degree plus two (2) years of experience OR bachelor's degree plus 5 years of experience in data analysis, data management, and/or data curation
- Demonstrated experience with one or more statistical software packages, such as: SPSS, Stata, R, SAS, Nvivo
- Ability to provide reference and instruction services across disciplines
- Understanding of trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle, including creation, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data
- Demonstrated experience with writing and implementing data management plans
- Knowledge of federal, open, and proprietary data resources
- Flexibility and willingness to expand or shift range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other Library & IT staff, students, faculty, and staff
- We seek a candidate whose experience and expertise will contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:
- Strong interest in working with undergraduate students
- Familiarity with GIS-related software, such as: ArcGIS or QGIS

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