Research Data Librarian

at Tufts University (view profile)
Published October 27, 2022
Location Medford, Massachusetts
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://jobs.tufts.edu/jobs/18035?lang=en-us
Education Requirements Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Master’s degree with significant academic experience in use and analysis of quantitative or scientific data, OR a Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $65000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $80000
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Twitter Handle @tischlibrary @tuftsuniversity

Description

The Research Data Librarian supports a range of services related to accessing, using, and managing quantitative and other types of scientific data. This position works with student, faculty, and staff users and producers of data, and helps to identify, develop, implement, and assess data services to meet the needs of the Tufts community. The Research Data Librarian will perform the below functions:

  • Provides outreach, consultation, and instruction in various modalities on topics such as finding and accessing particular types of data, using software and tools for working with data (e.g., Python, R, OpenRefine), preparing data for analysis, and managing and publishing data.
  • Fosters relationships with departments, research institutes or centers, and laboratories in order to maximize support across campus, including for the creation of data management plans for grant proposals.
  • Actively contributes to and promotes data curation services in Tufts repositories, as well as in disciplinary data repositories.

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Master’s degree with significant academic experience in use and analysis of quantitative or scientific data, OR a Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of foundational research data management principles and best practices, with a particular focus on the research data lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in research data.
  • Familiarity with one or more applications for working with data (e.g., Python, R, OpenRefine, or others).
  • Instructional experience with a range of constituents.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and teamwork facilitation.
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of partners, including technical experts, and those with limited technical knowledge.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.
  • Desire to learn about patron needs, recommend solutions to continuously improve library service, and create a compelling, holistic experience of the library.
  • Interest in and willingness to adopt the Tisch Library values of Community, Curiosity & Learning, Openness, and Social Justice.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of demonstrated experience developing and/or implementing policies, procedures, or best practices for research data management services.
  • Experience providing instruction to others in data curation.
  • Academic and/or professional experience with data analysis, data visualization, or computational approaches to the humanities or social sciences.