Research Data Management Services Coordinator

at University of Alberta Libraries (view profile)
Location Edmonton, Canada
Date Posted April 6, 2018
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Twitter Handle @UALibraries


University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) seeks an enthusiastic professional who is ready to lead a growing suite of research data management services at one of Canada’s great research institutions. UAL endeavors to actively support and help shape scholarly communications, higher education and the research enterprise. For more information, please visit our website at

The University of Alberta Libraries is a leading research library in Canada, offering a broad range of user relevant services. These services are complemented by an impressive collection of physical and digital assets as managed by talented, highly engaged teams. The Libraries enjoy many relationships with other libraries and the broader research community. UAL is actively involved in partnerships such as the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage National Data Network, Consortia for Advancing Standards in Research Administrative Information (CASRAI), Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), and the Canadian ORCID Consortium.

Reporting to the Head, Digital Repository and Research Data Management Services in the Digital Initiatives Unit, and working within a team-oriented environment, the Research Data Management Services Coordinator will participate in and help shape all phases of the planning and development of a wide range of research data management initiatives, including proposal development, project plans, workflow coordination, quality assessment, training, and communications. The incumbent works closely with a very strong technical and professional cohort, and together, will support ventures across the full spectrum of the Libraries’ research data initiatives, including new and emerging areas driven by digital scholarship and data-driven research. The Coordinator will consult with key campus stakeholders to advance high-quality Research Data Management practices and policy development and will advise the Library on major trends on campus, nationally, and internationally that will require strategic and organizational response and/or introduce opportunities for service. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment that is filled with challenge, change, and opportunity for professional growth.

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