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Rockefeller University Data Services Specialist in New York, New York

Job: IRC28393


Job Title Data Services Specialist

Laboratory / Department Library

Department Description

The mission of Markus Library is to support and enhance the University's research programs and to promote the reputation and influence of the University. Utilizing its own extensive collections in the life sciences that support the research interests of the University, and a wide array of information resources licensed beyond the University, the Library is able to provide the faculty, staff and students scientific information support needed to advance their research goals. Using technology, a variety of collaborative relationships, and networking and outreach activities, the library supports and advances scholarly communication and the advancement of knowledge.

Detailed Description

The Data Services Specialist will be primarily responsible for the development, implementation, outreach, and support of Data Management activities at Rockefeller University. This role encompasses the development and implementation of a robust Data Management service that provides training, support, and assistance throughout the research data life cycle, including creating fundamental infrastructure for an institutional data repository, generalist data repositories such as Dryad (Rockefeller University is a member of Dryad), a data catalog, code related to programmatic access and uploading to various repositories, metadata schema, and ontology for Rockefeller University.Considerable knowledge of Data Management principles, including FAIR data and data sharing, tools available for researchers such as DMP Tool, and changes in the Data Management landscape from the perspective of funders and publishers are required to fulfill essential responsibilities. The Data Services Specialist will be involved in the analysis of research productivity (publications, preprints, etc), and the maintenance of the author publication database. This will include the use of automated processes to create datasets that can be used by both the Library and other members of Rockefeller University. The Data Services Specialist will have a working knowledge of tools such as Python, R, and Tableau. As part of this work the Data Services Specialist will act as the Public Access Compliance Monitor for NIHMS/PMC and will ensure all publications from Rockefeller University of compliant with all federal mandates regarding open access and provide support and guidance for scientists and lab managers and developing training and workshops around this topic. To ensure the Library is able to provide the most relevant content and platforms to the Rockefeller University community the Data Services Specialist will participate in the embedded librarian program the Library is launching. The Data Services Specialist will attend the meetings of various labs in the Rockefeller University community, become familiar with projects underway in the various labs, and act as a direct liaison and point of contact for those labs. The Data Services Specialist will also take part in coordinating or providing training on the various platforms offered by the Library e.g. Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed, Scifinder, Pharmaprojects, Datacite, Endnote, and Zotero. This encompasses developing and maintaining libguides relating to the various platforms, developing training sessions, providing group or one on one assistance, identifying new and relevant platforms to better serve the Rockefeller University community, producing emails/blog posts to update the Rockefeller University community on Library products and services, and assisting in the generation of reading lists for various on-campus seminar/lecture series. This position would be ideal for someone interested in issues around data, data reuse and sharing, research productivity, open science, and open access.

Job Requirements

Master's Degree and educational emphasis in library/information science or another relevant advanced degree with experience in data management, scholarly communication, or the research lifecycle required; Ph.D. degree is preferred. Must have experience using current data management standards and best practices, data repository systems. Robust Microsoft Office suite, WordPress, Endnote/Zotero skills, required. Experience with scripting and programming languages (PHP, Perl, Python, R, etc.), preferred. Knowledge of metadata standards and other formats used in research (e.g., Dublin Core, DDI, ORCID, DOI) and knowledge of copyright and licensing issues related to data deposit and sharing is required. Must be familiar with data repository systems, experience in biological data repositories (e.g., GRO, SRA), preferred. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills, required. Must be detail-oriented, work quickly and independently, and have practical project management skills and time management skills. Experience working with biomedical and health sciences researchers, emphasizing informatics, scientific research, or managing research data, is preferred. Must be able to provide training on various platforms offered by the Library. Considerable knowledge of data management principles, including FAIR data and data sharing, tools available for researchers such as DMP Tool, and changes in the data management landscape from the perspective of funders and publishers are required to fulfill essential responsibilities.

Additional Details

This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans