Data Management Planning Consultant (2 openings)

Posted to IASSIST on: 2011-08-02

Employer: John Hopkins University

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The Data Management Specialist provides consultative data management planning support to JHU Principal Investigators.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the job:

• Manage inquiries from Principal Investigators for data management planning support. • Provide consultative support to PIs including evaluation of data planning needs, assessing short and long term options and benefits, catering planning to specific granting agency requirements, and editing data management plans. • Track specific scientific domain areas building knowledge and expertise in data types, formats, and needs within domain. • Identify data standards, metadata standards, best practices for data management, etc. to continuously build expertise and improve provision of service. • Maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including their submission, Intellectual Property, and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository selection for deposit. • Proactively collaborate and coordinate with team to plan for data management. • Collaborate with others in the library to effectively communicate services to faculty, researchers, and departments. • Responsible for managing short and long-term communications and relationships with PIs. • Liaise with Executive Director and Chief IT Architect of Data Conservancy.

Additional information: The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and its collections at the John Work Garrett Library, the George Peabody Library, the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room, and the DC Centers. Its primary constituency is the students and faculty in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Carey Business School and the School of Education. A key partner in the academic enterprise, the library is a leader in the innovative application of information technology and has implemented notable diversity and organizational development programs. The Sheridan Libraries are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries is to ‘work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new and promoting existing staff.’ The Libraries prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit

• Masters of Science, Engineering or Library Science. • A minimum of three (3) years combined of library, information technology, informatics, and/or scientific research experience. • Experience working with scientific data management and/or curation preferred. • Experience with one or more components of the research data life cycle: creation, processing, analyzing, preserving, providing access to, and re-using. • Must be self motivated, pro-active, willing to take on new challenges and solve problems with minimal supervision. • Good listener with a high degree of customer orientation. • Superb people skills, strong team-orientation, and professional attitude. • Clear and consistent communicator. • Strong writing skills. • Strong project planning, management, and execution skills. • Demonstrated ability to work with and easily adapt to new technology.

Archived on: 2011-08-15