Data Services Research Consultant

Posted to IASSIST on: 2011-11-16

Employer: George Mason University Libraries

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The George Mason University Libraries seeks a Data Services Research Consultant. This position reports to the head of the Data Services Group (DSG). Duties include supporting the technologies and initiatives for the DSG by providing instruction, technical support, consulting, user support, and training in relative applications, tools and methods to faculty, staff and students; maintaining the Data Services Lab and its components; and providing expertise and technical support for data research projects and statistical and/or geospatial data applications.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding and demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, NVivo) and manipulating data sets; the ability to provide instruction, training, support as well as develop and produce help documentation for research and instruction; the capacity to work collaboratively with members of the DSG, library colleagues, and the university community; research library experience; experience with managing projects and meeting deadlines and the ability to prioritize multiple projects; and an awareness of current trends in data services and excellent communication skills.

Required Qualifications: Experience working with faculty, students and staff in an academic library or university setting; and demonstrable technology skills and excellent communication skills. Proven experience using a statistical software package; and a master’s degree in the social sciences, geosciences, information science, statistics or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in quantitative social sciences research or related discipline; knowledge of SQL databases (e.g., MySQL) and experience with HTML/XML; facility with Perl, Ruby, Python or other relevant programming languages; and experience with statistical analysis, methodology and project data management.

Archived on: 2011-12-21