Director of Princeton Research Data Service (PRDS)

Posted to IASSIST on: 2018-07-30

Employer: Princeton University Library

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The Director will have overall leadership responsibility for the establishment of a strong collaborative initiative with the campus research community, centered on facilitating access to, managing, stewarding and storing digital research data. The position will be responsible for spearheading the consultation and training service provided by professional research data specialists. It is expected that the Director will be a visible leader, both on campus, nationally, and internationally, and able to continually assess the evolving needs of the campus research community with respect to data management across disciplines, based on trends in the field of practice as well as the requirements of federal funding agencies and publishers. Reporting directly to the University Librarian, the Director will also work closely with the Dean for Research Office (DFR) and Office of Information Technology (OIT) to develop appropriate policies, data repository and storage infrastructure for the University. A Policy Advisory Committee consisting of senior personnel from OIT, the Library, DFR, and faculty from each division, will provide guidance and make appropriate recommendations on matters related to infrastructure, security, privacy, open access, preservation of codes, sensitive data, inter-institutional collaborations, etc.

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation’s service and the service of humanity. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.


 Essential Qualifications

  • Educated to PhD level.
  • 4 or more years of increasingly responsible management and supervisory experience in an academic or research institution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and technical, legal and information policy issues in research data management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the data needs of the academic community.
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining effective partnerships and collaborations.
  • Evidence of significant change management primarily in the definition and introduction of new services that have not been provided in the past.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing technology staff, teams and projects.
  • Evidence of outstanding communication, interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively under conditions of organizational complexity and ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment. 

Archived on: 2018-08-24