Research Data Archivist

Posted to IASSIST on: 2018-11-05

Employer: Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina

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The primary purpose of this position is to: 1) execute standards-based data management and curation workflows for [UNC]{.caps} and external agreements and contracts; 2) establish training programs that support researchers’ adoption of data management best practices as part of normative research practice; 3) increase awareness of Odum Institute Data Archive tools and services; 4) expand research data archival collections through solicitations to local and external producers of social science data meeting the criteria of the collections development policy; and 5) make significant research and development contributions to the data archives profession to help improve the practice of data curation.

  • Advanced degree in information and library sciences ([MSIS]{.caps}/[MLIS]{.caps}) with coursework in digital archives, or related combination of graduate-level education and experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in various statistical software packages to include Stata, R, and [SPSS]{.caps}, with a strong willingness and aptitude for gaining mastery of other complex programming languages and code
  • Experience in executing data curation and management workflows in accordance with established standards and best practice
  • In-depth knowledge of current issues in the scientific publishing, Open Science, and discourses on reproducible research

The position requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a data archives or in the capacity of a data management/curation professional, with at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. The candidate must possess comprehensive applied knowledge of data management and curation in the context of the research lifecycle as it applies to a variety of disciplinary domains. Knowledge should include the application of data management and curation best practices during research project design, data collection, data analysis, and data sharing, with expertise in prevailing data archiving standards.

The candidate must have experience developing and providing data management training to audiences of varying knowledge, diverse backgrounds, and different levels of ability. The ability to communicate data management and curation concepts verbally and in written form to various audiences and individuals is required.

Archived on: 2018-11-05