Research Data Curator

Posted to IASSIST on: 2019-06-24

Employer: Stanford University Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR)

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The Research Data Curator will support the creation and development of a standards-based research data ecosystem and work closely with librarians who acquire research data. The successful candidate will work with librarians and data specialists who will help re-envision the Library’s role within the research data lifecycle and who can respond to and support new research methods being used by Stanford’s research community. The Research Data Curator will help to ensure that Stanford Libraries-acquired collections of qualitative data, quantitative data, text corpora, and software are properly evaluated, structured, described, and accessioned into the Libraries’ digital collections and are made discoverable, accessible and usable for researchers at the University. This position will add value to existing research data services by tying together in a holistic way Stanford Library’s strengths in supporting faculty research grounded in a data lifecycle perspective. This position would actively participate in promoting and incorporating FAIR data principles into our strategic planning.

Education & Experience:

Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries and two or more years of relevant experience in a relevant library setting or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Preferred Education & Experience:

Masters or Ph.D. in information science, data science, or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the broad scope of library operations with ability to understand how their role interacts with the rest of the organization.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and negotiate issues with people from different parts of the library.
  • Ability to identify challenges and opportunities, engage others in their resolution and recommend appropriate courses of action.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate online resources in terms of content quality, functionality and user interface issues.
  • Ability to independently perform complex job functions such as collection management reviews, preparation of major exhibits, developing policies for business practices.
  • Consistent display of strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated bibliographic expertise or basic managerial/supervisory skills.

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