Posted to IASSIST on: 2022-10-17
Employer: Qualitative Data Repository
Employer URL: https://qdr.syr.edu/
Postdoctoral Scholar in Data Ethics and Research Openness
We re-opened our search for a QDR postdoc, this time more aligned with the academic job cycle. Moreover, we were able to convince Syracuse University to allows us to hire remotely for this position, which will hopefully make it more attractive to a diverse group of candidates.
We are very excited that, for the first time, the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR, qdr.syr.edu) is in a position to hire a postdoctoral fellow. We are looking for someone to work with us for two years on a broad range of topics related to sharing qualitative data and making qualitative and multi-method research transparent. The position is open to researchers in the social sciences, broadly construed, as well as the information sciences. More than a specific disciplinary profile, we are looking for someone passionate in advancing research about open science and related questions.
This would be a great position for anyone with a recent LIS PhD or wanting to work in a LIS-adjacent position with a recent social science PhD. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested in your networks or post on social media. Please note that, different from previous postings, this position no longer requires the postdoc to be in residence at Syracuse University.
Job # 076183
Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar in Data Ethics and Research Openness
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range $50,500 with standard benefit
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours As determined by supervisor.
Job Type Full-time
Rank Post Doc
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR), hosted by the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, invites applications for a two-year position, “Postdoctoral Scholar in Data Ethics and Research Openness”, to begin in or after January 2023. QDR is an open repository dedicated to the curation, preservation, and publication of data generated through qualitative and multi-method research. Funded by the National Science Foundation, various private funders, and Syracuse University, QDR is active in many disciplines in the social, behavioral, health, and education sciences. It is one of a few social science domain repositories in the United States to be certified by CoreTrustSeal as a “trusted data repository.” QDR’s primary missions are encouraging and empowering individual scholars and research teams to share their qualitative data; building infrastructure to enhance the openness of qualitative research; and fomenting institutional change to advance the sharing of qualitative research data. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be fully integrated into the intellectual life of the repository. As a core part of the QDR team, the Postdoctoral Scholar will be invited to help envision, organize, and participate in workshops and other events related to QDR’s ongoing research projects; and to contribute to presentations on project activities in various professional venues. These activities will expand the Postdoctoral Scholar’s professional network and raise their profile in relevant fields. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also be integrated into QDR’s ongoing fundraising activities, and will gain experience researching, preparing, and submitting initial and final grant proposals to a range of funders. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also be invited to contribute to publications related to their activities as appropriate, bolstering their body of scholarly work. More generally, the Postdoctoral Scholar will support QDR’s multi-faceted sustainability initiatives and its emerging revenue streams relating to annotating and verifying research, working with sensitive research data, and teaching with data. QDR has a strong track record of mentoring junior scholars and is committed to helping prepare the Postdoctoral Scholar for the next stage of their career. The Postdoctoral Scholar’s mentoring team will include QDR’s Director and Associate Director.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in information science, a social science, or another relevant discipline in hand by the time of appointment, or verifiable plans for completing all requirements for the degree by the month in which they begin the position. They should also have some knowledge of and experience with data ethics, human participant protection, and/or the use of data in research transparency, reproducibility, and pedagogy.
Job Specific Qualifications
- A strong background in information science and/or social science
- A strong interest in qualitative data and research methods, open science, and research evaluation
- A research program focused on data ethics, human participant protection, sensitive data, and/or the use of data in research transparency, reproducibility, and pedagogy
- Proven record of securing grants/funding for research
- Experience working productively as part of a diverse team in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- This is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work on-site in the office at Syracuse University
- Engage in research on data ethics, human participant protection, sensitive data – 20%
- Engage in research on transparency, reproducibility, and verification – 20%
- Engage in research on teaching with data – 20%
- Develop proposals and securing grants funding for related research — 10%
- Contribute to developing research and strategic partnerships – 10%
- Contribute to publications drawing on research – 10%
- Engage in activities that support the general mission of QDR – 10%
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