[Rdap] Position Announcement: Data Management Specialist - Oregon State University

Van Tuyl, Steven Steve.VanTuyl at oregonstate.edu
Mon Dec 7 15:10:41 EST 2015

Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSULP) seeks a Data Management Specialist to work with dedicated and innovative faculty and staff in our Center for Digital Scholarship and Services.


  *   Makes contact and works with faculty and academic units outside of the library to develop and sustain services in support of curation of data produced at OSU.
  *   Consults with researchers about their data, its management, reuse, and accessibility.
  *   Assists researchers with creating data documentation and metadata aimed at preparing data for sharing in digital repositories.
  *   Assists faculty in writing data management plans.
  *   Assists faculty in meeting funder requirements for providing public access to research results, including data.
  *   Is informed of, and keeps library and university faculty up to date on, national and international trends, legislation, and pending changes in public access requirements for data
  *   Collaborates with Center faculty and staff in developing funding agency data deposit services and workflows
  *   Participates in and leads campus initiatives, committees, and task forces relating to data management and storage.
  *   Tracks international developments in data curation and participates in library, campus, regional, and national discussions regarding cooperative data curation activities and services.
  *   Develops and maintains data services web pages that describe campus and funding agency data policies, guidelines, best practices and library services.
  *   Identifies appropriate venues for data and serves as an intermediary between researchers and appropriate digital repository systems including ScholarsArchive at OSU.
  *   Develops and delivers training and instruction for credit courses, workshops and other forum
  *   Designs and produces training documents, self-guided tutorials, user guides and other print and web-based instructional materials.
  *   Engages with the OSU community by building relationships with a specific academic unit, promoting library services and resources and contributing to library-wide conversations about strategic directions.
  *   Actively participates in service activities in the library, on campus and within professional organizations
  *   Contributes to the scholarly record by conducting, communicating, documenting research as well as sharing products resulting from the research

Minimum Required Qualifications

  *   A Master’s degree by date of appointment from an ALA-accredited program or a foreign equivalent degree, or a Master’s or higher degree in a data-intensive discipline
  *   Demonstrable experience working with data in a research context
  *   Demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data curation and management
  *   Familiarity with one or more current scientific data conventions and metadata standards
  *   Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population
  *   Ability to develop and execute a research agenda
  *   Strong technical skills and technical problem-solving abilities
  *   Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  *   One year of relevant research data management and curation experience in an academic, scientific, or corporate setting
  *   Advanced degree in a data intensive research field
  *   Experience with one or more commonly used data repository platforms
  *   An understanding of the research process from conception to completion (i.e. conception, data collection, analysis, synthesis, and publication)
  *   Experience with digital tools used in data intensive research such as programming, GIS, or statistical software
  *   Understanding of principles of data documentation and metadata in a research context
  *   Experience working in an academic library environment
  *   Grant writing experience
  *   Familiarity with federal funding requirements for data management
  *   Evidence of participation in professional societies and organizations

Oregon State University is located in Corvallis, a great small college town with over 100 miles of biking trails, good local beer and coffee, and easy drives to the mountains, the coast, and Portland.  OSU Libraries & Press staff are committed to core values of diversity, civility and sustainability.

Steve Van Tuyl
Digital Repository Librarian
Oregon State University Libraries & Press
web | http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/staff/vantuyls
orcid | http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8752-272X
email | steve.vantuyl at oregonstate.edu
phone | 541.737.3492

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