[Rdap] Job Posting: Clinical Data Research Specialist (Virginia)

Denton, Andrea Horne (ash6b) ash6b at eservices.virginia.edu
Wed Jul 19 14:44:10 EDT 2017

Hi all,

Please see the posting below. This is a brand new position at the library, giving us two individuals to help provide data services at the University of Virginia Health System. We're very excited to add this position with our Research Data Specialist. Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Andrea

Clinical Data Research Specialist

The University of Virginia seeks a service-oriented data specialist to join the Health Sciences Library's Research and Data Services team supporting the UVA Health System's biomedical research endeavors. This position will develop and provide consultation and education services supporting the discovery, acquisition, and use of data for health-related research.

The Environment

The University of Virginia is an internationally renowned research and teaching institution ranking 2nd nationally among public universities according to US News Best Colleges.  In today's academic research environment, data plays a central role in how new knowledge is created.  The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is a fast paced collaborative environment that broadly defines its role in serving biomedical researchers though specialized bioinformatics instruction, training, and consultation.


The Clinical Research Data Specialist will develop and provide educational opportunities to support researchers at all proficiency levels, assessing needs, coordinate learning opportunities, and actively marketing content. The incumbent will develop a roster of workshops and online modules to provide hands-on training in technical data management, clinical statistics, and presentation, both leading these sessions and also recruiting appropriate instructors to provide content. The Clinical Research Data Specialist will identify useful local, statewide, national, and international biomedical data sources and consult on acquisition, transfer, and storage. In addition, the specialist will provide guidance on using software, web applications, and relational databases for health related research for collecting, cleaning, and interpreting data. The specialist will collaborate with staff from other institutional units and pan-university efforts such as the UVA BioConnector, Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (THRIV), and Computation and Data Resource Exchange (CADRE).


Master's degree in Computer, Information, Data Science, or, academic discipline with quantitative research experience. Excellent communication skills. Desire to provide highly responsive user-centered services. Proficiency with one or more statistical software environment such as SPSS, SAS, etc. Interest in providing instruction, both formal and informal, to varying audiences and skill levels. Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work independently and on teams.

To Apply:

Visit https://jobs.virginia.edu<https://jobs.virginia.edu/>  and search Posting Number 0620418. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  The position will remain open to applications until filled.  Applications received before July 31, 2017 will receive priority.
For further information about the position and application process, please contact Andrea Denton at ash6b at virginia.edu<mailto:ash6b at virginia.edu>.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Andrea H. Denton, MILS
Research & Data Services Manager
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
PO Box 800722
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA  22908-0722
ash6b at virginia.edu<mailto:ash6b at virginia.edu>

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