Harvard Library is seeking a creative and self-motivated individual to help define and launch research data services focused on science and engineering. The Research Data Management Librarian for the Sciences (RDML) will help develop and coordinate research data management services with the office of the Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovation. New outreach and programming developed by the RDML will demonstrate an understanding the research landscape, the role of campus partnerships, and the capabilities and limits of library support. The RDML will work with relevant stakeholders in developing policies, guidelines and workflows of data management services to ensure good research practice, protection of intellectual property, proper storage and security of research data, compliance with relevant regulations, and appropriate access to research data. The RDML for the Sciences reports to the Director of Science and Engineering Library Services. Harvard Library is launching a team-based approach to supporting faculty and student needs in science and engineering. As part of this new framework, the new Cabot Science Library, opened in Spring 2017, includes video studios, multimedia production facilities, collaboration spaces, an active-learning classroom, and a dynamic space called the Discovery Bar. The RDML participates actively in the intellectual life and administrative activities of the Harvard Library, serving on committees, working groups, and other activities promoting the President's vision of
Advanced degree in library science, information science and/or science or related fields required.
Three plus years of work experience relevant to the position
Expertise on data management practices, data policies, sharing and reuse, data citation, stewardship, and digital preservation including relevant software tools
Experience managing issues and developments in scholarly communication, and discipline-specific expectations for science and engineering (e.g. grant supported research)
Experience with statistical analysis tools and methods for qualitative and quantitative research
Experience in information management or working with data in a research context in science or engineering disciplines
Advanced degree in science and/or engineering
Undergraduate degree in a science-related field
Experience supervising staff and/or graduate students
Experience in working with vendors and software developers
Prior experience with coaching / training peers and colleagues
Ability to learn new technological tools and techniques continuously
Experience with current technologies and standards used in institutional repository systems and metadata
Ability to communicate effectively with researchers, faculty and students in STEM fields
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work in a matrix environment
A commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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