Libraries, Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Library and Archives seeks a highly motivated, collaborative, and enthusiastic Science Informationist to join an established team of information professionals that serves the research community of CSHL. This is an opportunity to work with prominent scientists, postdocs, and grad students at the forefront of research in molecular biology, genomics, quantitative biology, plant biology, and neuroscience at our world-renowned biomedical research institution. The successful candidate will work with CSHL researchers to provide expert guidance on research data management and preservation, dissemination and reuse, expert searching, and other information-related to the areas of research at CSHL. The qualified applicant will strive to become an effective member of research teams and improve research output within the CSHL Community. Science Informationist reports to the Executive Director of Library and Archives.
The responsibilities of this position include: serving as liaison to our research laboratories by forging relationships with faculty, students, and staff; creating innovative information resources that respond to trends in scientific research; and assisting with data management needs at CSHL. The candidate will also help manage the CSHL Institutional Repository and assist in grant writing for Library and Archives special projects.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- Participate in the institution’s effort to measure the impact of CSHL research - Lead the Library’s Research Data Management initiative by implementing and teaching the best practices around research data management. - Offer subject training opportunities to the CSHL scientific community in reference management, data management planning, and related areas of interest. - Maintain and lead CSHL Institutional Repository, a comprehensive database of scientific publications originating from CSHL from 1890 -present, including creating metadata for the publications and research data. - Contribute to writing grant proposals to support the Library and Archives’ special projects. - Serve as liaison to our research laboratories by forging relationships with faculty and students. -Participate in outreach projects. -Participate in a science journal club for local high school students. - Provide search services to graduate students, faculty, and researchers in cancer biology, genomics, plant biology, neuroscience, and quantitative biology throughout the research life cycle. - Provide support to our research administrators in maintaining public profile systems (Google Scholar, ORCID iD, etc.) for CSHL researchers - Maintain CSHL LibGuides for research data management and other topics related to the Lab research.
Education: Advanced degree in a Life Science or related disciplines.
Experience: 1-3 years’ experience working in the life sciences academic environment. A passionate interest in current Life Sciences research and experience in science communication. Knowledge of medical, biological, chemical and allied subjects. Experience in laboratory environment or as a member of a research team is a plus. Experience writing grants is a plus.
Skills: Skill in searching major online catalogs and databases, such Pubmed, etc. Familiarity with research and teaching information needs in the life sciences. Must be strongly computer literate. Knowledge of the publication process in sciences. Ability to comprehend the current research projects within the CSHL community. Ability to train others on the various platforms provided by the Library including, research information management systems, databases, reference management software (EndNote, Mendeley, Papers) etc. Ability to work with faculty, students, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal, multitasking, verbal and written communication skills are required.
Please apply for the position via the CSHL careers website here: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/16870
Position Number: 00480-E
Please note that interviews will be conducted remotely due to the current COVID-19 situation.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
This is an excellent opportunity for those living in or around New York City. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory offers a free hourly shuttle from the train station as well as the option to use pre-tax dollars to cover commuting costs associated with the train. The shuttle only takes five minutes to arrive to campus from the Syosset train station.
Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today’s research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus.
For more information about CSHL, please visit us at www.cshl.edu.
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
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Internal Number: 00480-E
About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Since 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been a global leader in research and education. The international scientific community at CSHL provides a unique and stimulating atmosphere for doctoral research?an environment where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty work side-by-side. The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) was founded on the belief that with well thought-out mechanisms, enthusiastic involvement of faculty, and highly motivated students, an innovative curriculum could be provided that would allow students to earn a doctoral degree in a shorter time than in traditional programs without compromising the quality of their training. The curriculum is designed to train students to become scholars and independent thinkers.