Research Data Archivist

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Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: H W Odum Inst Res Social Sci - 631300

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0003373

Position Summary: The primary purpose of this position is to: (1) develop and lead initiatives that address emerging data management and curation needs of the research community in response to funding agency, institution, and scholarly publisher mandates for data access and research reproducibility; (2) provide oversight of archive operations to ensure ongoing adherence to established policies and archival standards; (3) establish training programs that support researchers' adoption of data management best practices as part of normative research practice; and (4) make significant contributions to the data archives profession to help improve the practice of data curation.

Application Deadline: 10/23/2018

Education Requirements: Advanced degree in information science (such as MSIS) with coursework in digital archives and an additional advanced degree in another disciplinary domain.

Qualification and Experience: The position requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a data archive or in the capacity of a data management / curation professional, including three (3) years of supervisory experience. The candidate must possess comprehensive knowledge of data management and curation in the context of the research lifecycle as it applies to a variety of disciplinary domains to include project design, data collection, data analysis, and data sharing, with expertise in prevailing data archiving standards and best practices. The candidate must possess expertise in data curation and management workflows using the Dataverse archival software platform. The candidate should be an active contributor to Open Science initiatives, particularly those focused on data access, research transparency, and/or reproducibility as indicated by a list of relevant recent publications, presentations, and other professional engagement. Experience with development and administration of research projects from grant writing and design to reporting and delivery of outputs, with an active leadership role (e.g., project manager) on project teams is required. In-depth, applied knowledge of current issues in the scientific publishing, Open Science, and research reproducibility landscapes is required. The candidate must have experience developing and providing data management training to audiences of varying knowledge, diverse backgrounds, and different levels of ability. The ability to communicate data management and curation concepts verbally and in written form to various audiences and individuals is required. The candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in various statistical software packages, including Stata, R, and SPSS, with a strong willingness and aptitude for gaining mastery of other complex programming languages and code.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Thu-Mai Christian

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 10/11/2018
Application Due: 1/22/2019
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