General Summary/Purpose: Provide consultative data management planning support and training to JHU researchers as part of the Data Services team, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate. Maintain rich understanding of data management best practices for data sharing, curating, and archiving. Track funder sharing policies and compliance expectations. Support researchers in identifying research data sharing and archiving solutions, including deposit into the JHU Data Archive.
Environment: Sheridan Libraries Digital Research and Curation Center has played a significant role in managing initiatives to explore deep curation needs with Sloan Digital Sky Survey data, reviewing repository infrastructure and platforms, and leading the Data Conservancy, a community focused on the development of solutions to digital research data collection, curation, and preservation challenges. In 2011 the JHU Data Management Services (JHUDMS) unit was launched from expertise and experience gained through the Data Conservancy in collaboration with the Entrepreneurial Library program. The JHU Data Management Consultants provide research data management services and solutions for the Johns Hopkins community and has a strong track record of incremental and impactful success in growing data management support and services for the community. In 2017, JHUDMS and GIS came together to form the Data Services team.
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Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage inquiries from researchers for data management support on a range of topics that support best practices throughout the research lifecycle.
Provide consultative support to researchers including evaluation of data planning needs, assessing options for sharing data, catering planning to specific granting agency or publisher requirements, and editing data management plans.
Track specific scientific and subject domain areas building knowledge and expertise in data types, formats, and needs within domains that support data management and sharing throughout the research lifecycle.
Identify data standards, metadata standards, best practices for data management, etc. to continuously build expertise and improve provision of service.
Maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including their submission, Intellectual Property, and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository selection for deposit.
Develop and deliver data management training programs, including in-person and online training materials and resources.
Proactively collaborate and coordinate to implement data management and sharing strategies, including coordinating data deposits with researchers, curating research data, and preparing collections for archiving in the JHU Data Archive.
Collaborate with colleagues throughout the university libraries and research administration to effectively communicate services to faculty, researchers, and departments.
Manage short and long-term communications and relationships with researchers, PIs, and students, including outreach and training in data management best practices.
Liaise with JHU-wide staff and administrators to support the continued integration and visibility of data management services available to researchers.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
A relevant advanced degree.
A minimum of three (3) years combined of library, information technology, informatics, and/or scientific research experience.
Experience with one or more components of the research data life cycle: creation, processing, analyzing, preserving, providing access to, and re-using.
Must be self-motivated, pro-active, willing to take on new challenges and solve problems with minimal supervision.
Good listener with a high degree of customer orientation.
Superb people skills, strong team-orientation, and professional attitude.
Clear and consistent communicator.
Strong writing skills.
Strong project planning, management, and execution skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with and easily adapt to new technology.
Experience working with scientific or health sciences data management and/or data curation and archiving.
Experience conducting trainings and workshop presentations.
Experience with standard packages or statistical languages for working with data, such as R, SPSS, STATA, MATLAB, Python, etc.
Knowledge of the Open Science Framework (OSF), Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), or other platforms for collaborative research.
Experience working with large data sets and/or high performance computing.
Knowledge of methods and best practices for the curation of software and research code.
Classified Title: Data Management Specialist Working Title: Data Management Consultant Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $58,695 to $80,628 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000069-GIS & Data Services Personnel area: Libraries
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