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Research Data Management Librarian
The University of Virginia is currently hiring two Research Data Management Librarians! These positions will support researchers at all levels and across all disciplines engaged in data-intensive research by providing data management support. The selected candidates will join the Research Data Services team and provide consultation and support for data management, metadata production, data organization and preservation issues to researchers in partnership with library colleagues. The incumbents will support researchers in the development and implementation of data management plans, and will offer guidance on technical data management issues, including acquisition, transfer, and storage of data. In addition, they will support data discovery, managing data collections, and providing data literacy instruction. The incumbents will also contribute to and advise on the University Library's efforts to broadly serve the needs of researchers to manage, document, share, and preserve the products of their research, complying with sponsor mandates and changing norms for making data assets available and improving research reproducibility. 
The salary range for these positions is $68,000 - $75,000 depending on experience. We will begin reviewing applications on March 27, 2023 and the positions will remain open until filled, but we anticipate beginning first round remote interviews in April.
To learn more, and to apply for one of these positions, please view the full position posting here. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter at rmo2r@virginia.edu

The UVA Library supports career development and
provides opportunities for both formal and informal training as part of professional development. We are interested in reviewing candidates with a broad range and combination of experiences, education, and qualifications. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and dynamic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every preferred qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.
Position: Research Data Management Librarian
Organization: University of Virginia Library
Location: Charlottesville,  VA 
United States
Salary: $68,000 - $75,000
Posting Start Date: 3/1/2023
Date Posted: 3/9/2023
Requirements Required qualifications: 
  • Master's degree in library/Information Science or other relevant academic discipline, OR a Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of related experience with data management, data repositories, data curation, and research. 

  • Knowledge of foundational research data management principles and best practices, with a particular focus on the research data lifecycle. 

  • Knowledge of emerging trends in research data. 

  • Knowledge of open and reproducible research practices.  

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate in all formats and adapt communication style to suit different audiences.   

  • Demonstrated ability to provide public service in a collaborative environment 

  • Proficiency in public speaking and providing instruction, both formal and informal, to varying audiences and skill levels. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and continuing to learn and evolve as a data professional.  

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

  • Willingness to learn a computational environment (e.g., Python, R, C) and version control (e.g., Git and GitHub) 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Four years of experience with data management, data repositories, data curation, and research along in addition to a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or other relevant academic discipline OR a Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of experience. 

  • Proficiency with a computational environment (e.g., Python, R, C).  

  • Experience with data discovery, data acquisition and managing licensed data collections. 

  • Knowledge of data discovery search strategies. 

  • Experience with version control (e.g., Git and GitHub). 

  • Experience delivering research support in an academic environment. 

  • Experience working with others in a team environment. 

Status: This listing expires on: 5/8/2023
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University of Virginia Library

Charlottesville,  VA 22901
United States
Jennifer Huck