Rockefeller University Data Services Librarian in New York, New York
Job Title Data Services Librarian
Laboratory / Department Library
The mission of Markus Library is to support and enhance the University's research programs and to promote the reputation and influence of the University. Utilizing its own extensive collections in the life sciences that support the research interests of the University, and a wide array of information resources licensed beyond the University, the Library is able to provide the faculty, staff and students scientific information support needed to advance their research goals. Using technology, a variety of collaborative relationships, and networking and outreach activities, the library supports and advances scholarly communication and the advancement of knowledge.
The Data Services Librarian is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, outreach, and support of data Management activities at the Rockefeller University Library. This role encompasses developing and implementing a robust data management service that provides training, support, and assistance throughout the research data life cycle, including creating fundamental infrastructures such as data repository, data catalog, metadata schema, and ontology. The Data Services Librarian will work with the University Librarian, Assistant University Librarian, and Rockefeller IT Department to ensure that the appropriate services are developed, implemented, and improved upon and remain functional and relevant. Will be involved in the development and implementation of the Library's Embedded Librarian program and the search for an appropriate electronic notebook product for the University. The secondary role of the Data Services Librarian includes generating reports detailing research productivity (publications, preprints, etc.) as required for the Rockefeller University Administration and maintaining the author publication database. Will act as the Public Access Compliance Monitor for NIHMS/PMC and ensure all publications from Rockefeller University are compliant with all federal mandates regarding open access, provide support and guidance for scientists and lab managers, and develop training and workshops around this topic. As a part of the Library team, the Data Services Librarian will provide general reference services related to the various platforms offered by the Library, including but not limited to Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed, Scifinder, Pharmaprojects, Datacite, Endnote, Zotero, Libguides. This encompasses developing and maintaining Libguides relating to the various platforms, developing training sessions, providing group or one on one assistance, identifying new and relevant media to serve the Rockefeller University community better, producing emails/blog posts to update the Rockefeller University community on Library products and services, and assisting in the generation of reading lists for various on-campus seminar/lecture series. The Data Service Librarian will also staff the circulation desk and assist patrons on-site, via email, and virtually.
Master's Degree and educational emphasis in library/information science or another relevant advanced degree with experience in data management, scholarly communication, or the research lifecycle required; Ph.D. degree is preferred. Must have experience using current data management standards and best practices, data repository systems. Robust Microsoft Office suite, WordPress, Endnote/Zotero skills, required. Experience with scripting and programming languages (PHP, Perl, Python, R, etc.), preferred. Knowledge of metadata standards and other formats used in research (e.g., Dublin Core, DDI, ORCID, DOI) and knowledge of copyright and licensing issues related to data deposit and sharing is required. Must be familiar with data repository systems, experience in biological data repositories (e.g., GRO, SRA), preferred. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills, required. Must be detail-oriented, work quickly and independently, and have practical project management skills and time management skills. Experience working with biomedical and health sciences researchers, emphasizing informatics, scientific research, or managing research data, is preferred. Must be able to provide training on various platforms offered by the Library. Considerable knowledge of data management principles, including FAIR data and data sharing, tools available for researchers such as DMP Tool, and changes in the data management landscape from the perspective of funders and publishers are required to fulfill essential responsibilities.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans