Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of IASSIST 2022
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Mapping and Geospatial Project Specialist
University of Pennsylvania The Research Data and Digital Scholarship (RDDS) team at University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks a collaborative and proactive Mapping and Geospatial Project Specialist to provide (a) project and classroom support to Penn faculty whose research and scholarship involves creating, using, and visualizing geospatial data and (b) training for students in geospatial methods, tools, and technologies, and in critical geospatial approaches. RDDS, whose expertise spans text and data mining; public scholarship; digital humanities; digital cultural heritage; qualitative and quantitative data analysis; data visualization; open science, and GIS, facilitates data-driven and data-literate research and scholarship and fosters critical and ethical data communities of practice across the disciplines at Penn. All Research Data and Digital Scholarship team members are expected and encouraged to dedicate one half-day a week to collaborative, creative, research, or professional development activities.The RDDS team values collaboration, transparency, equity, openness, and accessibility in their work and is looking for a colleague who shares their commitment to an inclusive, ethical, anti-racist praxis.
This is a two year term position.
Professor and Director/Principal Investigator of CLOSER
CLOSER, University College London We are seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Professor and Director/Principal Investigator of CLOSER.
CLOSER, the home of longitudinal research, is the interdisciplinary partnership of leading social and biomedical longitudinal population studies, the UK Data Service and The British Library. Our mission is to increase the visibility, use and impact of longitudinal population studies, data and research to ensure that longitudinal evidence is used to address the health, social, economic and environmental challenges facing the UK, now and in the future.
University of Michigan Institute for Social Research The Social Environment and Health Program (SEH) within the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR) examines social inequalities in health, including the role of social structures, built environments, climate change, and the pathways linking neighborhood context to infectious disease inequities. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigators, the Data Project Manager/Curator will contribute to the data curation, data management, and dissemination activities of the National Neighborhood Data Archive (NaNDA), and other related projects in the SEH program. The NaNDA project is focused on creating and curating measures of the neighborhood environment. This includes updating existing measures as well as creating novel measures based on new data sources. The Data Project Manager will oversee the different activities involved in both curating existing measures as well as creating new ones. For more information, please see https://seh.isr.umich.edu/.
Data Services Specialist (Data Science / Data Analytics Focus)
Georgia State University The Georgia State University Library seeks an intellectually curious and innovative colleague to join us as a Data Services Specialist. If you are passionate about igniting a passion for data in others, this position is for you! This position is part of the growing Research Data Services (RDS) Department of professionals at our highly diverse downtown Atlanta campus with expertise in supporting qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, visualization, and management across academic disciplines (details at lib.gsu.edu/data).
While opportunities to learn on the job will be provided, it is expected that the Data Services Specialist will be able to: • assist university students, staff, and faculty in the use of data science / data analytics software, coding languages, and tools (specifically R and Python); • support researchers in finding, evaluating, wrangling, cleaning, and analyzing data; • provide individual and small-group consultations, live workshops, and course-embedded instruction in data information and resource / tool use; • explore and develop asynchronous virtual learning strategies, including contributing to the GSU Data Ready! Badges digital micro-credentials program (details at lib.gsu.edu/data-ready); • be committed to working with students at all levels in learning the data literacy tools and skills needed to succeed in college and future careers; and • collaborate with other members of the Research Data Services Department and outreach librarians in serving a variety of Georgia State University colleges, schools, departments, and programs.
The position serves as a member of the library faculty (12-month, non-tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to participate in research, professional development, and service activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities to its employees.
Research Data & Scholarly Communications Librarian
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Under the general direction of the Manager of the Research and Scholarly Communication Services department or designee, the Research Data and Scholarly Communication librarian plays a central role in implementing scholarly communication programs at UMass Chan, including appropriate library-based research data support services. The position contributes to the library’s efforts to provide practical and valuable services in support of the research enterprise on campus. The position collaborates with faculty, graduate students, academic units, research center personnel, and colleagues to provide customized library services for scholarly communication and research.
Research Computing Program Manager
Columbia University The Research Computing Program Manager will lead the activities of the Foundations for Research Computing (FORC) program. The aim of the program is to train Columbia researchers in computational skills and overall computational literacy. As part of the Columbia University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship unit, the Program Manager will advance the program and special events for researchers in close cooperation with other colleagues in the Libraries, Columbia University Information Technology, and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research.
The Program Manager will administer a training program for graduate students and postdocs in research computing while continuing to identify training needs for that community, and adapting and developing the program to meet those changing needs. The Program Manager will oversee and build the community of trained Software Carpentry instructors to plan and facilitate workshops, boot camps, and additional training opportunities at the novice and intermediate levels. The Program Manager will maintain an existing community-facing Python User Group and have the opportunity to develop other community-facing programming. Partnering with colleagues in the Libraries, the Program Manager will additionally develop and maintain continuous relationships and communications channels with academic departments across the University in order to survey administrators, faculty, and students about their ever-evolving needs for computational literacy, and methods for meeting these expressed needs. The Program Manager serves as Columbia’s representative on the membership council of The Carpentries, an organizational partner in training researchers in computational skills.
The Program Manager will work closely with the advisory committee composed of faculty and administrator stakeholders that report to the faculty-led Shared Research Computing Policy Advisory Committee.