Postdoctoral Research Associate, Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, The University of Arizona Libraries  

Job #P20234
The Libraries has been providing data management services to campus for the past three years with the Data Curation Librarian providing the majority of the support. The Libraries has made good progress on offering these services, but is limited by how much support can be provided by less than 1 FTE devoted to data management services. Last year the Research Computing Governance Committee (RCGC) Data Management and Curation Subcommittee administered a data management and curation survey that was sent to faculty, researchers, staff, and graduate students to discover their data storage, data management, and curation needs. Results indicated a need for data management workshops, active data management support, and a local (UA) data repository. As a result, the Subcommittee developed a Data Management and Data Publication and Curation (DMDC) Pilot proposal. The proposal was supported by RCGC and received funding from the RCGC sponsors in the fall of 2015.

This position will serve two major purposes: 1) as part of the DMDC Pilot, provide support for five research projects (chemical engineering and education, cancer research, public health, entomology, and ecology) participating in the pilot by developing templates, workflows etc., assisting in setting up data management technology and tools, and providing metadata support; and 2) work with the data curation librarian to expand data management and curation services and programs focusing on reaching out to campus to provide a variety of educational support for data management and data curation.

The incumbent will continue to develop their research competencies by working with the research groups on data management technology and tools (as part of the pilot); and by developing advanced data management workshops.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
Full-Time Position; 40 hours/week

Salary: $56,365/annually plus full benefits

Opened: 7-27-16; First Application Review Date: 8-04-16

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer-M/V/D/V.

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