Research Data Education Specialist -- Iowa State University Library

Post date: January 12, 2023

As a member of the University Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) unit, the Specialist will lead the design and implementation of a data management training program to support students and researchers across the university and research lifecycle. The Specialist will provide crucial support in communicating recommended practices for responsible data management, open science, and public access to research data, such as those expected in response to the White House OSTP Memo on Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research.

This position will provide instruction and support for faculty and student research. As part of a highly collaborative team, this position will also be able to leverage existing campus relationships while pursuing new partnerships on and beyond campus. Instruction will occur in a wide variety of formats, including but not limited to online text and video tutorials, consultations, and in-person or virtual workshops. The specialist will support learners and collaborators from across campus with varied levels of experience with data and data management.

As a member of the RDS unit this position will also recruit content for DataShare, ISU’s open access data repository, and assist researchers in preparing data for publication and public access. What this role chooses to specialize in will be in part determined by the needs of the campus as well the specialist's own interests and skills. Applicants are encouraged to explain how their prior work and experiences relate to the qualifications in their application. Once hired, professional development funding is available to develop preferred skills.

In addition to contributing to RDS unit and the activities of its parent division, Collections and Technical Services, candidates will also be able to shape the use and experience of The Catalyst – a newly remodeled space in Parks Library. The Catalyst provides easy access to expert staff and space for collaboration, exploration, and instruction for digital research and scholarship.

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