Scientific Data Curator

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Created: June 27, 2012


In coordination with related faculty, the Center for Computing and Visualization (CCV), the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Library's Digital Technology team, the Scientific Data Curator will develop and implement strategies for life-cycle management of science data, including the development of domain-appropriate data models and systems architectures that meet faculty needs, adhere to funding agency requirements, and enhance the overall research environment at Brown as well as that of the larger scientific research community.

In addition to working with faculty to develop data management plans for grant applications and on-going projects, the Scientific Data Curator will provide services to faculty and students related to the collection, preservation and use (or reuse) of data. The incumbent will also participate in pursuing grant funding possibilities for pilot projects and work with campus partners to build a broader infrastructure to support scientific data curation both at Brown and beyond. The position will also facilitate access to collections and services through direct contact with library patrons and through the development of collections, as assigned.

  • Advanced Degree in physical or life sciences, data curation, or related disciplines.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in the field.
  • An understanding of the research process as demonstrated by academic or work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data management/curation, including format migration, preservation, metadata, data retrieval and use issues.
  • Familiarity with one or more current scientific data and metadata conventions.
  • Experience with one of the commonly used repository platforms (Fedora used locally).
  • The ability to acquire new technological skills and resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and professionally with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude.
  • Grant writing experience and familiarity with federal funding requirements.

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