Research Data Curator

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Created: September 20, 2012


Colorado School of Mines invites applications for a self-motivated individual to establish a robust research data management program at the University. Reporting to the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, the Research Data Curator plays a central role in developing services and policies in support of Mines research enterprise. The position will work closely with library, information technology, and other administrative staff to develop and implement a campus-wide data management plan. This position will work 20 hours per week.

Required is a Master’s degree by date of appointment in science, information science, or related data-intensive discipline, or a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Experience must include:

  • An understanding of the research process as demonstrated by academic or work experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to data curation and management
  • Familiarity with current scientific data and metadata conventions
  • Familiarity with federal funding requirements for data management
  • Demonstrated experience working collegially with faculty, staff and students
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong service orientation, technical skills and problem-solving abilities
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate one or more
of the following:
  • Experience with commonly used data repository platforms (DSpace, Fedora, DigiTool)
  • Experience with metadata scripting languages (Java, Python, PHP)
  • Experience working with relevant metadata standards (e.g.  DC, DDI, FGDC, ISO, SMDX) as well as preservation standards and best practices
Compensation:  Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Mines also provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health insurance,
dependent tuition benefits, parental leave policies and dependent care assistance through a
flexible spending plan

For the complete job announcement and instructions on how to apply, please visit:

Application materials can sent to: For more information please call: 303-273-3250

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