Data Management Consultant

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Created: October 29, 2012


The Data Management Consultant provides consultative data management planning support to JHU Principal Investigators. The primary duties and responsibilities of the job include:
  • Manage inquiries from Principal Investigators for data management planning support.
  • Provide consultative support to PIs including
  • Evaluate data planning needs, assess short and long term options and benefits, cater planning to specific granting agency requirements, and provide guidance on editing data management plans.
  • Track specific scientific domain areas building knowledge and expertise in data types, formats, and needs within domain.
  • Identify data standards, metadata standards, best practices for data management, etc. to continuously build expertise to support the JHU data archiving service.
  • Maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including their submission, Intellectual Property and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository selection for deposit.
  • Proactively collaborate and coordinate with team to implement data management plans for data being deposited into the JHU Data Archive.
  • Collaborate with others in the library to effectively communicate services to faculty, researchers, and departments.
  • Manage short and long-term communications and relationships with PIs, including outreach and training in data management best practices.
  • Liaise with the Data Conservancy leadership.
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  • Masters of Science, Engineering or Library Science.
  • A minimum of three (3) years combined of library, information technology, informatics, and/or scientific research experience.
  • Experience working with scientific data management and/or curation preferred.
  • Experience with one or more components of the research data life cycle: creation, processing, analyzing, preserving, providing access to, and re-using.
  • Must be self motivated, pro-active, willing to take on new challenges and solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Good listener with a high degree of customer orientation.
  • Superb people skills, strong team-orientation, and professional attitude.
  • Clear and consistent communicator.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong project planning, management, and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and easily adapt to new technology.

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