Project Coordinator – Data Catalog

New York
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Created: January 21, 2020


Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Project Coordinator.

NYU Health Sciences Library seeks applicants for the position of Data Catalog Coordinator to plan and conduct outreach efforts promoting the Library¿s Data Catalog ( to NYU Langone researchers, and create and curate metadata describing researcher datasets. The applicant will also be responsible for participating in a national collaboration to share resources and expertise around data discovery, the Data Discovery Collaboration Project (

This individual will report to the Lead of the Data Catalog and will be a member of the library¿s Data Services Team, which offers support, consultations, and training to researchers. As part of the Library¿s Data Services Team, the Data Catalog Coordinator will collaborate with colleagues on additional tasks and projects as needed.

NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. The NYU Health Sciences Library supports the mission and vision of the NYU Langone Medical Center and related health sciences communities, and is at the forefront of research data management in health sciences libraries.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement methods to identify datasets for inclusion in the Data Catalog.

  • Plan, conduct, and document outreach initiatives to researchers and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Create, curate, and maintain accurate metadata for datasets.
  • Assist researchers with submitting metadata for datasets.
  • Refine and enter metadata for datasets.
  • Assist researchers in finding solutions for their data sharing, storage, and transfer needs.
  • Participate in research projects and contribute to manuscripts related to the Data Catalog.
  • Other duties within the Data Services Team and the Library as assigned.
  • Serve on library committees and task forces as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor degree or equivalent in business administration, health care administration or related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications.
Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and must work and communicate effectively with both internal and external customers. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure. Ability to Project/Program manage and to multi task while paying attention to details.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with research culture and processes (e.g., roles on a study team, researcher attitudes towards data sharing).
Strong understanding of metadata.
Ability to interact effectively with researchers for one-on-one consultations.
Documented ability to plan, organize, and implement outreach activities in an academic or other relevant setting.
Documented ability to work independently and in teams.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills.
MLS or other graduate degree (e.g. MPH, graduate-level science degree).
Awareness of data storage and data sharing options for biomedical researchers.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 19:00 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 19:00 UTC