The Countway Research Data Services Librarian is a newly defined position in the Countway Library of Medicine and will play a central role in the development and provision of HMS (Harvard Medical School) services for access, use, manipulation, and management of qualitative and quantitative datasets acquired or generated by researchers. Reporting to the Harvard Library RDM Program Manager, the Data Services Librarian will work closely with others within the Harvard Library to create a strong, new data services program throughout all stages of the research data life cycle. This position must collaborate closely with partners to manage, analyze, share, communicate and preserve research data. This position also has a dotted reporting line to the Director and Head Librarian of Countway and will play a critical role in defining the Countway Library suite of data services and developing models for services and instructional programs to assist researchers throughout the data life cycle from grant writing to publication.
In collaboration with others, provide consultative and instructional services for faculty, students, and staff in principles of research data management and best practices for research data management
Select and acquire licensed, free, and researcher‐generated data collections to support research, scholarship
Facilitate access to and use of data resources
Identify and promulgate data standards, metadata standards, and best practices for numeric and qualitative data management
As part of a larger campus effort, contribute to development of research data management services, including the management, curation, and sharing of data sets created by HMS researchers
Work with others outside of the Library (researchers, Office of Research, Center for Computational Sciences, and others) to identify requirements for infrastructure for preservation and access to research data
Market data services offerings across HMS
Assess services and identify critical needs to continue to grow data service
Assist researchers in the development of research data management and sharing plans for federal grant compliance
Promote data literacy throughout the HMS community
Participate actively in the intellectual life and administrative activities of the Harvard Library, serving on committees, working groups, and other activities promoting the President's vision of "One University."
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Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary