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Reporting to the Director of the Center for Digital Research
and Scholarship (CDRS) (http://cdrs.columbia.edu/),
a division of the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, the Research Data Manager will work closely
with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, staff within CDRS
(particularly the Digital Repository Manager and the Head of the Scholarly
Communication Program), data librarians and librarian subject specialists, and
others within the Columbia University community on planning, outreach, and
policy development to address the data life cycle needs of researchers at Columbia
University and its affiliates. S/he will also work closely with the Libraries
Digital Program Division staff and the Metadata Librarian on implementation of best
practices in data curation, storage, archiving, and preservation.
- Works as an active member
of CDRS in a senior role, contributing to the Center’s initiatives and
leading specific projects.
- Works with library
divisions and appropriate campus units (Executive Vice President for
Research, CUIT, Research
Computing Executive Committee, etc.) to plan, implement, and
evaluate sustainable services for data-intensive research across the
- Works with library
colleagues to acquire original research data and to provide training and
outreach relating to research data.
- Promotes the use of
repositories, including Academic Commons (http://academiccommons.columbia.edu/),
for data management, public access, and preservation.
- Works with faculty,
graduate and post-doctoral students, academic and administrative units,
and research centers to enable them to better manage, describe, archive,
preserve, and make available university research data.
- Advises and trains
faculty, graduate and post-doctoral students, and administrators in
writing data management plans.
- Participates in campus
initiatives, committees, and task forces related to data management and storage
and in developing policies for data management as part of the campus
- Monitors developments in
data standards and best practices and participates in discussions regarding
cooperative data curation and data life cycle management activities and
services on the local, regional, national, and international level.
- Oversees interns
interested in working on research data issues.
- Bachelor’s degree (preferably
in Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems,
Information and Communications Technology, or related degree) or
equivalent experience; advanced degree preferred.
- 4-6 years of related
- Demonstrated knowledge of
issues and technical challenges related to the management, curation, and
archiving of digital data.
- Familiarity with entire
research data life cycle.
- Experience with
institutional, data, or subject repository systems.
- Proven ability in and
desire for doing outreach and training across campus.
- Demonstrated ability to
work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
- Demonstrated record of managing
projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
- Familiarity with common
metadata standards, e.g., DDI; understanding of ontology and semantic
relationships highly preferred.
- Excellent analytical,
organizational, management, oral and written communications, and
- Master’s degree in library
or information science or in computer science, information systems, or
related technical field.
- Track record of working
collegially inside and outside of a library organization to innovate and deliver
new services in a research environment.
- Experience working with
projects involving various data and metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, DDI, METS, MODS, PREMIS).
For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter
and résumé online at:
One of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia
provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual
community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also
presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity, and cultural richness of New York
The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS)
(http://cdrs.columbia.edu/) partners with researchers and scholars to share new
knowledge. Using innovative new media and digital technologies, CDRS empowers
Columbia’s research community with the online tools and services necessary to
make the most of scholarly communication, collaboration, data-sharing, and
preservation. CDRS is a part of Columbia University Libraries/Information
Services, which, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are
also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries are
committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation, and leadership.
We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience and excellent benefits.
Columbia University is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Rebecca Kennison, Director
Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
201 Lehman Library
International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027