The University of Texas Libraries seeks a Data Management Coordinator. The position is responsible for coordinating the data management program at UT Libraries. The successful candidate collaborates with staff, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Information Technology Services and other campus partners to ensure the UT community is making the best use of the services available to them. The position reports to the Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Required Qualifications:  Masterís degree. A minimum of two years of experience in informatics, scientific research, and/or managing research data in libraries. Experience developing and delivering training or workshop presentations. Experience with assigning metadata, transforming metadata, and/or batch metadata editing. Have or be able to develop a deep working knowledge of the data management practices and requirements of researchers and external funding bodies (NSF, NIH, etc.). Experience with one or more components of the research data life cycle: creation, processing, analyzing, preserving, providing access to, and re-using. Familiarity with research methodology, tools, and data sources. Ability to communicate with faculty, librarians, and students in a range of disciplines. Excellent analytical, organizational, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to be proactive and work independently with varied user groups within a complex organization. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:  Masterís degree in a data intensive research field and/or library and information science. Experience working with researchers on data management planning. Experience with a programming language such as Python, Perl, or PHP. Experience with GIS software and geospatial data. Familiarity with multiple metadata standards. Familiarity with technologies used in high performance computing. Experience with Dataverse, Dspace, and/or Drupal. Experience with the manipulation of datasets and data visualization tools. Knowledge of quantitative data analysis applications such as Stata, R, SPSS, etc., and qualitative research tools such as Nvivo, Atlas.ti, etc. Demonstrated familiarity with issues and trends in scholarly communication.

Salary and Benefits:  $4,583 per month negotiable depending on qualifications.  No state or local income tax.  Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability).  Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Applicant instructions:  Interested candidates must complete an online application through the UT Job Search: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/150908010442

Please refer to job posting number 15-09-08-01-0442 and follow applicant instructions given online. After submitting material, questions will be sent to each applicant.  The responses are considered along with the other applicant material.  

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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