Position: Data Research Services and Biomedical Librarian, University of Chicago Library

The Data Research Services and Biomedical Librarian (the Librarian) supports research and teaching on campus with a focus on the Biological Sciences Division and the Medical Center, providing data research services, such as finding, manipulating, analyzing, and managing data; research and clinical support services such as instruction, outreach, and conducting systematic reviews.

Working as part of collaborative team, the Librarian promotes data resources and services; provides instruction, consultation, and outreach primarily in the biomedical sciences; supports faculty in the use of electronic laboratory notebooks; participates in selection, management, and delivery of data resources; and works closely with faculty and other campus partners.  Collaborating with the institutional repository staff, develops new infrastructure to support research and address relevant data management issues.

The Librarian develops innovative programs and services through an understanding of research and teaching trends, the structure of the scholarly literature in medicine and biological sciences, patterns of scholarly communication, and data lifecycle management. Creates and maintains research guides. Plans and conducts assessment activities with library colleagues.

Reporting to the Director for the Science Libraries, this position is situated in the John Crerar Library and works closely with others in the Library, Medical Center, and on campus to provide data, research, and clinical support services.

The Librarian ensures that library staff is informed of current research and data trends and activities, including available research tools and resources. The Librarian identifies and organizes training sessions, partnering with others at the University involved in scientific research, and provides collection development support in selected subject areas.

Other responsibilities include service on library and university-wide committees and task forces and participation in local, regional, and national professional organizations.

The successful candidate must have an MLS or MLIS from an accredited school of library information science or an advanced subject degree; minimum of 3 years academic library experience, experience using quantitative or qualitative data resources; teaching experience in a library or academic setting; familiarity with software for statistical or qualitative analysis, for example, SPSS, Stata, R, Atlas.ti, or NVivo; experience with databases and resources in the biological sciences and medicine, and experience with web authoring tools.

An undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences is strongly preferred, along with knowledge of one or more foreign languages and experience conducting systemic reviews.

The Search Committee will evaluate candidates' record and accomplishments in order to determine their ability to interact respectfully and effectively orally and in writing with diverse constituencies including faculty, students, colleagues, and community members; ability to work with library users individually and in groups; ability to perform complex problem solving and decision making; and the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement projects and a record of demonstrated commitment to professional development.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted to, requisition 03301, or via Quicklink:

Contact Shauna Babcock, Library HR, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, with questions.

Review of applications will begin May 8, 2017.  Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Salary and Benefits:
Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.

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