Job: Data Specialist at Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St Louis
The Data Specialist works closely with faculty and the Data & GIS Services
team (a unit within WUSTL University Libraries) to translate research models
and processes related to data collection, data management, and data
visualization specifically focused on research. Daily
activities include writing scripts for applications and web delivery of
research data needed to meet funding agency requirements
Project work includes both funded and unfunded research; Performs
administrative tasks related to applications running in an enterprise network
environment. Works as a liason with library systems and
university wide IT staff on project scoping and installation best
practices. Administration on service level applications
deployed on university owned and cloud based systems; evelops content and
provides instruction (teaches workshops) on data collection, data analysis and
curation to faculty, students and staff. Content
development for web presence on same topics; Stays informed on new and
emerging technologies, methodologies and implementation strategies relating to
research data. Recommends and communicates new solutions in
professional manner to faculty and staff.
Bachelor's degree in information science, library systems, math, engineering,
or closely related field, plus two years of demonstrated experience, or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in contributing to fast paced teams and working with minimal
Ability to develop big picture ideas to concrete deliverables.
Demonstrated success in complex systems and problem solving
Energy, creativity, strong organizational skills, tolerance for occasional
Ability to work unsupervised or as a member of a team
Demonstrated ability to scope and meet project deadlines
Experience in working with enterprise level database management systems
similar environments a plus
Desire to work in professional service oriented role interacting with faculty
and students on research projects.
Must be willing and able to work directly with faculty and able to work
directly with undergraduate and graduate students.
Ability to travel overnight to yearly conferences and training events as
Ability to move computer equipment (less than 50lbs.)
Advanced degree in above field.
Demonstrated problem assessment and operational problem solving skills,
aptitude for assessing and incorporating new technologies.
For more information visit: https://jobs.wustl.edu/ (search for Data
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