Data Visualization Analyst, Duke University Libraries
Duke University Libraries
The Duke University Libraries are seeking a Data
Visualization Analyst that supports data visualization across multiple
disciplines at Duke University. The position is responsible
for providing instruction and outreach to faculty, students, and
interdisciplinary campus groups, supporting both individual and team or lab
visualization projects. The Data Visualization Analyst also represents Duke in
the data visualization community and assists in developing and evolving
visualization services in concert with faculty needs and research computing
strategies. The position reports to the Head of Data and Visualization
Services within Duke University Libraries and works under the guidance of the
Data Visualization Coordinator.
* Advises, consults and provides technical support and training to students and faculty from all academic disciplines in the visualization of data.
* Leads workshops and training session on data visualization tools and strategies.
* Supports researchers in the Data and Visualization Lab with data and data visualization questions.
* Creates guides, interfaces, and tutorials to enhance data visualization at Duke University.
* Provides software assessment; recommends packages for site license consideration, and advises IT community on specifications for display and rendering hardware and software.
* Participates in relevant conferences and meetings. Takes responsibility for developing a personal development plan in alignment with the ITS strategic plan.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will
demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific
position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration,
creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.
Required: Master's degree in a field related to data visualization (e.g.,
computational social science, information science, data science, data
journalism, graphic design) or equivalent combination of education and
**Preferred:** Second advanced degree in a related field.
* One to three years' experience working in the area of information visualization or comparable education and experience;
* Demonstrated ability to provide consultations and instruction to researchers on information visualization;
* Demonstrated experience with one or more data visualization tools or libraries (e.g., Tableau, d3.js, ggplot2, 3D modelling software);
* Broad experience with data cleaning/processing/transformation techniques;
* An understanding of current best practices in designing visualizations based on research in the field, as demonstrated through sample visualization projects, publications, or training;
* Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
* Able to work independently and as a member of a team.
* Previous experience supporting data visualization in a research setting;
* Experience with data management (e.g., provenance documentation, data verification, archival formats);
* Extensive experience in one or more of the following subfields of data visualization: information visualization, scientific visualization, geospatial visualization, visualization for humanities projects.
* Able to construct and automatically extract information from databases;
* Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
* Normal office environment
* Occasional weekend shifts required.
* Occasional travel required
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work
being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of a person in this position.
**Salary and Benefits**
Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits
package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health,
dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development
Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most
prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks
annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the
shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and
ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its
branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, Biological and
Environmental Sciences, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine
Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.1
million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United
Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research,
medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters.
Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of
more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural,
recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently
located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate
climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.
Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional
benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide
ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found
An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be
submitted at http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/main.html - refer to Requisition #
400971616. Review of applications will begin immediately
and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age,
color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national
origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke
University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is
actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.
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