The Research Cyberinfrastructure group at the Division of Information Technology (DoIT), University of Wisconsin-Madison, is seeking an RCI Consultant to support the data and computational workflows of researchers and research communities across the University.
The RCI Consultant will engage and consult with researchers on the full portfolio of RCI services and will serve as the operational lead of the Electronic Lab Notebook service. This person will be an important bridge between research cyberinfrastructure resources and researchers, helping researchers leverage and adopt appropriate services and create research workflows to meet their computing, data management, and data security requirements.
The Research CI Consultant will join a cross-functional RCI team in central IT and will collaborate with colleagues in other RCI units, including the Center for High Throughput Computing, Research Data Services, and Data Science Hub, to help researchers take advantage of the many RCI resources the University provides. The person in this role will guide researchers to appropriate tools and best practices through consulting, training, and outreach. The RCI Consultant will serve as a resource to researchers in all disciplines for computing, storage, and data management and data-sharing services that span the continuum of on-premise and public cloud environments. As the operational lead of the ELN service, this individual will perform service management functions and leadership to ensure that the service meets the needs of researchers for data management and research reproducibility. A successful candidate for this position will possess a desire for learning new skills in a rapidly evolving RCI ecosystem, an understanding of researcher needs, and the ability to work independently as well as on teams.
About the Research Cyberinfrastructure Group:
The RCI team is a focus area within the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at the Division of Information Technology. This team was founded in 2019 and is growing and adding capabilities to meet the evolving needs of campus researchers. Our team focuses on enterprise level services for data lifecycle, data storage, data science, and cloud computing. We collaborate with IT and RCI colleagues in DoIT and academic units to enable adoption of services by researchers in all disciplines and with all types of data and compliance requirements. We are a researcher-facing group, helping users design, test, and adapt data collection and analysis workflows. Our vision is to provide an integrated end-to-end infrastructure that makes it easier for researchers to build data and computing pipelines to enable their innovations. The RCI team strives to provide a working environment that welcomes all ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds and works together on complex and challenging research cyberinfrastructure issues.
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