Research Data Services Librarian

Applications are invited for the appointment of a Research Data Services
Librarian in the Li Ka Shing

Library, Singapore Management University.

Singapore Management University Library will be developing a research data
service within its

Scholarly Communication unit. The position holder will be responsible for
strategically developing

and building research data services in support of SMU researchers' needs to
manage, preserve and

provide access to their own and other data sets. The Research Data Service
provides support for

acquisition of data sets, organization, access and use of primary and
secondary data resources, data

extraction and research data stewardship.

The Research Data Services Librarian will work collaboratively with faculty,
students, and staff

throughout SMU to help them with their research data management planning
process. He/She will

design, develop and maintain appropriate systems and infrastructure needed to
support research

data curation and access services in collaboration with relevant units of the
university and the library.


1. In consultation with other library staff and the Head, Scholarly
Communication, provide

leadership in the development and implementation of Library's Research Data

2. Identify strategies for understanding the evolving research data curation
needs of SMU

researchers, using various channels, such as in-person interviews or online
surveys forms,

and analyse information requirements

3. Manage the daily operations of the research data services to SMU
researchers, including

acquisition of data resources, support on accessing and using data resources,

extraction, and management of resource sharing and storage

4. Develop and implement policies, workflows, and infrastructure regarding the

of data resources

5. Provide assistance and user education services, such as workshops and
online learning

materials, on research data management and research data use

6. Liaise with the Library Technology and Innovation unit and SMU's Integrated

Technology Services on development and support of systems, infrastructure,

applications in relation to research data curation

7. Promote the Research Data Services

8. Undertake research and development in the areas of data and information

9. Participate in library wide projects and servicesRequirements

More details about the position is available at

How to Apply

Interested applicants, please email your resume with a covering letter to

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selection criteria. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

1. MSc in library and information science from a recognized university and
relevant experience

in an academic setting

2. Masters/ Undergraduate degree in field of social sciences, business,
economics or

information systems preferred

3. Experience working with research data management as a researcher or
research data

manager or digital archivist

4. Knowledge of issues and developments in eResearch, data management and


5. Knowledge of major quantitative and qualitative software packages used in

sciences and business such as SAS, SPSS, Matlab, NVivo, Strata

6. Highly developed organisational and analytical skills with demonstrated
ability to

work independently as well as collaboratively, to set priorities, show
initiative and

balance the demands of working in a multi-functional work environment

7. Demonstrated experience in information management or content management,

knowledge of current technologies and standards such as institutional
repositories and


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