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** Vacancy Announcement Reposted **

Science Research Data Librarian Position at the National Institute of Standards and Technology



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Announcement Number: ADMR-2014-0019

Position Title: Librarian ZA-1410-III (GS-11/12 equivalent)

Salary:  $63,091.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year

Position Information: Term Appointment, not to exceed 2 years


Duty Locations: Gaithersburg, MD, US


The Information Services Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking an experienced individual to help accelerate the development of the Office's research data management services. ISO is a team-based environment, which emphasize knowledge sharing and collaboration to provide services to NIST scientific and technical staff throughout their research and publishing cycles. The selectee will serve as a Scientific Research Data Librarian to identify strategies for understanding and responding to the evolving research data service needs of NIST researchers. In partnership with ISO's Digital Services Librarian, the selectee will develop and provide consultation on methods for data stewardship including managing, describing, preserving, and making NIST research data accessible to appropriate audiences. The selectee will assist NIST researchers formulate data management plans, and prepare data for publication, reporting, and repository ingest. The selectee will identify and recommend tools, techniques, and practices for management of research data throughout its lifecycle. The selectee will also monitor, investigate, and report on emerging trends, best practices, and technologies in digital data stewardship, e-science, scholarly publishing, and open access.


This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment.


The job requires the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

*         Knowledge of the life cycle of research data in the context of scholarly publishing and digital preservation.

*         Skill in applying methods to curate research data.

*         Skill in using tools for managing digital data.

*         Ability to communicate orally and in writing with all levels of stakeholders and customers.

*         Ability to plan and deliver training on research data management to all levels of stakeholders and customers.

*         Knowledge of current issues in eScience/eResearch.

*         Ability to analyze and synthesize complex concepts and issues, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing you experience.

This position has a Selective Factor and Specialized Experience requirements:

Selective Factor:   Knowledge of science research data management.

Specialized experience:  curating a digital collection including managing a digital repository.

For complete information on the qualifications and how to apply, go to the full job announcement on USAJobs at:

Regina Avila
Digital Services Librarian
National Institute of Standards and Technology