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We are seeking a Librarian III-Research Data Informationist who will have advanced knowledge of the research data lifecycle and of the range of data services increasingly supported in research libraries, including data acquisition, curation, management, sharing, and stewardship. The position will work with researchers and stakeholders to cultivate data literacy, support responsible data practices, and collaborate with other data support units at Hopkins to offer scalable and sustainable research data services, with a particular focus on services that support accessing and using clinical data for research. The Librarian III-Data Informationist will have knowledge of funder policies and mandates that affect acquiring, storing, and sharing research data. The successful candidate will work closely with other Informationists at Welch to develop and deliver library instruction and services. The position reports to the Associate Director of Informationist Services.
The Librarian III-Data Informationist should understand the ways that social and structural biases can be amplified in the ways that data is produced, encoded, and analyzed and be familiar with best practices and recommendations to mitigate the factors that propagate further mischaracterization and exploitation of marginalized peoples.
Johns Hopkins University and the Welch Medical Library are actively committed to building and sustaining a community of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Welch Medical Library welcomes applications from underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates invested in creating and enriching an inclusive environment through their work and interactions.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Develop and deliver instruction on a wide range of data related topics.
Provide instruction and consultations for researchers on how to access clinical data for research.
Support for identification and use of health sciences data sets for research and secondary data analysis.
Identify opportunities to connect with and provide support for research coordinators and early career researchers to build capacity for responsible data practices.
Help researchers identify repositories for their research data.
Provide training to researchers and students working with data on creating successful research protocols.
The Data Informationist will form collaborative partnerships with
Johns Hopkins Medicine Data Trust.
Center for Clinical Data Analysis (CCDA).
Offices of Research Administration in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Institutional Review Boards for School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Data Services at the Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University.
And other data services entities across Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or an advanced related degree such as data sciences, informatics, biomedical sciences, or basic sciences is required.
Three years professional library experience working in an academic health sciences or biomedical library, a research data management program, or working with research data or in data services in a research organization.
Highly collaborative approach to problem-solving, with a proven track record of developing key partnerships.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Flexibility and eagerness to learn new skills in a rapidly evolving data landscape.
Demonstrate experience working with APIs, Python, and SQL.
Experience using data capture tools such as RedCap and Qualtrics.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of regulatory policies for research and clinical data.
Demonstrate abilities in teaching evidence-based practice to health professions learners.
Expert database searching and citation management skills.
High level of analytical skills.
Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills.
Knowledge of medical ontologies such as ICD, SNOMED
Knowledge/use of software and tools used in data analytics and research (Juptyr Notebook, electronic lab notebooks, statistical analysis tools such as R, SPSS, etc.)
Ability to navigate and form working partnerships in a complex organization.
*Welch Medical Library is prepared to support training and coursework for otherwise well-qualified candidates that may not already possess the above skills and qualifications.
**Please include a cover letter with application. The cover letter should address how the candidate's work, education, or other experience demonstrates competency to perform the specific duties and responsibilities of this position.
Classified Title: Librarian III Working Title: Librarian III- Data Informationist Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $61,070-$83,900-$106,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Admin Welch Informationist Services Personnel area: School of Medicine
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