Data Jobs Friday: April 20
Another Friday, another post, another wishlist of skill sets to own….*
Bryn Mawr’s deadline is Monday, so get this out this weekend. They’re looking for a Data Integration Librarian. I was really interested in reading this job ad right up until I came to the “this is a temporary position” line. It’s not clear if this is a leave replacement, sabbatical, or what but I”m not sure how you expect someone to tackle data integration (which really reads more e-resources manage) in a year and only for a year.
The State of Wyoming is looking for a Records and Data Management Analyst. This will be in their archives.
Interested from a business side rather than a library side? JobServe is looking for a Data Architect. That’s here in Chicago. Or you could tackle being a Taxonomist & Browse Developer for Amazon. Part of me is really intrigued by the idea of developing for Amazon. I’d have to find a way not to get hung up on redirecting all the children’s literature in ways that made sense to me. Deloitte in New Jersey is also looking for a Data Architect. It’s IT heavy on the requirements list but there’s plenty of evaluation of taxonomy to go around.
Anyone want to work for NASA? You don’t get to go into space, and you actually don’t get to work for NASA itself, but one of their contractors is looking for a Digital Metadata Systems Librarian. Chalk this one on the systems side of these jobs, though this person will apparently be overseeing the reduction of print materials, so this one looks like there will be a lot of broad activities to tackle. (7+ years experience btw…and you have to be within 100 miles of Greenbelt, MD to apply)
Penn State at Hershey is looking for a Biomedical Informatics and Emerging Technologies Librarian. From the job ad: “The Biomedical Informatics & Emerging Technologies Librarian will expand the library’s role in supporting the basic and clinical biomedical research initiatives, determining and proactively meeting the educational and research needs of faculty.” They said they were starting review resumes on 3/23 but I didn’t see this on LisJobs until 4/12, so I would assume you can still apply?
This falls more on the Linked Data side of things than outside research data sets, but Stanford is looking for a Head of the Data Control Unit, which is in the Metadata Department. They’d optimistically like you to also speak another Western language. (It reads “along with advanced knowledge of one or more Western European languages, XML and skills related to data massaging and development of scripts for automated data manipulation processes”.) Newbies need not apply.
Barnard is looking for a Data Librarian and Manager of the Empirical Reasoning Lab, which wins the job title of the week award. The lab management part includes graduate fellow supervision and management. This one looks like an interesting challenge. I could also argue it looks like two jobs smashed into one, but I’ll be optimistic.
MIT is hiring for two fellowships that will probably fall into the data category, one is for Scholarly Communication and Publishing (there’s just a bit of concern about publishing data :-p) and Digital Preservation and Curation. These could be great positions for new grads to grow in as long as they aren’t intended to be a stopgap that will leave gaping holes when those people move onwards to new great things. (Hat tip @sshreeves)
Sibling-the-Elder went to Dickinson College in Pennsylvania for her undergraduate degree. It’s a lovely campus from what memories I have of visiting. They sent a lot of students abroad and there was a strong language program. Keep that in mind as you read the description for the Social Sciences position that they’re hiring. Yes, it does mention needing to be able to locate datasets, but “Also required is reading knowledge of a foreign language, with preference for Chinese or Japanese.” So…Japanese-fluent, social science, data adept librarians, who wants to go work in Pennsylvania?
Brown University shows up again. We’d seen the Social Sciences Data job and the Data Visualization Coordinator. Now they’re looking for a Semantic Web Programmer/Developer. They’re launching VIVO and looking for someone to support the data ingest, data set management, etc. This is not a librarian position, more a coding/computer science position. It’s an optimistic hope, not sure they’ll find someone with all of these hats. I really must find someone at Brown to sit down and chat with about how all this is going.
Most of the jobs that I find are hard/social/life science related, so it’s always nice to see a Librarian for Digital Humanities Research. This position is at Yale. They also had a Science Research position that I posted last fall, the one year GIS position at the beginning of the year, and a Head of Digital Projects and Metadata more recently. So there should be a number of new people focusing on data from different angles.
Bates University in Maine is looking for a Science Research and Data Librarian. I get hung up on the requirement of three letters of reference. Once we’re past the first job and professors, why aren’t references enough? Those letters so often have to be so general and frankly, I HATE asking for them (as a candidate). I have former colleagues and supervisors who are thrilled to be a reference for me. But if I’d had to get a fresh letter from them for every job I’d ever applied to, I’d have worn out their willingness fast.
Notre Dame is hiring a Metadata Librarian. While this one does have a heavy dose of cataloging, it sounds like there’s some opportunity for data management. Certainly they’d like a linked data guru. I met a couple people from their tech/systems side last summer at Code4Lib-MW, I’d be interested how this position will be working with Eric Lease Morgan and team.