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Saturday, March 12, 2016

F/T - Data Catalog Coordinator, NYU Health Sci Lib (NY)

Data Catalog Coordinator

NYU Health Sciences Library seeks applicants for the position of Data Catalog Coordinator to plan and conduct outreach efforts promoting the Library’s Data Catalog ( to NYU researchers, create and curate metadata describing appropriate researcher datasets, and assist researchers with submitting their own metadata to the Data Catalog. As part of the Library’s Data Services Team, the Data Catalog Coordinator will collaborate with colleagues on additional tasks and projects as needed.
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. The NYU Health Sciences Library supports the mission and vision of the NYU Langone Medical Center and related health sciences communities, and is at the forefront of research data management in health sciences libraries.
• Planning, conducting, and documenting outreach initiatives to researchers.
• Creating, curating, and maintaining accurate metadata for datasets.
• Assisting researchers with submitting metadata for datasets.
• Refining and entering metadata for datasets.
• Directing researchers to platforms or repositories for data storage.
• Other duties within the Data Services Team and the Library as assigned.
• Serve on library committees and task forces as appropriate.
Required qualifications
• Bachelor's degree.
• Exposure to the research process.
• Strong understanding of metadata.
• Comfortable meeting with researchers independently.
• Documented ability to plan, organize, and implement outreach activities in an academic or other relevant setting.
• Documented ability to work independently and in teams.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Excellent organizational skills.
Preferred qualifications
• MLS or similar graduate degree.
• An undergraduate or graduate-level science or public health background.
• Awareness of data storage and data sharing options for biomedical researchers.