paid / Charlottesville, Virginia / Full-time
In this role you'll have the opportunity to share your enthusiasm for coding in R/RStudio to help academic health sciences researchers via one-one-one consultations and workshops. You'll work across a variety disciplines (biomedicine, nursing, and public health) with an interesting (but not overwhelming) array of topics across the research lifecycle, from data preparation to creating visualizations for manuscripts.
We welcome applications to join our team at the UVA Health Sciences Library as a research data associate or specialist. In this position you will work alongside researchers as a partner or mentor to help further their research goals. You’ll be seeking and sharing solutions to assist individuals and teams with determining the best data cleaning procedures, data visualization methods, and statistical analysis approaches. You will continually gain new and useful skills as you work on a variety of projects in different research areas.
The position is housed in the Research & Data Services department, which currently maintains a hybrid work schedule. Our new posting (below) has been redefined to cover a broad range of applicant education and experience.
UVA offers a wide array of benefits, including paid time off, health insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, professional development funding, relocation expenses, and more. Charlottesville Virginia, located on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, consistently receives high marks for livability.
Research Data Associate or Research Data Specialist, Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library seeks a service-oriented Research Data Associate or Research Data Specialist to support faculty, staff, and student researchers by providing consultations and training on applied research data analysis across the data lifecycle. Areas of support include cleaning and manipulating data, experimental design, and statistical analysis. This position will also communicate methods and results, through scientific writing and data visualization design.
The Research Data Associate or Research Data Specialist will guide researchers at all proficiency levels through the processes and tools needed to accomplish their data goals. As a member of Research and Data Services (RDAS), the Associate/Specialist will partner with RDAS colleagues to provide expert research data support through multiple areas of the research lifecycle. This position must stay up to date on emerging data science approaches and anticipated research data needs, collaborating with RDAS team members to review and develop services. They will also work with stakeholders across the institution to contribute to university-wide data-related initiatives.
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library has made a commitment to promote diversity and inclusivity among our collections and services. We are committed to creating a more just, inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible environment for our employees and those whom we serve. We seek candidates whose work and/or service demonstrates their proven commitment to these principles.
Priority review of applications will begin on March 20, 2023, but this position will remain open until filled. Anticipated Hiring Range: $55,000 - $65,000 (Associate) or $70,000 - $84,000 (Specialist), commensurate with education and experience.
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