The University of Virginia seeks a service-oriented data specialist to join the Health Sciences Library’s Research and Data Services team supporting the UVA Health System’s biomedical research endeavors. This position will develop and provide consultation and education services supporting the discovery, acquisition, and use of data for health-related research.
The Clinical Research Data Specialist will develop and provide educational opportunities to support researchers at all proficiency levels, assessing needs, coordinate learning opportunities, and actively marketing content. The incumbent will develop a roster of workshops and online modules to provide hands-on training in technical data management, clinical statistics, and presentation, both leading these sessions and also recruiting appropriate instructors to provide content. The Clinical Research Data Specialist will identify useful local, statewide, national, and international biomedical data sources and consult on acquisition, transfer, and storage. In addition, the specialist will provide guidance on using software, web applications, and relational databases for health related research for collecting, cleaning, and interpreting data. The specialist will collaborate with staff from other institutional units and pan-university efforts such as the UVA BioConnector, Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (THRIV), and Computation and Data Resource Exchange (CADRE).