Research Data Specialist

University of Virginia Health Science Library
Job Location
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0722
Job Description

Research Data Specialist

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 preparation, technical management, and analysis of data for biomedical research.



The Research Data Specialist will consult with researchers (faculty, staff, and students) on selection, implementation, and interpretation of data analytic methods to advance health research throughout the University of Virginia. The Specialist will assess educational needs and develop and provide consultations and training on quantitative data management and analytics, using open source tools that increase the reproducibility and replicability of research, such R, Python, and GitHub. The Research Data 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). 



Master’s degree in Computer, Information, Data Science, or, academic discipline with quantitative research experience. Excellent communication skills. Desire to provide highly responsive user-centered services. Proficiency with one or more open source computational environments, either R or Python. Interest in providing instruction, both formal and informal, to varying audiences and skill levels. Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work independently and on teams.

How to Apply

Visit  and search Posting Number 0620412. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  The position will remain open to applications until filled.  Applications received before March 31, 2017 will receive priority.

About Our Organization

The University of Virginia is an internationally renowned research and teaching institution ranking 2nd nationally among public universities according to US News Best Colleges.  In today’s academic research environment, data plays a central role in how new knowledge is created.  The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is a fast paced collaborative environment that broadly defines its role in serving biomedical researchers though specialized bioinformatics instruction, training, and consultation.  

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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