The Research Data Librarian will provide leadership in developing a programmatic approach to research data services for The Ohio State University Libraries. The Research Data Librarian is responsible for providing supports students and faculty alike through instruction and consultation, providing support and education for the use of secondary data, assists researchers with data management plans, data sharing and long-term data stewardship options, and facilitates the interpretation of data in various contexts. This position will emphasize collaborating with researchers in the sciences and social sciences, but may support data practices and literacies in a wide variety of disciplines and with other populations. The Research Data Librarian will also work to coordinate data education, curation of open data, and consultation activities. Through consultations, training, advocacy, and collaborative initiatives, the Research Data Librarian supports data practices across many phases of research and learning.
Reporting to the Head of Research Services, the Research Data Librarian will work with stakeholders and researchers within the Libraries, Ohio State, and external partners to address issues related to the discovery, use, and stewardship of research data. The successful candidate will innovate and collaborate with a team of colleagues in the Libraries to maintain/improve systems for description, storage, discovery, and access to tabular, spatial, and text-corpus data. The Research Data Librarian will lead in-reach efforts in the Libraries in order to spread awareness of library resources and services among researchers, including faculty, staff and students. The Research Data Librarian will participate in library-wide committees, activities, and special projects, especially those involving newly implemented technologies and data.Tenure TrackSalary Range: $65,000 to $75,000