Research Data Specialist

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Curriculum / Program
  • Systems / Operations
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Research
  • Data / Database

POSITION DESCRIPTION Working independently and with initiative, the Research Data Specialist position is a non-supervisory position that reports to the Digital Learning and Scholarship team leader. The RDS will provide leadership and expertise in the areas of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, geospatial data visualization, working in collaboration with campus-wide initiatives around research data management, providing guidance and creating best practices for ethical data creation, cultural analysis and dissemination.

The RDS will be creatively engaged with faculty and students involved in digital scholarship, supporting and serving as a resource to campus members developing digital projects and publications, including those with data visualization or GIS components. This individual is expected to establish partnerships with faculty throughout the University in order to (1) identify emerging research or instructional needs; (2) create competencies around data literacy and use, such as standards around informed consent or ethics of web scraping secondary data; (3) maintain awareness of federal agency requirements regarding data management, including funding requirements for data integrity and access; (4) assess usage and impact.

QUALIFICATIONS Required: Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

ENVIRONMENT The Kelvin Smith Library is a dynamic, technology-rich, and highly collaborative organization that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, and CNI. Supported by an endowment, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship integrates e-research and digital scholarship services. Founded in 1826, the University is an internationally recognized private research university serving 4,400 undergraduates and 5,650 graduate students with a full-time faculty of 3,055. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.

SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS The full job description and application information are available at (job ID 6659).

Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.