The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Library and Archives seeks a highly motivated, collaborative, and enthusiastic Science Informationist to join an established team of information professionals that serves the research community of CSHL. This is an opportunity to work with prominent scientists, postdocs, and grad students at the forefront of research in molecular biology, genomics, quantitative biology, plant biology, and neuroscience at our world-renowned biomedical research institution. The successful candidate will be a life sciences professional with quantitative biology experience looking to transition from academic research or into a science-support environment. The candidate will work with CSHL researchers to provide expert guidance on research data management and preservation, reference management, and other science-support activities related to the areas of research at CSHL. The ideal applicant will become an effective asset to our research teams and improve research output within the CSHL Community. The Science Data Informationist reports to the Executive Director of the Library and Archives.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
– Investigate research practices and remain current with information resources related to data planning, use, organization, management, storage, and curation
– Participate in efforts to measure the impact of CSHL research by utilizing web-based analytic services such as Dimensions, Clarivate, Lens.org, Altmetrics, etc.
– Lead the Library’s Research Data Management initiative by implementing and teaching the best practices of research data management
– Offer subject training opportunities to the CSHL scientific community in reference management, data management planning, and related areas of interest
– Serve as liaison to our research laboratories by forging relationships with faculty and students and create innovative information resource tools that respond to trends in scientific research
-Participate in a new project incorporation of artificial intelligence in our library
– Provide search services to graduate students, faculty, and researchers in cancer biology, genomics, plant biology, neuroscience, and quantitative biology throughout the research life cycle
– Provide support to our research administrators in maintaining public profile systems (Google Scholar, ORCID, myNCBI, etc.) for CSHL researchers
– Provide expertise in utilizing databases such as PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science, in addition to web content management tools.
– Participate in Science Journal Club program for high school students.
Position RequirementsEducation: Advanced degree in Life Science, Data Science or related disciplines.
Experience: 1-3 years’ experience working in a life sciences academic environment. A passionate interest in current Life Sciences research and experience in science communication. Knowledge of medical, biological, chemical, and allied subjects is required—experience in genomics, quantitative biology, or machine learning is particularly desired. Experience writing grants is a plus.
Skills: Familiarity with research and teaching information needs in the life sciences. Must be strongly computer literate. Knowledge of the publication process in the sciences. Ability to comprehend the current research projects within the CSHL community. Familiarity and skill with, and the ability to train others on, the various platforms provided by the Library, including research information management systems, databases (PubMed, Scopus, GEO, etc.), reference management software (EndNote, Mendeley, PaperPile) etc. Ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal, multitasking, verbal, and written communication skills are required.
Please apply for the position via the CSHL careers website at:
Position Number 00534-E
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
For more information about CSHL, please visit us at www.cshl.edu.
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
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