Lab Data Management Specialist

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 037582 Department Code 21825-3210 Department Physics Job Title Lab Data Management Specialist Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience. Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
Participate in the research, software, data, and publication workflow (organization and process management throughout the research lifecycle) of the lab, including identifying best practices and engaging with students and postdocs to train them in best practices and assess compliance with lab policies. Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in library & information science, information management technology, or a related field. Job Specific Qualifications
Experience in using data science tools, public data repositories, citation management systems is required. Familiarity with software management and versioning control tools (e.g git/github), and/or scientific communication via social media is a strong plus. Capacity to train undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral research associates to use information science tools is required. Experience in communicating with scientists is preferred. Responsibilities
Revamp lab’s data management plan:
  • Identify a data repository for public lab data.
  • Work with PI and trainees to identify different types of data generated in our computational physics group.
  • Specify which types of data must be publicly archived, as well as appropriate metadata.
  • Specify plan for removal (or saving of limited data) that is not publicly archived.
  • Train lab members in depositing data and citing deposited data even for codebases that are not yet publicly available.
  • Continually assess and ensure compliance with data management policy.
  • Work with Research Computing to develop a spreadsheet or tool for keeping track of data storage accounts on our server, and identifying methods to sunset accounts.
Develop a software management policy and train students:
  • Identify how archived data sets should be coupled to existing software distribution (via github).
  • Work with group to identify best practices for software distribution and then implement.
  • Identify tools for managing software development within the Manning group.
Develop a common literature citation workflow and train students:
  • Identify a local server/location for storing information.
  • Solicit information and then identify a common software tool for literature searching/citations (Mendeley, Zotero, etc.).
  • Train lab members on policy for adding manuscripts to literature bank.
  • Train lab members on adding citations to joint citation software.
  • Develop a workflow for exporting bibliographic information in various outputs (endnote, bibtext) and train lab members.
  • Keep track of which lab members are monitoring which publications, or develop better method for engaging trainees to keep track of new research.
Develop a template for group presentations/posters:
  • Common font, style, etc, to facilitate sharing of slides and poster material between group members.
Develop a social media communication strategy, manage twitter account, help trainees with social media strategies to amplify impact of scholarly work. Physical Requirements
Not Applicable Tools/Equipment
Not Applicable Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
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Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEO Statement
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
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Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 10/04/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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