[CODATA-international] Director of Princeton Research Data Service – Princeton University – NJ
asha at codata.org
Wed Dec 5 23:16:47 EST 2018
Princeton University seeks a visionary and innovative leader to create and
direct the new Princeton Research Data Service (PRDS). The Director will
provide overall leadership for the establishment of a strong collaborative
initiative with the campus research community, guiding Princeton
researchers toward best practices in data collection, data formatting, data
maintenance, data access, and data management. The Director will facilitate
access to, manage, steward and store digital research data. The Director
will be responsible for spearheading the consultation and training services
provided by professional research data specialists. The Director will be a
visible leader, both on campus, nationally, and internationally, and able
to continually assess the evolving needs of the campus research community
with respect to data management across disciplines, based on trends in the
field of practice as well as the requirements of federal funding agencies
Reporting directly to the University Librarian, the Director will also work
closely with the Dean for Research Office (DFR) and Office of Information
Technology (OIT) to develop appropriate policies, data repository and
storage infrastructure for the University. A Policy Advisory Committee
consisting of senior personnel from OIT, the Library, DFR, and faculty from
each division, will provide guidance and make appropriate recommendations
on matters related to infrastructure, security, privacy, open access,
preservation of codes, sensitive data, inter-institutional collaborations,
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning
that stands in the nation’s service and the service of humanity. As a
world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest
levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and
understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research
universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.
- Working knowledge of current trends and technical, legal and
information policy issues in research data management.
- Demonstrated understanding of the data needs of the academic community.
- Four or more years of increasingly responsible management and
supervisory experience in an academic or research institution.
- Successful experience building and maintaining effective academic
partnerships and collaborations.
- Evidence of significant change management primarily in the definition
and introduction of new services in a research environment.
- Experience in successfully managing technology staff, teams and
- Evidence of outstanding communication, interpersonal, analytical, and
- Demonstrated ability to function effectively under conditions of
organizational complexity and ambiguity.
- A strong commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce and work
- Educated to Masters or a higher level.
Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:
<https://careers.princeton.edu/>* and must include a resume, cover letter,
and a list of three references with full contact information.
Direct Link to Posting:
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
<http://www.princeton.edu/hr/policies/statement/1.0/1.0.1/> and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Asha Law | Program Assistant, CODATA | http://www.codata.org
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