Staff 

 

Data Visualization Specialist - 2 year term

 

Description: The Data Visualization Specialist will help researchers and project teams understand and use data visualization techniques to support their work.  The specialist will support the research agendas of faculty and students, enhance curricula, and encourage research innovation across the University relating to data visualization and visual thinking. The specialist will provide consulting services to faculty and students and collaborate with other campus units already providing visualization and design services.  The specialist will work closely with the Data Management Services Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the GIS Specialist, the Head of Digital Initiatives, and others in both the Research Commons and elsewhere in University Libraries to increase understanding of visual data issues, ranging from preparing data for visualization to limitations of data visualization. The specialist will be responsible for leveraging research software and technology resources to enhance course development and research innovation. 

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer/Information Science, Graphic Design, related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience; Experience or background in data science, data analytics, or experience in graphic design ;Experience working with a variety of proprietary and open source data visualization applications, such as those used to create timelines, maps, dashboards, infographics, charts, graphs, etc; Experience with, and knowledge of, digital research tools and methods; Understanding of university research environments and the ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment; Excellent communications skills including the ability to clearly and concisely express complex work and ideas in everyday language; Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently on projects.

Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree or other advanced degree in a computing field or field related to Art, Technology, or Design; Experience teaching data visualization techniques using specific software such as Tableau, Gephi, Excel, ArcGIS, InDesign or Google Fusion Tables; Teaching experience in higher education; Experience or familiarity with web-delivered interactive visualizations; Experience or familiarity with creating visualizations from real-time data streams; Experience with visualizing text analysis.

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75095 from December 3, 2016 through December 18, 2016.

 

Data Services Specialist - 2 year term

Description: The Data Services Specialist for Outreach and Education will join the Data Management Librarian to develop instructional programming and documentation to assist faculty and students in managing the lifecycle of data resulting from research projects of all types. The successful candidate will work with colleagues, engage the campus in broader conversations around e-science and e-scholarship and will contribute to the Libraries' initiatives to adapt, design and develop tools and services for organizing, storing and sharing research data. The specialist will collaborate with colleagues in the library to articulate and execute an integrated set of data services supporting individual researchers and scholars as well as departmental or cross-institutional research teams.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, natural sciences, physical sciences, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience; A demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in sciences, with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data; Experience developing user-centered instruction including work with scalable solutions and online delivery mechanisms; Familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and others; Familiarity with the DMPTool or the DMPonline; Experience with data management and curation, with a focus on research practices relating to data organization, metadata schemas for data sets, format migration, preservation, reuse and retrieval; Excellent communication skills including the ability to clearly and concisely express complex work and ideas in everyday language; Ability to work with faculty and research support staff in a higher education setting.

Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree or other advanced degree in library science, information science, or other field related to information organization; Demonstrated initiative in working across organizational boundaries; Knowledge of national and international trends in data management and curation; Teaching experience in higher education; Experience assessing teaching effectiveness.

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75092 from December 3, 2016 through December 18, 2016.


Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, natural sciences, physical sciences, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience; A demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in sciences, with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data; Experience developing user-centered instruction including work with scalable solutions and online delivery mechanisms; Familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and others; Familiarity with the DMPTool or the DMPonline; Experience with data management and curation, with a focus on research practices relating to data organization, metadata schemas for data sets, format migration, preservation, reuse and retrieval; Excellent communication skills including the ability to clearly and concisely express complex work and ideas in everyday language; Ability to work with faculty and research support staff in a higher education setting.