Job Posting: Basic Science Liaison/Research Data Management Librarian, The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks a creative, dynamic and innovative Basic Science Liaison/Research Data Management Librarian.


Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information & Research Services, the Basic Science Liaison/Research Data Management Librarian is responsible for planning, promoting and providing basic science research information and research data management services in the OHSU Library and to faculty, students and researchers at OHSU. These services will range across the research data life cycle, including instruction, consultation, and expert support. He or she also leverages library expertise and identifies new partnership opportunities as we expand and strengthen our liaison support to the basic science departments and research centers. Continually assessing the needs of OHSU Library’s users, the Basic Science Liaison/Research Data Management Librarian will develop and implement new programs and services as appropriate, investigating and anticipating the evolving needs of the basic science researchers at OHSU. As the library liaison to the basic science departments and research centers, this position keeps informed on current issues in translational medicine, data science, and selects and evaluates materials related to basic sciences and research data management.


The Basic Science Liaison/Research Data Management Librarian plans, promotes and provides information services to support the needs of faculty, residents, staff and students at OHSU; serves as the liaison to assigned basic science departments by cultivating relationships with faculty, post doctoral fellows, staff and students in liaison areas; writes curriculum and provides educational programs in one-on-one and group settings, meeting the needs of OHSU users. As a member of the Library Faculty, the Basic Science Liaison/Research Data Management Librarian participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies. This position requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession.



Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Required: Accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (for example, library and information science, bioinformatics, or related area) or an advanced degree in a life sciences field; demonstrated familiarity with core science reference tools and citation management software; working knowledge of research data management, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data; strong customer service orientation; excellent oral, written, analytical and interpersonal communication skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences; evidence of initiative and flexibility; self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team;  record of scholarship, teaching, and/or active membership in professional organizations.



Preferred: 2 years’ experience in life sciences librarianship; experience performing laboratory science; experience or interest in scripting or programing; excellent presentation skills; experience in an academic health sciences library setting; membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)



The Institution:



The Institution: Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center and is made up of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Public Health; College of Pharmacy; numerous Centers and Institutes; OHSU Healthcare; and related programs. The OHSU Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon.



The Information & Research Services Department is responsible for the public services and collections activities in the Library. Liaison Librarians provide services to the departments, centers and schools at OHSU, and in the community. Liaisons reach out to and foster active communication and collaboration with constituents in their liaison areas. The Access Services staff triage library users’ information needs to the appropriate library staff member, whether the users’ first point of contact is an on-site service desk, or by telephone or email. Working with library staff and OHSU users, the Collection Management staff acquire and catalog resources and facilitate access to the Library’s collections.



Rank and Salary: This is a faculty position with a 12 month appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.



Applications and Nominations: To apply please visit  and search for position IRC50081. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until filled.



OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.





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