The University of Virginia, Research Librarian, Charlottesville, Virginia

The University of Virginia Health System seeks an innovative librarian to join the Health Sciences Library’s Research and Data Services team. This position will support the biomedical, clinical, and translational research missions of the Health System by building and developing information services and reproducible workflows across the research lifecycle. The Research Librarian will serve as a liaison to selected Health System departments, engaging with faculty, staff and students at all levels of experience.


Working with a team of information and data specialists, the librarian will:

Engage with faculty, staff, and students to better understand research information and data needs and develop and strengthen relationships between the library and researchers

Support library efforts to describe research output and productivity by assisting with the collection, management, and reporting of indicators such as publication counts, awarded grants, and other metrics

Provide solutions for scholarly information and data workflow issues by providing expertise on methods for retrieving literature, synthesizing knowledge, monitoring trends, organizing citations and full text

Advocate for scientific data management and stewardship practices by advising researchers to store, manage and share data reliably, following principles such as FAIR and utilizing tools such as the Open Science Framework

Advise researchers on resources related to finding funding, including strategies and tools to identify public and private opportunities

Monitor the biomedical publishing landscape for current practices and evolving trends around open science, reproducibility, and research impact

The Environment

The University of Virginia is an internationally renowned research and teaching institution ranking 3rd nationally among public universities according to US News Best Colleges. The University of Virginia School of Medicine has received the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the sixth year in a row.

Charlottesville, located on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is consistently recognized for its quality of life. Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with historic sites, vineyards, and hiking and biking trails, its small town setting offers a vibrant entertainment and restaurant scene. Recent accolades include One of America’s Best Small Cities for Foodies (Travelocity), and #5 ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is a fast paced collaborative environment that broadly defines its role in serving health sciences faculty, staff, and students though its innovative services and spaces. The Library’s Research and Data Services department consists of both librarians and data scientists, who work together to support researchers throughout the research life cycle.

Required Degree

ALA-accredited masters degree in library or information science, or advanced degree in health sciences, biomedicine, public health, or related field. New graduates are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

Strong service orientation and public service skills;

Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work independently and on teams.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Experience with the provision of information services;

Competence in providing instruction, both formal and informal, to different audiences and skill levels;

Knowledge of an academic health sciences research environment.

To Apply:

Visit and search Posting Number 0622049. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open to applications until filled.  Applications received before December 1, 2017 will receive priority.

For further information about the position and application process, please contact Andrea Denton at The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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