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Librarian Fellow

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

At the time of application, please be prepared to submit a cover letter and resume. Within the online application, please include contact information for at least three professional (3) references. Letters of recommendation from these three professional references will be requested upon selection for a campus interview. The screening of application materials will begin on Monday, September 18, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title
Working Title Librarian Fellow
Position Number 71786
College/Area Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Hiring Unit Technology Incubator
Department Link

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Work Location Spokane
Zip Code 99210
Summary of Duties

Washington State University has an exciting opportunity for a creative, agile, self-directed Research Data Management Librarian interested in working within the healthcare field. This one-year fellowship, supported by the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, will begin as soon as possible.

The Sewell Fellow will be working in the newly formed The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s Technology Incubator.

This position will help launch research data management services for the Technology Incubator. The Fellow will work with relevant stakeholders in developing policies, guidelines and workflows of data management services to ensure good research practice, protection of intellectual property, proper storage and security of research data, compliance with relevant regulations, and appropriate access to research data. The Sewell Fellow will coordinate ongoing training and support for library staff on research data management fundamentals and services. Additionally, the Fellow will provide business assessment and research services for the Incubator’s stakeholders.

This is a 1 year appointment.

Additional Information

Benefits
Competitive benefits available: hrs.wsu.edu/benefits 

The University
Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens — locally, nationally, and globally. As a comprehensive leading land-grant institution, WSU is committed to excellence in each of its research, teaching and outreach missions. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and accountability, continual enhancement of the quality, scope, and impact of research and educational endeavors are at the core of WSU’s strategic priorities.

The WSU campus in Spokane is located in the center of a developing University District downtown and enjoys a premier location along the Spokane River. WSU Spokane is the University’s designated health sciences campus and home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The University offers graduate and professional degrees as well as some undergraduate completion degrees in many health sciences fields. Advanced degrees in criminal justice and K-12 education round out the offerings. The campus also hosts health sciences programs from Eastern Washington University.

WSU is one of only 115 public and private institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a “very high research activity” university. In addition to the Spokane campus, WSU has campuses in Pullman, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, with a developing campus in Everett; four research and extension centers within the state and extension offices in every county; and a Global Campus with online degree programs accessible worldwide. The University’s annual operating budget expenditures are nearly $1 billion.

The College
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is Washington’s premier community-based medical school. It is named after the university’s late president, Elson S. Floyd. Dr. Floyd believed that Washington State University, as the state’s land-grant institution, should train doctors to serve all of Washington.

The mission of the School is to: Develop practical solutions to challenging problems in disease prevention, health care access and delivery; Train primary care physicians who will work in Washington and help alleviate a shortage of doctors, especially in rural and under-served areas; and Develop a strong research component, with faculty members who work on innovative projects, sharing what they know with students in classroom and research settings.

The City
Spokane is a major healthcare hub and the largest along the northern corridor of the United States between Minneapolis and Seattle. It offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care in all fields of medicine, and boasts four major hospitals, including Providence Health’s 644-bed Sacred Heart Medical Center. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.

Anticipated Start Date
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Required Qualifications

•ALA-accredited library degree

•Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people (researchers, clinical faculty, educators, students, staff, clinical, industry and community), with different levels of experience to meet their research data management needs.

Preferred Qualifications

•Knowledge of trends and best practices in research data management throughout the research lifecycle.

•Background in business assessment or commercialization especially in health sciences

•Understanding of contemporary research practices, including workflows, transparency, and reproducibility.

•Understanding of scholarly communication trends, funder requirements, open access, repositories, and research impact measures.

•Experience teaching research data management skills, techniques, and tools.

•Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex projects involving many stakeholders simultaneously.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 09/01/2017
Screening Begin Date 09/15/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

At the time of application, please be prepared to submit a cover letter and resume. Within the online application, please include contact information for at least three professional (3) references.

Letters of recommendation from these three professional references will be requested upon selection for a campus interview.

The screening of application materials will begin on Monday, September 18, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Posting Number 20152286F

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Resume
  3. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents
  1. Other