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Friday, April 27, 2012

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in eScience Data Management and Preservation

Indiana University

The Indiana University (IU) Data to Insight Center and the IU University Libraries, is offering a two-year CLIR/DLF Data Curation Fellowship. The Fellow will be based organizationally within the Data to Insight Center but will focus on collaborative initiatives between D2I and the IU Libraries. These include cornerstone research projects of the center such as the National Science Foundation-funded DataNet SEAD (Sustainable Environment-Actionable Data) Virtual Archive, the HathiTrust Research Center, and our Sloan funded work on non-consumptive research methodologies. This fellowship will work on projects that will provide direct experience in non-consumptive research methodologies, policies, principles, and applied tools for data curation and management and involvement in novel applications of data provenance management, as well as working with tools and methods for mass-scale data mining.

While we will consider applications from a broad range of fields, we are particularly interested in scholars with a strong background in informatics, computer science, or information studies; or discipline-based scholars with a research record in data management, data mining, or analytics but who are interested in working on other large-scale data cyberinfrastructure projects. The Fellow will work under the guidance of the Director and Co-Director of the Data to Insight Center (the latter is also an Associate Dean in the University Libraries), and will engage with the other faculty and staff of the Center, as well as with IU System Wide groups working on data management and curation services. This includes faculty with tenure homes in the IU Libraries, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Informatics and Computing, University Information Technology Services-Research Technologies, and other centers in the Pervasive Technology Institute.

The Fellow will participate in national meetings with other CLIR/DLF Data Curation Fellows and will attend at least one relevant conference such as SC (SuperComputing), ASIS&T RDAP (Research Data Access and Preservation), IDCC (International Digital Curation Conference) or other related events  In addition, the Fellow will learn about the different departments and operations of a nationally renowned research cyberinfrastructure program, a world-class research center, and a nationally recognized research library that is actively engaging with our university partners on data management and curation issues. The Fellow will have access to a variety of mentors during this timeframe and will have ample opportunity for pursuing scholarship in this area in the form of presentations and papers. At the end of the first year, the Fellow will have developed an understanding of many of the issues facing universities and research centers that are actively involved in data cyberinfrastruc!

ture support and will have had an opportunity to work with scholars involved in the HathiTrust Research Center and the SEAD Project. By the end of the second year, the Fellow will have developed a long-range plan for extending the reach of the Center and the Libraries based on our current research thrusts around large-scale data and will have made connections within the data curation landscape of libraries, archives, and computational cyberinfrastructure centers.

Desired Qualifications:

• Doctoral work in informatics, computer science, or information studies; or discipline-based scholars who have worked in areas of data management and data mining

• Experience working with large-scale data and text-mining tools such as Hadoop, Cassandra, and Monk/SEASR

• Excellent project management skills

• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues of diverse backgrounds

• Ability to set priorities and manage work and deadlines independently

• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

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