Repository Community LibrarianOregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks a creative and service-oriented Repository Community Librarian. The successful candidate will have exciting opportunities to develop innovative new library services in a dynamic environment.
Reporting to the Director of Curatorial Services, the Repository Community Librarian works directly with the OHSU community to develop and deliver services in support of the library’s institutional repository initiative. The position leads the community in developing a repository for active, local digital assets, including images, video, documents, and data. With critical responsibility for growth, relevance, sustainability, and innovation in the Library, the position dedicates significant effort to collaborative work with faculty, students, and staff, demonstrating outcomes through presentations, publications, and reports.
The position will:
- Collaborate with a lively, cross-functional team to plan, implement, and evaluate a robust suite of digital repository services for OHSU. Play a key role in researching, testing, recommending, and implementing new technologies
- Create and teach classes, workshops, and instruction sessions for the OHSU community on repository services and procedures; provide ongoing, customized consultation, training, and support to users
- Develop an engaged, collaborative community around institutional digital assets; work with the OHSU community to develop shared digital asset collections
- Lead ongoing, regular assessment of repository services and technologies; work with library and external staff to identify and prioritize support needs and systems improvements
- Maintain and promote awareness of standards, trends, and best practices in digital assets management and institutional repositories. Participate in regional, national, and international discourse
- Establish procedures and workflows for selection, intake, and access to institutional digital assets
- Establish and maintain institutional guidelines for describing, managing, and delivering digital assets; ensure compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, and local information policies
The Repository Community Librarian fosters a culture of productivity, knowledge sharing, and user orientation. As a member of the Library Faculty, the position 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.
- Advanced degree in library and information science, computer science, or another relevant discipline
- Minimum of two years of direct experience with complex digital asset management projects, preferably in an academic or health sciences setting
- Experience with reference, training, teaching, instruction, or equivalent front-line services
- Demonstrated success in managing projects for cross-functional teams; ability to collaborate with people in libraries, IT, health sciences research and education, and creative fields
- Strong service orientation; ability to judiciously and diplomatically interpret policies and guidelines in a service setting
- Knowledge of user experience principles and best practices
- Outstanding analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences
- Demonstrated experience with relevant technical and descriptive standards; knowledge of emerging standards; ability to use judgment in interpreting and applying standards
- Familiarity with HIPAA, FERPA, and other regulations as they apply to electronic records and digital assets; ability to manage sensitive materials by balancing access and legal requirements
- Extensive knowledge of institutional repository technologies, standards, and best practices
- Demonstrated ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
- Experience collaborating with academic faculty, staff, and students
- Experience applying HIPAA and/or FERPA principles to complex digital asset management projects
- Extensive knowledge of trends in scholarly communications, intellectual property, research data management, and digital archives
- Experience with electronic records management
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, and Nursing; 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.
Rank and Salary: This is a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.
Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com
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.
Grants/Contracts CoordinatorThe Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks a .25FTE limited duration Grants/Contracts Coordinator.
The Grants/Contracts Coordinator applies for and monitors grant funds for the OHSU Library and/or enters and administers contracts with other governmental agencies or the public for the provision of services. The major purposes of this position are to independently 1) understand and communicate NIH application requirements and work closely with investigators to ensure that all requirements are met; 2) oversee electronic and paper submissions of OHSU Library grants and contracts to NIH and other agencies and industry sponsors; 3) submit electronic progress reports to NIH Commons or appropriate funding agencies; and 4) coordinate and oversee compliance activities.
This is an AFSCME limited duration .25FTE position funded until June 30, 2016 with a possible renewal up to an additional year.
Two years of grant/contract coordination experience with responsibility for obtaining and monitoring the use of grant funds and/or negotiating and administering public or private service contracts AND A bachelor's degree in Business Administration with major courses in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; OR Three additional years of the above experience may substitute for the degree requirement. Proven proficiency in submission and maintenance of research grants and contracts in academic setting; proven proficiency in creating budgets for research grants and contracts. Proficiency with multiple software applications (e.g., InfoEd, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat). The ability to work independently and communicate effectively with scientists and lay personnel at granting institutions is essential. Extensive experience with OHSU grant administration policies, NIH SF424 forms, eCommons and circular A-21 is required. Must maintain confidentiality of budget and research.
Proven proficiency in submission and maintenance of research grants and contracts in academic setting. Prefer two years' experience with InfoEd, Oracle and Discoverer applications. Additionally, experience with multiple grant submission web sites and forms [e.g., NIH, Assist, Medical Research Foundation, NNLM] is highly beneficial.
Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC49286. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.
Bioinformaticist (Research Associate)
EXECUTIVE UNIT OF THIS APPOINTMENT: Academic Affairs
Primary Dept Rank: Research Associate
Working Title: Bioinformaticist
Joint Appointment(s): n/a
Term: 12 month
Dates of Appointment: (TBD)
Annual Salary (1.0 FTE): $39,401-$83,239
For more information please contact: Melissa Haendel
Mail Code: LIB
The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.
This position reports to (supervisor): Melissa Haendel, Associate Professor
The Bioinformaticist serves as a member of the OHSU Library Ontology Development Group. This position works in the context of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), a global effort to develop schemas for health data sharing. The goal is to develop a semantic representation of cancer data from a variety of sources and use cases, build ontologies to help support data interrogation, and integrate ontologies and data in a graph database for evaluation. The Bioinformaticist will work with ontologists, bioinformaticians, and software engineers at OHSU, the National Cancer Institute, and other GA4GH consortium sites to design and implement methods for semantically navigating and manipulating cancer data.
The primary duties of the Bioinformatics Semantic Engineer will be to (1) Develop use cases to represent a diversity of cancer data types and user perspectives; (2) Analyze user queries for insight into building semantic data models; (3) Development of semantic models for cancer; (4) Graph-based data integration according to semantic models in order to evaluate the models; and (5) Requirements and landscape analysis of existing semantic modeling, including collaboration with the NCI Thesaurus team. This position will require the ability of explore possible solutions and make decisions that will lead to the identification and implementation of effective semantic models of cancer data, novel approaches for data analysis, and efficient testing to support data transformation.
- Ph.D, or, Master’s degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 yrs experience, or Bachelor's degree with major courses in field of research plus 6 additional years related experience
- 3 years of relevant experience in cancer bioinformatics
- Ability to perform research and make independent decisions about approaches and tools to reach specific goals
- Experience with Software Project Management tools and version control systems (Jira, Confluence, SVN, Git)
- Hands-on experience with one or more scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash)
- Proven ability to analyze cancer data from a variety of modalities
- Familiarity with relevant Bioinformatics protocols (e.g. quality control, differential expression analysis, eQTL, GWAS, etc.) and tools
- Experience with retrieving and/or submitting data to biological data repositories (GenBank, Ensembl, etc.)
- Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills (especially via teleconferencing venues)
- Experience developing ontologies and data models
- Experience managing semantically annotated data, such as in a triplestore, graph, or NoSQL database;
- Experience with Neo4J and the Cypher Query Language
- Knowledge of SPARQL, RDF, OWL and familiarity with relevant tools and APIs (e.g. Jena, Protégé).
- Variant prioritization methods
- Strong programming skills with a solid understanding of object oriented languages and principles
- Hands-on experience with SQL (Postgres and MySQL preferred)
- Experience developing and evaluating data curation workflows
OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.Apply online and search keyword IRC48615. Be sure to upload a resume and a cover letter.
Duration of this appointment and indicated salary may be changed or eliminated if gift, grant, or contract funds supporting this position become unavailable.