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25 Oct 2016

Full-Time Research Data Manager

Brown University – Posted by sfsousa Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Job Description

Research Data Manager

Brown University, Computing and Information Services seeks qualified applicants for the position of Research Data Manager.

The Research Data Manager of the Rhode Island Innovate Policy Lab (RIIPL) will be a member of Brown University, Computing and Information Services’ Data Science Practice. The Research Data Manager’s primary role will be to develop and maintain tools and best practices for using research computing, data warehousing, and software engineering methods to support data-intensive research at RIIPL and advance RIIPL’s scientific and policy mission.

This is a two year fixed-term staff position, with the possibility of extension contingent upon available funding. The grade level of the position will be determined based on the qualifications of the chosen candidate.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 1 – 3 years of experience working with real world data in an academic or research setting.
  • Expertise with exploring, understanding, cleaning, and wrangling big data.
  • Strong software engineering skills and a track record of contributing to software projects and collaborating with other developers.
  • Working knowledge of the Linux operating system, a programming or data analysis language (e.g., Python, R, Stata), and databases (e.g., MySQL, Oracle, NoSQL).
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines, and an eagerness to take ownership of challenging and open-ended assignments.
  • Effective at communicating with audiences whose technical backgrounds vary widely.
  • Experience working with sensitive data in secure computing environments is preferred.
  • Expertise with ETL processes, visualization tools, and web programming also preferred.

Please note: a cover letter, resume, and transcripts must be included in all applications.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check and education verification.

How to Apply

For interested candidates, please apply to the following link:

Job Categories: Researcher/Academic. Job Types: Full-Time.

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