[ciência aberta] Postdoc at UC Berkeley library in software curation, open science, reproducible research

Jean Carlos Santos jeancarloscid em gmail.com
Segunda Dezembro 21 13:25:35 UTC 2015

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow

Two-year position starting approximately August 2016

The University of California at Berkeley Library seeks exceptional
researchers with a focus on leadership and impact in digital scholarship
and data science. As part of this effort the library invites applications
for the position of CLIR Postdoctoral fellow. This two-year position is
central to UC Berkeley Library’s goal of supporting original scholarship
and engaging in outreach in the areas of data science, digital research
methods and software curation. Drawing on colleagues with expertise across
UC Berkeley and the UC system this position is responsible for engaging in
 original research around software curation and developing the service
portfolio of the UC Berkeley library.

This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Digital
Initiatives and Collaborative Services at the University of California,
Berkeley and is expected to work with digital scholarship communities
including the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) research unit,
co-located within a University Library. The Fellow will be responsible for
contributing to library services including outreach, program development
and technical efforts related to digital and data-focused research as well
as research data management.


   - Co-Lead research in software curation and related areas of
   scholarship. This may involve original research, outreach and program
   coordination with a wide range of stakeholders and community members.
   - Grow the Library and affiliated research unit's programs through
   original research in areas such as software curation, research tool
   development, data curation or research data/tool literacy. This may require
   seeking funding sources (both from traditional agencies and novel channels)
   to further expand original scholarship or software development.
   - Participate in a culture of open and reproducible research across
   campus. The projects the Fellow will lead will illustrate best practices in
   this regard, providing leadership through practice and instruction.
   - Collaborate with the Library, Digital Humanities, BIDS, UC and UC
   Library communities in both short-term projects and in longer-term efforts
   that may require joint funding with partners.
   - Coordinate and participate in educational events for the campus
   community, ranging from short tutorials to multi-day workshops.
   - Participate in annual retreat activities and contribute to sponsor

*Minimum/Basic Qualifications at time of application: *

   - PhD or equivalent degree with a strong digital research methods and/or
   computational background, regardless of specific discipline.

*Additional Required Qualifications by start date of position:*

   - Familiarity with research methods in digital scholarship communities
   - Having experience in creating, developing or managing research
   software tools
   - Experience leading workshops in software curation,
   numerical/scientific computing, reproducible research, open scholarship and
   other related fields

*Preferred Qualifications:*

   -  Experience writing grant proposals
   - Track record of interdisciplinary collaboration with domain scientists
   from varied domains beyond the original training discipline of the candidate
   - Experience in a scientific programming language (e.g. Python or Julia)

*Salary Range: Salary Commensurate with Experience.*

*The Environment:*

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and
teaching facility at one of the nation’s premiere public universities. In a
highly diverse and intellectually-rich environment, Berkeley serves a
campus community of 27,500 undergraduate students, 10,400 graduate
students, and 2,200 faculty.

The Library comprises 24 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt
Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and
subject specialty libraries. The library is a leader in scholarly
communications, with programs supporting open access publishing, data
management and data licensing that fit within the portfolio of the Director
of Scholarly Resources and  Initiatives. With a collection of more than 11
million volumes and a collections and resources budget of over $17 million,
the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services
to connect users with those collections and build their related research
skills. Through cooperative collection agreements and creative partnerships
with other research libraries and foreign countries, the Library continues
to explore new roles and approaches for academic research libraries. The
Library has approximately 420 FTE employees. The Library is a member of the
Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Association of Research Libraries
(ARL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Coalition for
Networked Information (CNI), HathiTrust, and Western Regional Storage Trust
(WEST). Berkeley actively partners with the California Digital Library
(CDL) and the other nine UC campus libraries, and manages the system-wide
Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) at the nearby Berkeley Global
Campus. UC Berkeley library has multiple active collaborations within UC
Berkeley including the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), Digital
Humanities at Berkeley, and Research IT.

*How to Apply:*

Please employ the CLIR Postdoctoral application program to apply. Please
note this includes submittal of three letters of reference. Applicants
seeking more information specifically about the position at UC Berkeley can
get in touch with Erik Mitchell, Associate University Librarian (
erik em berkeley.edu).

*Equal Employment Opportunity:*

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy see:

Jean Carlos F. dos Santos
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