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Research Data Informationist, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD

SALARY RANGE: $62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location – Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

The Division of Library Services (DLS) is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services. The Education Services Branch (ESB) is responsible for (1) initiating outreach activities such as the informationist program and other consulting activities; (2) providing a dynamic instructional program that includes information management education and end-user search training; (3) developing the information commons; and (4) property management.

If you have experience in the design and implementation of comprehensive data services for a library, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Division of Library Services! For more information, visit

This position is located in the Education Services Branch (ESB), Division of Library Services (DLS), Office of Research Services (ORS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

DUTIES: If selected for this position, you will:

execute technical processes involved with managing the lifecycle of digital datasets and information in virtual communities and archival repositories; investigate the use of new metadata schemas, discipline-based ontologies, and other metadata systems to manage and enable the discoverability of digital data;

serve as an expert in research data and act as a data management advisor and consultant to NIH Institutes, Centers, and laboratories; develop new and innovative data management products and services needed by clinical and basic research groups; develop a program of instruction in the best practices of data management including the collection, storage, preservation, sharing and use of data; develop web-based training modules on data management and develop and maintain Library Web pages on data management; serve as team leader or coordinator for various projects within the Library.


U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date. Position is subject to a background investigation. This position has an education requirement.

Qualification Requirements:

You must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

A. Completed one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;


B. Have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the you must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

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