5 Sep 2019

Full-Time Senior Librarian, Research Data Management Team – NTU Library


Job Description

Senior Librarian, Research Data Management Team

We invite applications for the position of Senior Librarian in our Research Data Management team in the Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS). We are looking for a meticulous and dynamic individual with excellent communication skills who is passionate about the opportunity to support researchers from diverse disciplines in research data management. Such services include instruction, consultations, and partnerships with faculty, researchers, institutional stakeholders and other librarians on data management plans, data archiving, data sharing, data management tools and strategies, and metadata standards. The successful candidate will need to develop a robust understanding of best practices for research data management as well as institutional, funding agencies and publishers’ requirements and options. This is critical knowledge to build and apply in the delivery of services.

Key responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

  • Actively monitor activities in the NTU research data repository and follow-up with data depositors to provide advice that will help them achieve maximum benefits of responsible data sharing while meeting funding agencies, publishers and institutional requirements
  • Represent RDM Team to follow up with relevant technical support parties on NTU data repository technical matters. This shall include ensuring RDM Team members are kept abreast of latest changes in functions and new options in upgraded NTU data repository environment and that the relevant repository usage and deposit guides are updated in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with subject specific experts to integrate data management best practices across disciplines and translate them in instruction, online self-helps, FAQs, etc.
  • Consult international best practices and available DMP data when providing data management planning education, guidance and templates
  • Serve the NTU research community by conducting a variety of workshops, organising symposiums/seminars/talks/roadshows, and providing online self-helps to promote good research data management best practices, responsible data sharing and open science, in collaboration with other RDM Team members, Library colleagues, etc.


  • MSc in Information Studies or MLIS
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • At least 3 years working in an academic library or research setting, with exposure to scholarly communication and research support
  • Knowledge of research data management
  • Knowledge of data analysis tools and methods used in scientific research
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated teaching and presentation skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills and new technologies

To apply, please submit application, resume and cover letter here.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Job Categories: Academic Libraries, Featured, Nanyang Technological University, and Singapore. Job Types: Full-Time.

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