Data Services Specialist, Princeton University Library

Princeton University Library
Data Services Specialist
Requisition Number 1300412

The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.

Major Responsibilities: Provides statistical & software consulting services in quantitative analysis of machine-readable data. Assists in the choice, application, & interpretation of quantitative methods. Retrieves/manipulates complex data; transfers data between platforms for use in multiple computing environments; provides extracts/tables. Group instruction & individual consultations. Maintains web & creates documentation. Processes data. Creates metadata.

Required: Master’s degree & expertise with at least 1 of these statistical packages (Stata, R, SPSS). Experience providing direct data services to patrons, including research consultations or instruction. Strong background in computing & quantitative data analysis.

Preferred: Advanced degree in a quantitative social science or equivalent experience. Demonstrated ability & experience in a fast-paced environment with a strong service orientation. Experience in using complex machine-readable data; programming ability; some UNIX/server background. Expertise with Stata & R.
Desirable: Strong econometrics background or familiarity with economic and/or financial data. Expertise with other statistical packages, particularly SAS & MATLAB.

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