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NEW! Research Data Management Analyst

TITLE: Research Data Management Analyst

GRADE: 56

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology
Location: USA - MA – Boston
Schedule: Mon-Fri 9-5 (35 hrs/week)
Application Deadline: July 13, 2018

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Research Data Management Analyst (RDM Analyst) will assist the HMS Research Data Manager with enabling HMS researchers to understand, manage, classify, and organize their data throughout its lifecycle to improve the research data organization process. Under the direction of the HMS Research Data Manager, the RDM Analyst will perform outreach with faculty and researchers to gather information about data management workflows, data storage, and data management challenges. The RDM Analyst will assist labs in the implementation of data storage management plans designed by the Research Data Manager. The RDM Analyst will seek out opportunities to collaborate with labs and will maintain existing connections with designated labs that are assigned by the Research Data Manager.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Initiate and maintain working relationships with faculty, staff, and lab members through outreach, correspondence, meetings, and follow-up.
  • Implement data storage management plans through lab consultations based on lab outreach assessments and subsequent assignment from the Research Data Manager.
  • Increase visibility of research data management services through active presence within the community and attendance at relevant events, as directed by the Research Data Manager.
  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager with incident response and inquiry triage.
  • Advocate for data management best practices on the Harvard Medical School campus in multiple contexts.
  • Collaborate with the Research Data Manager to curate and update research data management resources and educational materials.
  • Provide mentorship guidance for interns, including establishing learning objectives and providing constructive feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum 1-2 years of experience in data organization.
  • Prior experience with and ability to interact with scientists, computer professionals, and project managers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research data lifecycle.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree in library science or related field preferred.
  • Strong commitment to customer service; ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to create working partnerships with multiple researchers and lab managers.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills (written, oral and presentation); a concern for accuracy, details and quality.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity and uncertainty in a constantly evolving field.
  • Adaptability and ability to prioritize work and to be flexible in job tasks.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to take direction from supervisors/managers.
  • Experience mentoring interns and co-ops.
  • Comfortability keeping up with emerging trends, best practices, and new knowledge in the fields of data management, the research data lifecycle, and information technology.

To apply for this position, please visit the Harvard Careers website. This position will be publicly visible starting on July 11th, 2018.

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FALL 2018 INTERNSHIPS - Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2018 Junior DevOps Systems Administration and Research Data Management Internships!

Fall Internships for 2018 

Harvard Medical School's Research IT Solutions Department offers internships for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. If you are interested in applying and attend BU, WIT, NEU, or UMass Boston, please apply through your respective university's website. If you do not attend one of these universities but would like to apply, please email us at rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu with a copy of your resume and a cover letter.   ALL RITS internships requires that interns MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit.

Project Management Intern

Junior DevOps Systems Administrator Intern

Research Data Management Intern

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Project Management Intern

Name: Project Management Internship

School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Location: USA - MA - Boston

Status: Full Time - Internship

Schedule: Mon-Fri 9-5 (35 hrs/week) Summer 2018 Term

Start/End Dates: May 14 - August 28, 2018

Link: http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions#ProjectManagementIntern

 

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at HMS to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. The Project Management intern will help influence the success of the operational and strategic objectives of the client projects by helping the RITS Project Manager facilitate the execution of projects within the defined scope, timeline, and performance metric. The intern will help develop and implement processes and practices with members of the RITS team. This role will also be responsible with communication at various levels on items including project status, key milestones, and resource allocation.

 

Some Responsibilities Include:

 
  • Utilizing and maintaining documentation in support of product scope and design.

  • Participating in all parts of the project cycle including scoping, design, development, testing, implementation and retrospective (lessons learned). This includes maintaining the framework for the process and creating measurable goals which can be assessed at the end of the project.

  • Actively participating in managing & executing task schedules to ensure timely completion of all assigned duties.

  • Working with a diverse team to successfully drive projects to completion.

  • Updating and maintaining project-related websites.

  • Evaluating and providing inputs on current PM processes to improve upon existing processes when/if there is a need for development.

  • Coordinating and communicating with customers and stakeholders to develop processes and policies.

  • Responsible for taking down minutes and action items during meetings.

  • Serving as a source of general business analysis, which help drive process improvement.

 

Expected Educational Opportunities:

 
  • Application of management tools and methods.

  • Development of personal relationships to support team orientation and aid in delivery on goals.

  • Providing specialized tools as a service to researchers.

  • Collaboration on service design.

  • Documentation techniques used in some professional environments.

  • Exposure to the Agile PM methodology

 

Qualifications:

 
  • Pursuing a BS/BA, ideally in a relevant concentration such as business, management, MIS, biomedical, biology, or a health science field.

  • Demonstrable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to manage multiple project simultaneously.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

  • Capable of working in a team and by yourself.

  • Ability to prioritize and evaluate customer specifications & service requirements.

  • Familiarity with Scrum and project management documentation.

  • Project experience.

  • Excellent Microsoft office skills.

  • Familiarity with Trello and Slack Applications.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu. Please note: ALL full-time RITS internships (35 hours per week) requires that interns either MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit, or that an internship or co-op is required to graduate.

 

Internship Application Process

Application Deadline: May 7, 2018

Interviews: April 23 to May 7, 2018

Final Decision: May 7, 2018

Internship Start Date: May 14, 2018

 

To learn about the experiences of former RITS interns, please visit https://rits.hms.harvard.edu/rits-alumni

 

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Junior DevOps Systems Administrator Intern

Name: Junior DevOps Systems Administrator Intern -- 2 positions available

School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Location: USA - MA – Boston

Term: Summer 2018

Start/End: May 14 - August 28, 2018

Status: Full Time Internship (40 hrs/week)

Schedule: Mon - Fri 9-5

Hourly Rate: $20.00

Link: http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions#JuniorDevOpsSystemsAdministratorIntern

 

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. The intern will work closely with local IT groups, HMS Core Facilities, the HMS IT Client Services, and the Research Computing Teams. We strive to provide valued, sustainable, and well-supported, services that meet research needs.

 

The key to success is the ability to:

• Develop relationships and resources with researchers to provide sustainable solutions.

• Aid in local research planning, goal setting, communication, and project coordination.

• Provide quick effective solutions to local and proof-of-concept solutions.

• Leverage the wealth of available IT expertise and to provide valued solutions.

• Create reusable resources and solutions for the HMS research community.

 

Administrator Role:

The Junior DevOps Systems Administrator Internship gives students real hands on DevOps and Systems Administration experience. In this role, students will be responsible for, server deployments, monitoring, maintenance, developments, upgrades, and day to day support of the RITS supported IT Infrastructure. A successful candidate is a self-starter, has strong collaboration and communication skills, and is passionate about cloud technology.

 

Additional Responsibilities Include:

• Maintain technical configuration and knowledge base documentation.

• Provide interim end user support as well as support for existing solutions at HMS.

• Assist with migration planning and support.

• Setting up new systems using available HMS campus resources.

• Interface with engineering teams as an IT consultant and/or analyst, gathering customer requirements and ensuring consistency with organizational goals.

• Research new technologies and trends to support IT and Engineering projects.

 

Expected Educational Opportunities:

• Provide core services to biomedical researchers.

• Provide specialized tools as a service to researchers.

• Collaborate on service design.

• Exposure to High Performance Computing (HPC) for basic science research.

• Exposure and networking opportunities with technology vendors.

• Gain practical experience with Cloud technology providers and services such as, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, DropBox, RackSpace, OpenStack, and ThreatStack.

 

Qualifications:

• Intermediate experience with day to day production of Linux systems administration (applying patches and updates, securing, and installing software applications, and automation)

• Excellent communication and presentation skills.

• Demonstrable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

• Capable of delivering on requirements when working in a team and on solo projects.

• Ability to prioritize and evaluate customer specifications & service requirements.

• Ability to communicate technical ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.

• Ability to be a strong “self-starter” and motivated to research and learn independently

  • Ability to install and/or remove infrastructure related hardware (servers, switches, routers, backup batteries, etc.)
 

Desired Technical Skills:

Advanced Experience:

• Advanced experience with Excel, Word, Google Docs

 

Beginner Experience:

• Beginner experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Amazon EC2

• Beginner experience with VMware / ESXi

• Beginner experience with Dev-Ops

 

Beginner to Intermediate Experience:

• Beginner to intermediate experience with Windows Operating Systems (2008-r2,2012-r2,2016)

• Beginner to intermediate experience with Active Directory Services

 

Intermediate Experience:

• Intermediate experience with Linux Operating Systems (Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, RedHat, Suse)

• Intermediate experience supporting production of web applications and web hosting environments.

• Intermediate experience with coding ability and basic scripting knowledge of Bash, Python, Java, HTML, etc.

• Intermediate experience with technical documentation.

• Intermediate experience with supporting physical IT infrastructure.

• Intermediate experience with computer networking.

• Intermediate experience with Git, Gitosis, GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu. Please note: ALL full-time RITS internships (35 hours per week) requires that interns either MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit, or that an internship or co-op is required to graduate.

 

Internship Application Process

Application Deadline: May 7, 2018

Interviews: April 23 to May 7, 2018

Final Decision: May 7, 2018

Internship Start Date: May 14, 2018

 

To learn about the experiences of former RITS interns, please visit https://rits.hms.harvard.edu/rits-alumni

 

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Research Data Management Intern

Name: Research Data Management Intern

School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Location: USA - MA – Boston

Start/End Dates: May 14 - August 28, 2018

Status: Full Time Internship (40 hrs/week) or Part-time Internship (17 hrs/week)

Rate: $20/hr.

Link: http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions#ResearchDataManagementIntern

 

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at Harvard Medical School to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. Reporting to the Research Data Manager of Research IT Solutions, the Research Data Management Intern assists the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle. Key to success is ability to identify and communicate research data management best practices.

Some Responsibilities Include:

 
  • Assist the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle.

  • Provide assistance with identifying the specific data management needs of Harvard Medical School researchers, and with developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their expanding needs in data management.

  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager to help establish strong, collaborative relationships with researchers.

  • Provide support developing guidance documents and workflows related to data management best practices.

  • Create documentation, including capturing and creating metadata, and guidelines related to emerging data management needs.

  • Participate in outreach meetings with researchers and take meeting notes.

  • Respond directly to client inquiries.

  • Escalate encountered issues when required.

  • Perform other related responsibilities as needed.

 

Expected Educational Outcomes:

 
  • Conceptualization and planning for the creation and storage of digital data.

  • Application of data management tools and methods.

  • Providing specialized tools as a service to researchers.

  • Documentation techniques used in some professional environments.

 

Basic Qualifications:

 
  • Pursuing a MLIS degree, ideally with an emphasis on data management or digital data curation.

  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.

 

Additional Qualifications:

 
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment.

  • Demonstrable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/requirements simultaneously.

  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.

  • Interested in learning new technical skills and applications.

  • Familiarity with Mac OS, Trello, and Slack.


If you are interested in applying for this position send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu. Please note: ALL full-time RITS internships (35 hours per week) requires that interns either MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit, or that an internship or co-op is required to graduate.

 

Internship Application Process

Application Deadline: May 7, 2018

Interviews: April 23 to May 7, 2018

Final Decision: May 7, 2018

Internship Start Date: May 14, 2018

 

To learn about the experiences of former RITS interns, please visit https://rits.hms.harvard.edu/rits-alumni

 

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