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Research Data & Scholarly Communication Services Librarian, Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School (Worcester)

Under the general direction of the Manager of the Research and Scholarly Communication Services department or designee, the Research Data and Scholarly Communication librarian plays a central role in implementing scholarly communication programs at UMMS, including appropriate library-based research data support services. The position contributes to the library’s efforts to provide practical and valuable services in support of the research enterprise on campus. The position collaborates with faculty, graduate students, academic units, research center personnel, and colleagues to provide customized library services for scholarly communication and research.

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Why work at the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass Medical School?

The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) has a creative, supportive and enthusiastic team that encourages each member to leverage his/her own unique interests and skills in the library profession. We value both professional development and professional service to librarianship, and mentorship and collaboration are very much a part of our workforce mentality. 

LSL serves the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Science and the multi-site clinical partners including six member hospitals and multiple clinical sites. The library is a vital partner with the school and its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, in supporting educational and research activities.  The library is recognized nationally as a leader in services for evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews, research data management, research impact, and oversees the medical school's archives and institutional repository.  In this team-based environment, staff are highly engaged and work on a wide range of projects ranging from wellness to data visualization to clinical support. UMass Medical School, Massachusetts’ first and only public academic health sciences center, is one of the leading medical schools in the nation for primary care education. UMass Medical School is also a major center for research, ranking in the top quartile of American medical schools that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health.

We’re the “Heart of the Commonwealth”

The City of Worcester – a five-time recipient of the All - American City Award – is in the heart of Massachusetts. As New England’s second largest city, with a population of 185,000, Worcester combines the historic charm of a small town with the conveniences and attractions of a thriving metropolis. As National Public Radio reported last year, Worcester is a growing, thriving, affordable place to live and work (

Concert halls and theaters, a lively and eclectic music vibe, vast art offerings, a booming restaurant and brewery scene, and much more. Close to the mountains and the coast, Worcester is a diverse, multi-ethnic, culturally rich "neighborhood city", with a long history in higher education and industry, and a welcome sign for all.



Master of Science in Library Science
2-3 years of combined library, information technology, informatics, and/or biomedical and health sciences research experience
Practical understanding of library roles in research data management, with demonstrated experience in the research data life cycle
Demonstrated communication experience in networking and outreach efforts; along with listening, negotiation, diplomacy, collaboration, professional writing, planning, management, and implementation skills
Ability to work in an environment of teamwork and cooperation; excellent interpersonal skills; and the ability to communicate clearly and knowledgeably, orally and in writing.
Capacity to thrive in an exciting, evolving future-oriented environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships and interact with a variety of library patrons.
Ability to organize work, develop effective work processes, assess work priorities, and work independently.
Familiarity with emerging scholarly communication tools and trends
Knowledge of the research and education processes in a university setting.


Experience in curriculum development and instruction / delivery
Basic knowledge of copyright law and its application in digital scholarship
Experience working with structured data, such as RDMS, XML, and/or data management workflows

Full/Part Time

Full Time




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