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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation/Data Curator

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Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
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The Center for the Advancement of Data and Research in Economics (CADRE) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City supports economic research activities across the Federal Reserve System and with external research partners. CADRE provides services for finding, organizing, and sharing information and research in three areas: technology, data curation and content curation, and support. CADRE is developing its data curation service as part of its mission to support, enhance and advance data or computationally intensive research in economics. 

The Data Curator will play a vital role in establishing best practices for our data curation program, including the long-term preservation of and access to research data and derivative works. The Data Curator will work with researchers to document, store, identify, and disseminate research outputs. The Data Curator will also support broader research efforts through training, institutional repository maintenance and development, and as a liaison to technology and other System business areas.


Required Qualifications

  • PhD in a data-intensive research field (economics or other social science, business, finance, or technology). 
  • Expertise in supporting social science research including an understanding of issues related to data or computationally intensive research and scholarly publishing.
  • Strong knowledge of issues and developments in institutional repositories.
  • Strong awareness of both national and international trends and developments in research data curation and management as well as metadata standards and best practices in digital curation
  • Strong knowledge of research infrastructure, tools, and standards for preservation, data formats and migration, discovery and access.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Library or information school coursework or degree preferred.
  • Curation and/or data archival experience. Some expertise in data storage technologies and curation or archival platform products.
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To be considered for 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:

  • have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2011, but before beginning the fellowship;
  • be legally permitted to work in the United States and/or Canada between 2016 and 2018;
  • submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation, and
  • attend the program's mandatory seminar late July - early August, 2016.


Important Dates

  • September 2015: Fellowship application period opens.
  • December 30, 2015: Fellowship application deadline.
  • February-June 2016: CLIR will forward all qualified applicants' information to relevant host institutions; each host institution conducts its own review process. The timeline and procedures for reviewing applications vary widely from institution to institution. For details, see Frequently Asked Questions.
  • June-September 2016: Fellowships begin (exact dates vary by institution).
  • Late July - early August 2016: All fellows must attend an intensive introductory seminar.
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