Description: Reporting to Health Sciences Library (HSL) Director, the Head of Health Research Services, will oversee a new unit that brings together existing services to support health affairs researchers and clinicians. This unit will include a team of three talented employees and part-time graduate assistants. The Head of Health Research Services will provide vision, direction, and coordination for existing and future services designed to advance the mission of our research partners at UNC. Existing services include support for assessing and visualizing research impact and research scope through analysis of citation, grant, and other data (e.g., patent data); research data management and sharing; and application of automation tools, including machine learning, designed to increase efficiency of evidence synthesis projects. Future and expanded services may be related to text analytics, machine learning, natural language processing, research data management, data ethics, responsible metrics, alt-metrics, and/or support of UNC’s School of Data Science and Society.
Qualifications: Experience developing and accessing library services and programs. Experience partnering on research efforts in academic settings. Experience supporting data analysis and visualization in a research setting. Experience with text analytics and/or machine learning tools and methodology. Demonstrated aptitude for quickly learning new tools and technologies.