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Data Services Specialist- RadLab in Library Services - Creighton University - Omaha, NE


The Research Data Services Specialist will participate in assessing campus needs, planning, and building initial research data services for the University Libraries. The position will provide training on the discovery, curation, analysis, preservation, and visualization of data through workshops and individual consultations. In collaboration with faculty, the position will support instruction on data literacy and the design of data-rich research projects. The Specialist will be a data generalist and engage with faculty and students across all disciplines.

This position is a part of a three-year pilot to reimagine the research and development lab, which is to be merged into the University Libraries. The reimagined lab will provide space, programming, and expertise in support of digital scholarship, data services, emerging technology, and entrepreneurship. Reports to the director of the lab.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience in computer science, information systems, mathematics, or a related field required. Master's degree with a data focus preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in academic research environments.
  • Experience or course work with data services topics.
  • Knowledge of data services concepts, such as: development of research data plans, research data repositories, data curation, data publishing, data visualization, open data, and data literacy.
  • Commitment to remain current in a rapidly evolving field.
  • Willingness to take risks, to develop oneself into a new role and launch new services.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.



  • Experience working in an academic library environment.
  • Educational background in a science related discipline.
  • Experience with providing instruction or consultation with faculty and students on data literacy concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple assignments and projects.
  • Familiarity with funding agencies requiring data management plans.
  • Experience working with large data sets using tools such as OpenRefine, R, and Python.
  • Experience with data visualization using tools, such as Tableau.


Physical Requirements:

  • Seeing: 75-100%
  • Hearing: 75-100%
  • Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0-24%
  • Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 15lbs.)
  • Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%
  • Travel: No
  • Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No


AP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience in computer science, information systems, mathematics, or a related field required. Master's degree with a data focus preferred.