Now hiring Communications Coordinator and Requirements Builder

The team is pleased to announce that we have a new half-time role available to join the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation DMPTool2 project as a Communications Coordinator and Requirements Builder.  This is a great opportunity to network extensively with the data management community and focus knowledge around what is REALLY important in providing support for data management planning.  This position will report to Sarah Shreeves at UIUC, and remote work candidates will be considered.   We are looking to fill this position quickly, so apply now and don’t delay!

The Communications Coordinator and Requirements Builder is responsible for:
•  Communicating regularly on the status of the DMPTool 2 project via multiple methods including social media, listservs, conferences, and webinars with stakeholders;
•  In conjunction with the PIs on the grant, communicating with the advisory boards for the DMPTool 2;
•  Outreach to libraries, institutions, and funders in order to build requirements for the second phase of the DMPTool;
•  In conjunction with DataONE providing outreach to researchers in order to build requirements for the second phase of the DMPTool; and
•  Gathering feedback from stakeholders on iterations of the DMPTool.

Summer DMPTool Internship Opportunity – Apply Now!

As part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation sponsored DMPTool2 project, the University of Virginia Library will host a summer MLIS intern for 10 weeks (specific period is negotiable), 40 hrs/wk, at $15/hr. Intern may be able to earn credit hours, subject to approvals by their school and the supervisor (see example at Indiana SLIS: The intern will work day-to-day with the grant project manager, Andrew Sallans, and will be responsible for providing support in all active and relevant task areas during the internship period. The internship is intended to provide a mid-project effort boost and to offer a MLIS student real-world experience in working on a complex project to develop software and services for research data management support.   Candidates will be expected to be on-site at the University of Virginia Library in Charlottesville, VA, for the duration of this internship.  Must apply by March 24, 2013 to Andrew Sallans ( at the University of Virginia Library, providing a CV and cover letter indicating why this project is of interest and how this experience will be of value to future career prospects.

Positions available: DMPTool software engineer

As part of the project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, we’re hiring two software engineers for a one-year development project to enhance the DMPTool, to be based at the California Digital Library office in Oakland CA. A full job description is available at the UC Office of the President Job Search Site.

The DMPTool is a widely used service that supports researchers in creating data management plans as required by various governmental and private funding agencies. The development project will augment the existing tool with a number of new functions and features. Reporting to the DMPTool project manager, the incumbent will be responsible for refining functional requirements, UI designs, and technical specifications; implementation of those specifications; testing and documenting the resulting codebase; and deployment of the operational system in a production environment. UC3 employs an agile development methodology relying on iterative code prototyping, assessment, and refinement.

The DMPTool is a Ruby on Rails web application with a MySQL backend database and is integrated with LDAP- and Shibbolith-based authentication. It is deployed in a SLES/SUSE Linux VM environment. Candidates will have demonstrated experience and expertise in these and related web technologies, as well as in general software development methodologies and best practices.

The UC Curation Center at the California Digital Library (CDL), an administrative unit of the UC Office of the President (UCOP). UC3, one of the world’s premier digital curation programs, is a creative partnership between the CDL, the ten UC campuses, and the international curation community, providing innovative services and solutions to ensure the long-term usability of the University’s digital content.

More information is available at the UCOP Job Search Site. The closing date for this position announcement is Feb 14, 2013.