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Senior Data Indexer - Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11297
Posted: March 30, 2017

IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Data Indexer on the IHME Data Team. The primary purpose of the position is to oversee the seeking, intake, storage, cataloging, and citation of data sources at IHME, which requires the management of Data Team staff and close cooperation with research teams across IHME. The Senior Data Indexer’s work will significantly contribute to the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx), IHME’s platform to share and inform about health data, and to the successful completion of various grant-funded research projects by ensuring projects have the necessary data in the appropriate timeframe. The Senior Data Indexer achieves this by management of data indexing staff and by working directly with research teams. The Senior Data Indexer is familiar with different types of files and data, particularly health and demographic datasets; meticulous with file naming and proper metadata; and possesses sufficient Internet and research savvy to identify accurate information from conflicting sources. The Senior Data Indexers report to the Data Services Manager on the IHME Data Team.

  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Management, or (science) Data Management and three to five years of experience.

    Additional  Requirements:
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, and flexibility
  • Previous indexing or cataloging experience
  • Interest in global health and global health research
  • Ability to work in a highly structured role that calls for precision and meticulous attention to detail while operating in a fast-paced, energetic, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong sense of focus and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Drupal or other online content management system
  • Online research skills
  • Familiarity/comfort with assessing materials in foreign languages

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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