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Data Indexer - Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #12075
Posted: November 30, 2017
Description:

Responsibilities include:

  • Independently evaluate, select, and apply information management best practices and internal data cataloging guidelines
  • Responsible for quality and timeliness of content management projects specific to internal research teams
  • Document and download data found during online searches
  • Interact in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals
  • Know and effectively use the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of information management
  • Organize large amounts of data by moving and renaming files appropriately based on detailed guidelines; file formats will range from Word, Excel, CSV, ASCII, and PDF to databases and data from statistical packages like STATA and SPSS
  • Catalog data accurately and completely in an online content management system
  • Conduct research for proper metadata for datasets, including publishers, authors, contributing and funding organizations
  • Find, research, and eliminate inconsistencies in metadata
  • Develop keywords based on the contents of data files and accompanying information (code books, questionnaires, manuals)
  • Use productivity tools like FileBoss or BeyondCompare to develop efficient ways of moving and organizing data
  • Document file management and cataloguing progress thoroughly
  • Work with researchers and data analysts on taking in, renaming, and cataloguing data
  • Identify datasets that do not conform to existing rules and inform a Senior Data Indexer
  • Exemplify and promote proper data management at IHME
Skills/Eligibility:

Minimum qualifications:

Master’s Degree in library science, information management, or (science) data management and two years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education and 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 requires critical thinking 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

Conditions of employment: Evening and weekend work may be required.

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