Assistant Librarian: Research Data Management - University of Ghana



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Assistant Librarian: Research Data Management - University of Ghana





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The University of Ghana hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for appointment as

POSITION: Assistant Librarian-Research Data Management

JOB ROLE

The job role of the Assistant Librarian – Research Data Management requires operational support for the achievement of the objectives and strategic plan of the University of Ghana Library System (UGLS).

This includes:

  • Advising on research data management plans and providing research support activities to academic departments.
  • Leading in the implementation of a research data service based on the needs of the university community.
  • Leading in the development of policies and procedures for the management of research data.
  • Advocating for open science, good practices, management and sharing of datasets.
  • Promoting research data services to the university community.
  • Providing reports with written information and numerical data.
  • Use of relevant software/tools to engage students and faculty to improve research.
  • Contribution to the profession through research and publishing.
  • Contribution to the profession through extension activities.
  • Performing the role of a subject librarian.


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Qualification Required & Experience

The applicant must:

  • possess a good first degree plus a research master’s degree of at least a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree or equivalent in Librarianship, Information Studies, or related discipline, with a minimum of two (2) years relevant post-second-degree qualification work experience.
  • show evidence of chartered membership of any library professional association with not less than two years of membership.

Required knowledge, ability, and skills include:

  • Proven experience in research data management and analysis
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and languages (eg python, R, SQL)
  • Strong knowledge of data visualisation tools (eg Tableau, Power BI)
  • Understanding of data privacy regulations and ethical considerations in data handling.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and other relevant software
  • Detail-oriented with a strong analytical mindset.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of the research process and ability to conduct research.
  • Ability to uphold and maintain the professional ethics of librarianship.

Location: Accra


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