[ESIP-all] Post-Doctoral research associate position in Information Science at U TN

Wilson, Bruce E. wilsonbe at ornl.gov
Thu Mar 11 22:20:18 EST 2010

Post-Doctoral Research Associate -Center for Information and Communications Studies-, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA.

Full Time -The Post-Doctoral researcher will be part of the NSF-funded DataONE project (http://dataone.org) and will work with UT School of Information Sciences faculty, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers, and interdisciplinary teams of communication and information researchers, life scientists, computer scientists, librarians and others who are studying the user experience in working with data, text, and other forms of information. 

The post doc will participate in team efforts, particularly in the areas of assessment and socio-cultural issues. The researcher will be responsible for baseline and ongoing assessment of scientists’ data and information needs, including data gathering, statistical analysis, and report writing. The researcher will design and implement research projects, assist other researchers with the design and implementation of their user-based projects, and supervise all aspects of needs assessment and a user experience laboratory. Some administrative duties and logistical support tasks will be required. Some travel will be required. 

Under the supervision of Professors Carol Tenopir and Suzie Allard, this Post-Doctoral researcher will play a major role in the on-going assessment and usability testing for DataONE at the University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences and will supervise user testing and the user experience laboratory in the University of Tennessee, College of Communication and Information. 

A PhD completed or near completion in Information Sciences, Library Science, Communication, Earth/Environmental Science or equivalent, Interest in and experience with both quantitative and qualitative social research methods and statistical data analysis. Expertise in statistical methods. Strong oral and written communication skills, required. Experience with survey methods, usability testing, user experience testing and bibliometrics, desired. Interest or experience in earth or environmental sciences is helpful. 

To apply: Submit a cover letter and CV. Include the phrase Post-Doctoral Researcher in subject line. Email to: Dr. Suzie Allard, sallard at utk.edu or Dr. Carol Tenopir, ctenopir at utk.edu.

Bruce E. Wilson (wilsonbe at ornl.gov) 
Environmental Sciences Division 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
(office) +1-865-574-6651

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