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Job Posting: Research Data Peer, SFU Research Commons

June 15, 2017

The Research Data Peer is a paid position providing support for research data management services at Simon Fraser University including the provision of support for data management planning, data collection, data discovery, data analysis, metadata creation and quality assurance around data deposit. Reporting to Carla Graebner, Research Data Services Librarian, the Research Data Peer will work closely with the Library’s Data Services team.


  • Communicate professionally with researchers
  • Assist with data deposit into Radar, SFU’s Research Data Repository or other discipline specific repositories
  • Assist researchers in cleaning and preparing their data for deposit
  • Work with researchers to facilitate understanding in regards to research data management
  • Develop and facilitate workshops in research data management for qualitative data analysis 


  • Currently enrolled in an SFU Graduate Program
  • Experience working with data in a research setting
  • Familiarity with research data management best practices including preservation and metadata standards
  • Experience with software tools associated with data analysis and data visualization
  • Experience in working with confidential and/or sensitive data
This is a part-time, permanent position with a salary of $24.01 per hour (includes 4% in lieu of vacation).
Application Process: Applications must include:
  • cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae
  • names of 2 academic references
Applications are due July 4th, 2017 but the posting will remain open until the position is filled. To be given assured consideration, applications should be submitted via email in one consolidated PDF document. 
Send applications to Carla Graebner, Research Data Services Librarian, at

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