Repository Assistant

Brookhaven Science Associates Upton , NY 11973

Posted 3 weeks ago

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied sciencefrom the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Organizational Overview

BNL's Nonproliferation and National Security Department (NN) contributes to U.S. nuclear security and safeguards efforts by assisting in the development, analysis and assessment of policies that strengthen international regimes, collecting and analyzing data to identify trends and threats to the U.S. and international communities, developing and implementing new technologies to address existing and emerging threats, and strengthening the domestic and international institutions that form the framework of the nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security regimes through training and engagement. NN is a member of a multi-laboratory team that is responsible for building and launching a document repository called the Safeguards Knowledge Repository (SKR). SKR is intended to be a comprehensive source of international nuclear safeguards documents that are useful to members of the United States' international safeguards community. SKR was developed in 2017-2018 and began accepting documents in 2018. SKR currently holds about 1500 documents. In 2019, the team is finalizing questions regarding access to the system and will continue loading documents.

Position Description

The Nonproliferation and National Security Department seeks a student with experience in library science who can identify relevant documents and assist with populating the SKR repository. The student will be responsible for identifying documents authored by prominent BNL scientists and engineers from BNL's archives and uploading them to the repository. Scanning of legacy documents may be necessary. The student may work with other Department staff and interns from BNL and other national laboratories in the completion of this work. The student will be given the opportunity to attend BNL lectures and training related to international nuclear safeguards to develop an understanding of the field.

Position Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilties:

  • Work with BNL library staff to identify documents that are relevant to the SKR project.

  • Upload relevant documents to SKR and add metadata as appropriate.

  • Review documents in SKR to ensure that existing metadata is correct. Correct metadata where necessary.

  • Interact with interns at BNL and other laboratories to assist with collections and avoid and resolve duplications.

  • Scan BNL paper documents that are of interest to the community.

  • Keep records of documents entered and sources that have been exhausted.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library data systems and archiving systems

  • Ability to read and write in English

  • Ability to use Word and Excel, Internet browsers, and Adobe Acrobat

  • Good attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently in an office environment

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of basic nuclear nonproliferation and national security concepts

Experience in using web conferencing tools (Skype, BlueJeans)

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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