[open-science] Job opening: HIRMEOS Project Officer @ the University of Göttingen

Birgit Schmidt bschmidt at sub.uni-goettingen.de
Thu Sep 1 11:55:20 UTC 2016

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interested **

      Project Officer for the project HIRMEOS

Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) is active in 
several national and international projects on the development of 
infrastructures, services for electronic publishing, and implementation 
of Open Access and Open Science.

In this context, the European project *“HIRMEOS – High Integration of 
Research Monograph in the European Open Science Infrastructure”* is 
seeking a

*Project Manage**r*

to manage the library’s contributions to the HIRMEOS project. The post 
is offered with immediate effect as a full-time position (39,8 hrs/week) 
for the project period (overall 2,5 years). Salary is expected to be 
around EUR 45.000 p.a. (pro rata, depending on experience and 
qualification; German salary schema for public employees, E 14 TV-L). 
The position can be filled by two candidates in part-time employment, 
given that the two candidates’ qualifications cover all project 
The EU-funded HIRMEOS project brings together five publishing platforms 
for open access monographs in the Social Sciences and the Humanities and 
will enhance their technical capacities and services. One of these 
platforms is the well-established Göttingen University Press offering 
publishing services to Göttingen university research communities.

*Responsibilities are as follows:*

  * lead the project’s central work package “Community Outreach and
    Dissemination” and coordinate all partners’ contribution referring
    to community feedback and service evaluation
  * concept and implementation of processes and infrastructures for
    internal and external communication, public relation and marketing
    for the project
  * monitor and coordinate technical developments for the Göttingen
    University Press platform, cooperate with the press‘ editorial board
    and other university bodies.
  * organisation of project meetings, workshops and conferences
  * building the key stakeholder network via close cooperation with
    several target groups (societies, academies, publishers, vendors and
    service-provider, scholarly infrastructures etc.)
  * project reporting and supporting project administration

*You will need:*

  * You will need a Master or equivalent degree in a discipline with a
    publishing culture drawing on books (Humanities, Arts, Social
    Sciences, etc.). If you have a degree from other disciplines you
    will need professional experience with one of the mentioned ones.
  * professional experience in scientific information management
    (preferably in Digital Humanities, scholarly presses or electronic
    publishing) along with a good understanding of its technical aspects
  * knowledge on Open Access and Open Science
  * Lecture and presenting skills together with a high command of
    English in writing and speaking
  * Experience and solid knowledge of project public relation and
    marketing including use of social media and event organisation
  * previous project experience with third-party funding, preferably in
    international contexts and with multiple stakeholders
  * high communication and organisational skills with a proven ability
    to work with a wide range of internal and external contacts and
    stakeholders, team spirit and dynamism
  * responsible, goal-oriented and forward-looking way of working;
    command of the usual office applications and working on virtual
  * traveling within Europe

*We’d appreciate if you could identify with one or more of the following 

  * practical experience with Open Access, Open Science or innovative
    publishing formats
  * practical experience in scholarly publishing for Humanities, Arts,
    and Social Sciences
  * Management of repositories or other digital platforms
  * Experience in service evaluation and community feedback
  * IT affinity such as programming or script creation.

The position offers you varied and exciting project work in a dedicated 
international team in a collaborative working environment. It will 
involve a certain amount of travel both within Europe and 
internationally, and gives you the opportunity to bring in your own 
research interests wherever feasible.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and places particular 
emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women 
are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. The University firmly 
intends to raise the number of disabled persons in its employment. In 
the case of equally qualified applicants, disabled persons will be 
preferentially considered.

If you need to move to Germany to work with us, the university’sWelcome 
Center <https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/87827.html>offers support for 
you and your family.

For further information, please contactMargo Bargheer (E-Mail) 
<mailto:bargheer at sub.uni-goettingen.de>, +49 551 39-91188 (phone) 
orBirgit Schmidt (E-Mail) <mailto:bschmidt at sub.uni-goettingen.de>, +49 
551 39 33181 (phone).

Please apply via theonline application portal 
upload your application and refrain from sending printed applications. 
The application process is open*until 25.9.2016*.

Job interviews are expected to start on 41 calender week 2016.

In justified cases you may send your application to “Direktion der 
Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Platz 
der Göttinger Sieben 1, D-37073 Göttingen”. Please note that we won’t 
return printed documents to applicants. You should refrain from 
submitting original documents.

Dr Birgit Schmidt
Scientific Manager / Project Coordinator

Göttingen State and University Library
Electronic Publishing
Platz der Göttinger Sieben
DE - 37070 Göttingen

Tel +49 551 39 33181
Fax +49 551 39 5222


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