[open-science] Job posting: OpenAIRE-Advance Scientific Manager (f/m/d) - University of Göttingen / State and University Library

Birgit Schmidt bschmidt at sub.uni-goettingen.de
Mon Feb 25 15:58:00 UTC 2019

** Apologies for cross-posting, please forward to anyone who may be 
interested **

      Scientific Manager (f/m/d)

02/25/2019 Job openings

Göttingen State and University Library is engaged in several national 
and international projects on the development of infrastructures and 
services for electronic publishing and the implementation of Open Science.

In this context, the European project ‘OpenAIRE-Advance – Open Access 
Infrastructure for Research in Europe towards 2020’ is seeking a

*Scientific Manager (f/m/d)*

to support the ongoing OpenAIRE-Advance project. This post is offered 
with immediate effect as a full-time position (currently 39,8 hrs/week, 
part-time is also possible) until the end of the project period 
(December 2020). Salary based on the German salary schema for public 
employees (pro rata, depending on experience; TV-L E 14). Transition to 
a related long-term position is subject to project developments.

This position offers you interesting and varied work within a dynamic 
international team in a pleasant working atmosphere. This post will 
involve a certain amount of travel both within Europe and internationally.

*Responsibilities are as follows:*

  * Assume a strategic role on behalf of the scientific coordination,
    with a focus on matching the needs of research communities to the
    development of Open Science infrastructures as well as support for
    the implementation of funder policies and good practices
  * Coordinate a work package with focus on support and advocacy for the
    human-technical implementation of Open Science at various levels,
    working closely with all relevant stakeholders and the coordinators
    of the project
  * Oversight of topical scholarly communication task groups to increase
    capacity and knowledge among the network, contributing to training
    materials and advocacy programmes including technical
    interoperability guidelines for repositories and publishing
    platforms and OA monitoring (e. g. dashboards)
  * Coordinate the development and implementation of the OpenAIRE legal
    entity (OpenAIRE-LE) and securing national Open Science partnerships
    from EU Member States and Associate Countries and other sectors, in
    alignment with the European Open Science Cloud
  * Manage the implementation and support the governance bodies of the
    OpenAIRE-LE, in close collaboration with the OpenAIRE-LE Office,
    including the maintenance and further development of the principles
    and rules of engagement and solicit participation within the LE
    working groups
  * Manage the strategic planning of the OpenAIRE-Advance network,
    manage networking tasks and establish coordination activities,
    ensuring successful support for the implementation of Open Science
  * Contribute to collaborative activities between OpenAIRE-Advance and
    e-infrastructures namely communication issues, service provisioning
    and strategic alignment activities

*You will need:*

  * a Master’s degree
  * very good knowledge of technical innovation management, preferably
    through the coordination of the technical development of digital
    infrastructures and services (e. g. as a product manager), highly
    motivated to acquire new technical skills
  * excellent knowledge of and experiences in digital information
    management, preferably in the area of Open Access / Open Science,
    research infrastructures and repositories, research data management,
    Open Access monitoring
  * previous project management experience including the delivery and
    sustainability of high-profile, multi-partner projects
  * experience of establishing community partnerships or public sector
    legal bodies is an asset
  * excellent communication and organisational skills with a proven
    ability to work with a wide range of internal and external contacts
    and stakeholders
  * team spirit, curiosity, goal-oriented, dynamism and sense of initiative
  * fluent in English (spoken & written), good knowledge of German would
    be an asset
  * European travel for meetings and events is expected

OpenAIRE-Advance continues to implement and underpin the Open Science 
policies of the European Commission. At the same time it will drive the 
transition from open access to Open Science in terms of European open 
scholarship and advocacy at the national level. The project aims to 
reshape the scholarly system towards openness and transparency for 
researchers and other stakeholders and to provide core scholarly 
communication services for the practical implementation of Open Science. 
OpenAIRE-Advance is the fourth funding phase of OpenAIRE. Göttingen 
State and University Library acts as one of the main project 
coordinators, in capacity as Scientific Coordinator. In addition, 
OpenAIRE has recently established itself as a legal organization lending 
permanent presence for European scholarly communication support.

For further information, please contact Dr Birgit Schmidt (email) 
<mailto:bschmidt at sub.uni-goettingen.de>, +49 551 39-33181 (phone), or 
Najla Rettberg: najla.rettberg at sub.uni-goettingen.de 
<mailto:najla.rettberg at sub.uni-goettingen.de> (email).

In many areas of the University of Göttingen, women are 
underrepresented. Therefore, applications from women are especially 
appreciated and will be treated preferentially in domains where women 
are particularly underrepresented, if the appropriate qualification 
profile is met and legal constraints permit. In case of equal 
qualifications, disabled persons are given preference.

To apply please submit your full CV and covering letter via the online 
application portal 
and upload your application. The closing date is *10 March 2019*.

Interviews are expected to start in the week of 21 March 2019.

In justified exceptional cases you can submit your application to: 
Direktion der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek 
Göttingen, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1, D-37073 or to: 
sekretariat at sub.uni-goettingen.de 
<mailto:sekretariat at sub.uni-goettingen.de> (email).

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your 
applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on 
the legal basis and

Job opening webpage:

Dr Birgit Schmidt
Head of Knowledge Commons

Göttingen State and University Library
Wissen als Gemeingut (WAG)
Platz der Göttinger Sieben
DE - 37070 Göttingen

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


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