“The Right to Research Coalition (R2RC) is seeking a Fellow who is ready and willing to contribute to its advocacy and policy work. The R2RC is a coalition of organizations representing millions of students around the world focused on the belief that no student should be denied access to articles they need because their institution cannot afford the cost of access. The R2RC is project of SPARC.
This is an opportunity for an early career academic professional to expand their repertoire of skills while contributing to important advocacy efforts on issues you care deeply about. This Fellow will receive regular, thorough briefings on the latest open access policy developments, and will be trained and supported by SPARC’s experienced advocacy team members.
• Ensure that current coalition members are kept up-to-date on all relevant policy action.
• Engage with policymakers on behalf of the R2RC in an effort to educate them on the issue of open access and why this issue is of great importance to the research community.
• Update resources, materials, and website to reflect ongoing policy changes.
• Work with SPARC’s advocacy team on social media and other communication efforts.”
“The Data Management & Open Access Officer will provide technical guidance and support to researchers to implement Open Access, and Open Data in SSA. The position will also provide recommendations for facilitating the implementation and widespread adoption, which will require supporting significant organizational change efforts as well as improving systems and processes to make it as easy as possible for researchers to make their research openly-accessible according to the FAIR principles – i.e. findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable.
The emphasis of the position will be for Data Management for major CIP projects in the sub-Saharan African region. It is anticipated that capacity building and raising awareness will be key areas of focus for this position during the duration of the contract as CIP begins to embed Open Access and Open Data into the project lifecycle and other organizational processes such as M&E and individuals’ performance and evaluation.
This position will report to the Knowledge & Data Manager from Research Informatics Unit (RIU) and the Project Manager for the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA Project). This position will work closely with members of Communications and Publications (CPAD), the CIP Library, the CIP legal team and the Grants and Contracts units at CIP Headquarters and well as the SASHA Project Manager, the SASHA Senior Knowledge Management Specialist, the SASHA Communications officer, and other project managers and researchers in the region. In addition, this position will serve as a liaison to several CGIAR Knowledge Management, Open Access, and Open Data (KM/OA-OD) communities of practice and will work closely with other KM/OA-OD focal points on Cross-Center initiatives to support Open Access and Open Data.”
“Responsibilities are as follows:
Manage the communication and dissemination work package, working closely with all areas and coordinators of the project
Contribute to strategic planning of the network, manage networking tasks and establish coordination activities, ensuring successful support for the implementation of open science policies
Oversight of topical scholarly communication task groups to increase capacity and knowledge among the network, including training and advocacy programmes
Help to develop and implement the OpenAIRE legal entity and open science partnerships, including oversight of liaison with the European Open Science Cloud
Coordination and communication of scholarly communication tasks, including developing technical interoperability guidelines for repositories and publishing platforms and OA monitoring through the Institutional Dashboard”
“Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!
Provide technical support and for the systems and services used by the Office for Scholarly Communications as well as services provided to scholars to support open access policies and system infrastructure. …”
A job ad for a faculty position in biology with these preferred qualifications: “Track record of meaningful contributions to open source software projects. A passion for open-access innovation….”
“Are you a skilled repository librarian, with a profound knowledge of scholarly communication, who likes to work in a dynamic environment to ensure open access to scientific results? Then you can apply your skills to improve the user experience by enriching the material made available to the community via platforms such as Inspire and the CERN Document Server (CDS). Our service helps 50,000 scientists, mainly within the field of high-energy physics, worldwide every day to find information across a million of scientific articles, seamlessly populate their scientific profile and explore connections between ideas through our graph of tens of million citations. CERN, Take part! …”
“Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Digital Scholarship Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Research Commons and based in the Research Commons at the W.A.C. Bennett Library, Burnaby campus, this full-time continuing position will support SFU faculty, graduate students, and other researchers across the three SFU campuses and beyond.
In close collaboration with departmental and functional librarians, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will expand delivery of Research Commons programs and services targeted to faculty and will assess their effectiveness.The incumbent will assist researchers in identifying appropriate tools and technologies to meet research and publication needs and will provide specialized information services related to scholarly publishing, research impact, and research metrics.Working closely with the Library’s existing Digital Scholarship Librarian, the incumbent will plan, implement, and promote scholarly communications services and will continue to increase campus awareness of author rights, open access, and new and existing open access funding mandates….”
“BioMed Central is the leading open access publisher of STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) research. Since it was founded in 2000, BioMed Central has successfully pioneered the open access publishing model and brought open access to the mainstream. With offices in London, North America and Asia, the company employs over 290 people across a range of operations including editorial, production, IT and business. BioMed Central is a vibrant and innovative company. It operates in a fast-paced and high-energy environment, hiring talented people who are passionate about science, technology, medicine and open access.”
“The Marketing Executive is responsible for planning and implementing marketing campaigns and multi-tactical digital campaigns to drive awareness of their assigned journals; to increase readership, and to grow / enhance the email database and ultimately manuscript submissions.
The role includes ensuring that journal information is included in marketing collateral for company conferences as well as coordinating marketing activities with journal society partners (including negotiating with conference organizers and creating, printing and shipping promotional materials). You will regularly collate Key Performance Indicator statistics for each of your journals within the portfolio and will be required to contribute to monthly and quarterly reports. Additionally you will support the Marketing Manager working on cross-company marketing projects as required.”
“The Director of Product Engineering reports to the CEO and will lead the development and implementation of CC’s products and services. You’ll be responsible for the CC Search roadmap and the review and enhancement of existing tools to ensure their successful adoption on the web. This is a rare opportunity to lead within an organization that is fundamental to sharing online, operating at a global scale. The successful candidate will lead a technical team to meet the needs of this vital organization, and to build a more vibrant, usable global commons, powered by collaboration and gratitude.
We believe that diverse teams build better organizations and better services. Applications from qualified candidates from all backgrounds, including those from under-represented communities, are very welcome.
The Director of Product Engineering leads the technology team to:
- Develop, lead and implement an ambitious product strategy, including a product and service roadmap for CC Search and other relevant services. Lead a small team aligned with our goal of a more vibrant, usable commons powered by collaboration and gratitude
- Attract and oversee a small team of software developers and UX designers to build innovative, robust software both for CC use and for public release
- Work in the open, in public repositories, open chat rooms, public wikis and a global community
- Work with the CEO and Director of Development to seek funding for CC’s various technical projects
- Represent the organization and provide technical leadership within various open communities and with CC partners. Coordinate with other outside communities, companies, and institutions to further Creative Commons’ mission, for example: W3C, non-profit communities like EFF, Open Knowledge, and Wikipedians, and the open data, open access, library, and open education communities”
“The Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP) is looking for a paid summer intern.
HOAP is based at +The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and all our work fosters open access to research. See the project home page for more details.