Open Access Research Assistant - Finance

University of Cambridge - University Library

The Office of Scholarly Communication is expanding the services offered to the Cambridge research community and is inviting candidates to apply for the newly created OA Research Assistant - Finance position. As a member of the Open Access team, they will provide support and advice on Open Access matters to the research community and will be responsible for managing the financial aspects of the Open Access projects. This will require the processing of invoices, verification of the agreed transaction and checking that compliance is met. The role holder will be responsible for preparing reports to funders and Jisc on expenditure from the funds. This will require close liaison with the Library Finance Office.

The Open Access Service in the Office of Scholarly Communication is processing several hundred articles per month into Apollo, the University repository The repository holds over 200,000 items, and stores, disseminates and preserves in the long-term the broader intellectual output of the university in digital formats, including databases, multi-media files, e-science outputs, theses, learning objects and electronic. To ensure efficient engagement with the "open" agenda, the Office of Scholarly Communication delivers numerous advocacy and training events across the University of Cambridge.

In addition to people with an eye for detail, financial accuracy and experience working across multiple systems, the OSC is looking for candidates familiar with the concepts of, and arguments, behind Open Research. As part of a dynamic team, the successful candidate will be resourceful, enthusiastic and show initiative in their work.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an exercise to demonstrate their ability to manipulate data to create a report, and to understand and interpret funder and publisher policies.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Queries about the role can be directed to Dr Arthur Smith, Manager, Open Access Service -

Please quote reference VE10832 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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