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Research Support Librarian

SOAS University of London - Library Services Directorate

Location: London
Salary: £36,699 to £43,110 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2018
Closes: 8th October 2018
Job Ref: 001582

Salary Range (Grade 7) - £36,699 - £43,110 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Full time (35 hours per week)

Library - Scholars Communications

The role and its responsibilities

The Library is seeking a Research Support Librarian to coordinate and advise on the development of library services in relation to scholarly communication / research support. The post holder will ensure that the Library provides effective infrastructure, processes and services in relation to Open Access, Research Data Management, Institutional Repository Management and ORCID IDs. The role will involve close collaborative work with the SOAS Research Office to support the REF 2021 submission and funded research projects.

Skills and experience

The successful applicant with have relevant experience working in scholarly communication / research support in Higher Education and a good understanding of the external landscape. Candidates should have excellent inter-personal and problem-solving skills, as well as strong IT skills and the ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Christine Wise, or 0207 8984166

Competitive benefits package

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

About SOAS Library

SOAS is one of the world’s most important academic libraries for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East and is one of only five UK National Research Libraries. The Library attracts scholars from all over the world to consult its holdings and further their research. The Library houses over 1.3 million volumes at the SOAS campus at Russell Square in Central London, together with a major collection of archives, manuscripts, rare books and special collections, an expanding Digital Library and increasing access to licensed e-content. The Library has a number of functional teams which support the SOAS academic community and external visitors, including Acquisitions and Bibliographic Services, Archives and Special Collections, Customer Services, Library Digital Services and Teaching and Research Support. This post reports directly to the Interim Director on a temporary basis.

Further information about SOAS Library is available from

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered. Interviews will provisionally be held on either 26 October 2018 or 1 November 2018. If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.

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