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Research Services Consultant: Bibliometrics

University of Leicester - Library and Learning Services

Location: Leicester
Salary: £35,326 to £40,927 per annum. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th January 2022
Closes: 6th February 2022
Job Ref: 4443
 

Location: Worksmart

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 06 Feb 2022

About the role

The Division of Library and Learning Services are seeking to appoint an exceptional and highly motivated candidate to the post of Research Services Consultant, with responsibility for the University Library Research Services team bibliometrics portfolio.

Under the leadership of the Head of Research Services in the University Library, this role will provide specialist expertise and support in the area of bibliometrics. This includes working with academic and professional service stakeholders in preparations for REF, providing expert advocacy, advice and support to researchers in the responsible use of metrics in research assessment, and designing and delivering training on bibliometric products such as SciVal and Altmetrics.  

This is a key role in the division, acting as an advocate for and promoting the University Library’s role in supporting the research cycle and the institutional implementation of DORA. The role holder will be responsible for planning, creating, and delivering information sessions and online training around responsible research metrics to ensure awareness of and compliance with these principles.

About you

As the ideal applicant, you will be educated to degree level, and hold a research degree or have experience of working in a research environment. You will have demonstrable knowledge of the information and support needs of researchers, and of supporting bibliometric activities and the responsible use of metrics. 

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Laurian Williamson, Head of Research Services, The University Library lw173@le.ac.uk

Applications for job share will be considered. 

We expect interview to take place the week commencing 14th February 2022.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

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We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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