|Salary:||£31,931 to £34,709 Band D|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||13th March 2023|
|Closes:||31st March 2023|
Hours: Full time although part time (minimum 30 hours per week) will be considered
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire
Hybrid working options can be offered with a minimum number of days required on site per week (a typical minimum is 60% on site).
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The Open Science Services group is responsible for the development and operation of library services, open access and open data services including two institutional repositories (ePubs and eData). It also undertakes research and development in open science practices and supporting technologies and we work with UKRI on Open Science Policy. Additionally members of the Group are active in national and international networks including the Research Data Alliance.
We are looking for someone to act as an Open Access and Publications Support Specialist supporting researchers at the STFC National Laboratories.
About the role:
To support and develop open publishing at STFC, you will act as a source of expertise and advice supporting researchers in meeting STFC expectations for open access to research publications.
You will manage and administer STFC’s Open Access publishing systems and processes, coordinating and overseeing deposit of research papers into the ePubs repository. Working with colleagues you will develop and support workflows for open access and contribute to the ongoing review and development of the publications repository, ensuring funder and organisational open access requirements are met.
You will be self-motivated and able to work in close liaison with researches to explain the requirements around open access publishing. You will need to develop relationships internally across STFC and externally to deliver the objectives of this role, maintaining awareness of open access developments and policies to ensure information is provided in a timely manner.
Educated to degree level or equivalent.
Relevant professional experience (for example this could be from a library, research administration or publishing background).
Familiarity with open access publishing and funder policies ideally with pre-existing knowledge of the UKRI open access policies.
Ability to work effectively on own initiative as well as part of team, working in a collaborative environment.
Good written communication skills, including experience of writing guidance materials.
We are offering a permanent position with a host of benefits including:
30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days)
Flexible working hours
An excellent defined average salary pension scheme
Excellent learning and development opportunities
Visa Sponsorship for candidates with the right to work in the UK
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