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Open Research Project Officer

Student and Academic Services
33,309 - 40,927 per year
Grade 6
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus
Interview date
22 September 2022
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Role Description


The Library’s Open Research team delivers a portfolio of services to researchers, including: research data management; open access; bibliometrics; copyright; researcher profiles; training and support for research staff and postgraduate research students and scholarly communication.

This fixed-term post has been created to give particular support to open access publishing at York in the context of new funder policies and the development of a new institutional open access policy.


You will help to support open access publishing at the University, enabling academic authors to better understand the benefits of open access in addition to the policy requirements of both funders and the university.  You will be responsible for developing and delivering training sessions, support and advocacy materials and guidance for academic authors and other research support staff. Effective liaison with stakeholders in the University’s research community will be a key aspect of this role.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the current research environment, the academic publishing process and open access
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, combined with the ability to interact successfully with a wide range of people and convey information in a clear and accessible manner
  • Willingness and ability to engage proactively with the University community and to take a primary role in outreach activities, including the development and delivery of skills training sessions to a range of diverse audiences
  • Ability to handle enquiries successfully, including complex enquiries at an advanced level
  • Highly motivated, able to keep up-to-date with relevant developments and identify best practice, both nationally and internationally, and advise colleagues accordingly.

Interview date: 22 September 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Sarah Thompson -

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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