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Open Research Specialist

Library and Archives
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817 - 40,322
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Role Description

 The University of York Library is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join its Research Support team and give particular support and focus to open research practice at York. Two University-wide Open Research groups, one strategic and one working, have recently been established and this post will lead and/or coordinate a number of new initiatives sponsored by these groups, working closely with the Research Support team manager and the leads for Open Access and Research Data. Effective liaison with stakeholders in the University’s research community will be a key aspect of this role.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or higher and have previous experience of working in a similar or related role, either in libraries or research services. Knowledge and understanding of the current research environment, the scholarly communications landscape and the research lifecycle is essential, as is the willingness and ability to engage proactively with the University community and to take a primary role in outreach activities.

This new, fixed-term role provides an exciting opportunity to someone looking to make an impact within an organisation and who is interested in developing open research services.

For informal enquiries please contact Sarah Thompson, Head of Collections Services, email (until 12 September) or Kate Petherbridge, White Rose Libraries Executive Manager, email (after 12th September).



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