01 September 2016

JOB OPENING: Project Officer for the project HIRMEOS (Göttingen State and University Library, Deadline 25 Sep 2016)

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Prof. Serge Dauchy (Lille II/CNRS - St Louis Bruxelles) transmitted the following job vacancy:

Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) is active in several national and international projects on the development of infrastructures, services for electronic publishing, and implementation of Open Access and Open Science. 

In this context, the European project “HIRMEOS – High Integration of Research Monograph in the European Open Science Infrastructure” is seeking a  

Project Manager

to manage the library’s contributions to the HIRMEOS project. The post is offered with immediate effect as a full-time position (39,8 hrs/week) for the project period (overall 2,5 years). Salary is expected to be around EUR 45.000 p.a. (pro rata, depending on experience and qualification; German salary schema for public employees, E 14 TV-L). The position can be filled by two candidates in part-time employment, given that the two candidates’ qualifications cover all project requirements.
The EU-funded HIRMEOS project brings together five publishing platforms for open access monographs in the Social Sciences and the Humanities and will enhance their technical capacities and services. One of these platforms is the well-established Göttingen University Press offering publishing services to Göttingen university research communities. 

Responsibilities are as follows:
·         lead the project’s central work package “Community Outreach and Dissemination” and coordinate all partners’ contribution referring to community feedback and service evaluation
·         concept and implementation of processes and infrastructures for internal and external communication, public relation and marketing for the project
·         monitor and coordinate technical developments for the Göttingen University Press platform, cooperate with the press‘ editorial board and other university bodies.
·         organisation of project meetings, workshops and conferences
·         building the key stakeholder network via close cooperation with several target groups (societies, academies, publishers, vendors and service-provider, scholarly infrastructures etc.)
·         project reporting and supporting project administration
You will need:
·         You will need a Master or equivalent degree in a discipline with a publishing culture drawing on books (Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, etc.). If you have a degree from other disciplines you will need professional experience with one of the mentioned ones.   
·         professional experience in scientific information management (preferably in Digital Humanities, scholarly presses or electronic publishing) along with a good understanding of its technical aspects
·         knowledge on Open Access and Open Science
·         Lecture and presenting skills together with a high command of English in writing and speaking
·         Experience and solid knowledge of project public relation and marketing including use of social media and event organisation
·         previous project experience with third-party funding, preferably in international contexts and with multiple stakeholders
·         high communication and organisational skills with a proven ability to work with a wide range of internal and external contacts and stakeholders, team spirit and dynamism
·         responsible, goal-oriented and forward-looking way of working; command of the usual office applications and working on virtual infrastructures.
·         traveling within Europe
We’d appreciate if you could identify with one or more of the following qualifications:
·         practical experience with Open Access, Open Science or innovative publishing formats
·         practical experience in scholarly publishing for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
·         Management of repositories or other digital platforms
·         Experience in service evaluation and community feedback
·         IT affinity such as programming or script creation.

The position offers you varied and exciting project work in a dedicated international team in a collaborative working environment. It will involve a certain amount of travel both within Europe and internationally, and gives you the opportunity to bring in your own research interests wherever feasible.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. The University firmly intends to raise the number of disabled persons in its employment. In the case of equally qualified applicants, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.
If you need to move to Germany to work with us, the university’s Welcome Center offers support for you and your family.

For further information, please contact Margo Bargheer (E-Mail), +49 551 39-91188 (phone) or Birgit Schmidt (E-Mail), +49 551 39 33181 (phone). 

Please apply via the online application portal to upload your application and refrain from sending printed applications. The application process is open until 25.9.2016.
Job interviews are expected to start on 41 calender week 2016. 

In justified cases you may send your application to “Direktion der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1, D-37073 Göttingen”. Please note that we won’t return printed documents to applicants. You should refrain from submitting original documents.

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