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CERN is recruiting for Open Access

Of possible interest to the Europeans on this list, forwarded 
from Salvatore Mele at CERN.

From: Salvatore Mele [Salvatore.Mele@cern.ch]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 1:04 PM
To: Okerson, Ann
Subject: CERN is recruiting for Open Access

Fellowship in Open Access Publishing at CERN, Geneva

CERN, the world leading Particle Physics laboratory has its 
headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and is starting the LHC, the 
largest scientific instrument ever designed. With 2500 staff and 
10000 scientific visitors the laboratory is home to a vibrant 
international scientific community.

CERN has recently taken a leading role in the Open Access 
movement. It manages an institutional and subject repository of 
1-million records including scientific manuscripts, an archive of 
CERN documents, educational multimedia content and much more. 
Beyond green Open Access, CERN is promoting the SCOAP3 project, 
an Open Access Publishing initiative. SCOAP3 aims to convert to 
Open Access the entire literature in Particle Physics in 
partnership with funding agencies, libraries, and publishers 
worldwide. CERN interest in Open access business models now 
include a new project called SOAP.

SOAP (Study of Open Access Publishing) is a project being 
negotiated for financing by the European Commission under the 
Seventh Framework Programme. Partners of the SOAP consortium are 
CERN, the coordinator, the Max Plank Society, the UK Science and 
Technology Facilities Council and the publishing companies BioMed 
Central, Sage, and Springer. The project is expected to have a 
duration of two years, starting in March 2009. Its objective is 
the study of Open Access business models and a comprehensive 
survey of the attitudes towards Open Access of researchers across 
all disciplines. SOAP will deliver evidence on the potential of 
sustainable forms of Open Access publishing.

Conditional to the final availability of funding, CERN is looking 
for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated person to play a 
leading role in the SOAP project, in collaboration with all other 
partners. The person will be based in Open Access section of the 
CERN Library, in Geneva, collaborating with 4 other colleagues 
involved in the SOAP project.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for:

* The management of the SOAP project

* The analysis of a large-scale survey of the attitudes towards
   Open Access publishing of researchers in a wide spectrum of

* The study of the potential of different business models for
   Open Access publishing in the light of the needs and
   expectations of research communities

Your profile:

* You have a sound understanding of the mechanisms and economics
   of scientific publishing

* You are familiar with Open Access in general and business
   models for Open Access Publishing in particular

* Experience in the management of small projects and/or being
   conversant with the administration of FP7 projects is an

* Experience with the analysis of large data samples collected by
   user surveys is an asset

* You hold a MSc or higher diploma and you have less than 10
   years professional experience after the MSc.

* You are a citizen of one of the CERN Member states (Austria,
   Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland,
   France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway,
   Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the
   United Kingdom).

What we offer:

* Contract duration: One year with a possibility of extension for
   a second year. The start date is fixed to March 1st, 2009,
   subject to the successful conclusion of the negotiations with
   the European Commission

* Financial conditions: You will be employed as a CERN Fellow
   with a stipend calculated individually, depending on
   qualification and experience. CERN stipends are very
   competitive and tax-free and for this post could range between
   75'000 and 90'000 Swiss Francs per annum. Fellows may be
   entitled to an additional installation grant, family allowance
   and child allowance. We also offer help with finding suitable

* Leave: Fellows are entitled to 2.5 days paid leave per month,
   plus two weeks at Christmas and a few other local holidays.

* Insurance: Fellows have access to CERN's comprehensive health
   insurance scheme for themselves and their dependents.

* Travel expenses: Fellows are entitled to travel expenses for
   themselves and their family upon joining and leaving CERN.

Apply online at http://tinyurl.com/SOAP-CERN by providing your 
Curriculum Vitae, scan of the last (highest) qualification, a 
motivation letter, and three letters of recommendation to give as 
broad as possible overview of your academic and/or professional 

The application and ALL supporting documents should reach us 
before Monday January 12th, 2009. We aim to select the successful 
candidate in January 2009. The projected starting date of the 
contract, subject to the successful conclusion of the 
negotiations with the European Commission, is March 1st, 2009.

Queries on this post can be addressed to Jens Vigen - CERN Head 
Librarian - Jens.Vigen@cern.ch