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Job Vacancy - Project Officer for the European OpenAIRE project

Apologies for cross-posting

The following vacancy at the Goettingen State and University 
Library, Germany, may be of interest to some members of this 

Vacancy: Project Officer for the European OpenAIRE project

Office: Goettingen State and University Library, Germany

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

In this context, the European project "OpenAIRE -- Open Access 
Infrastructure for Research in Europe" is seeking a

Project Officer

with immediate effect in a full-time position (currently 39,8 
hrs/week). Salary is expected to be ca. EUR 36.000 p.a. 
(depending on experience; German salary schema for public 
employees, TV-L E13/BAT IIa). This post is suitable for part-time 
employment and is offered on a two year term contract, with 
potential for renewal.

The OpenAIRE project supports the Open Access Pilot conducted by 
the European Commission in the Seventh Research Framework 
Programme (FP7). The project will deliver an electronic 
infrastructure and supporting mechanism for the presentation and 
monitoring of research articles (and to some extent related 
scientific data) funded in seven disciplines (energy, 
environment, ICT, electronic infrastructures, science in society 
etc.). The SUB Goettingen acts as the scientific coordinator of 
the project, and will coordinate the establishment and operation 
of a "European Open Access Helpdesk System" based on a network of 
national "Open Access Liason Offices" covering the European Union 
member states.

Minimum requirements:

* a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies or 
relevant field of study
* ability to work in a team-based network* high level of 
interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
* willingness to travel within Europe* very good English-language 
communication skills, both written and oral

* demonstrable interest in scientific publication processes
* previous experience in the functionality of digital 
repositories and Open Access
* previous experience in the use of content management systems 
and helpdesk systems
* ability to present complex issues clearly, structured to meet 
the needs of various target groups
* German language skills are desirable but not required.

In many areas of the University of Goettingen, women are 
underrepresented. Therefore, applications from women are 
especially appreciated and will be treated preferentially in 
domains where women are particularly underrepresented, if the 
appropriate qualification profile is met and legal constraints 
permit. In case of equal qualifications, disabled persons are 
given preference.

For further information, please contact Dr. Birgit Schmidt, 
phone: +49 551 39-5228 or email at: 
bschmidt@sub.uni-goettingen.de.  To apply please submit a full CV 
and covering letter to the "Direktor der Niedersaechsischen 
Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek Goettingen, Platz der 
Goettinger Sieben 1, D-37073 Goettingen".

Closing date: 14.12.2009

Dr. Birgit Schmidt
Niedersaechsische Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek
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