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Job Vacancy - OpenAIRE Project Manager -

The following is an update to our recent job announcement.


Vacancy: Project Manager 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 Manager.

Your responsibility will be to manage the project, working
closely with the scientific, technical and administrative
coordinators of the project by supporting the effective
collaboration of all partners, across organisational and
technological developments and a broad scale advocacy and
awareness programme.

You will need:

    * a Master's degree
    * significant experience in digital information management,
      preferably in the area of repositories and Open Access
    * previous project management experience including the delivery of
      high-profile, multi-agency projects
    * excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with a proven
      ability to work with a wide range of internal and external
      contacts and stakeholders

The post requires a certain amount of travel both within Europe
and internationally. German language skills are desirable but not

This post is offered with immediate effect in a full-time
position (currently 39,8 hrs/week) on a two year term contract,
with potential for renewal. Salary is expected to be ca. EUR
45.000 p.a. (depending on experience; German salary schema for
public employees, TV-L E14/BAT Ib). This post is suitable for
part-time employment.

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.

Disabled people with corresponding aptitude for the position will
be favoured.

The University of Goettingen is striving to increase the number
of women employed in areas where they are currently
underrepresented, and especially encourages qualified woman to

For further information, please contact Dr. Birgit Schmidt,
phone: +49 551 39-5228 or email at:

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" via mail: kanzlei@sub.uni-goettingen.de

Closing date: 15.12.2009

Note: Please submit the usual application documents. These
documents will not be returned to the applicants, so please do
not submit any originals.


Dr. Birgit Schmidt
Niedersaechsische Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek
- Elektronisches Publizieren -
Platz der Goettinger Sieben 1
D-37073 Goettingen

Tel.: (+ 49) 551 - 39 5228 / 91188
Fax: (+ 49) 551 - 39 5222
E-Mail: bschmidt@sub.uni-goettingen.de
Internet: www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/0_e-publishing.html.de