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Open Research Officer

Library & Archives Service

Salary:  £30,302 to £34,468 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 17 December 2021
Reference:  PSS-LAS-2021-01

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

The Open Research Officer is based within the Collection Support & Open Research Services Team, reporting to the Research Publications Manager and working closely with the Research Data Manager. They play an active role in providing open access, research data management and open science support to researchers. The role encompasses management of green and gold open access requests, providing advice to researchers on how to balance funder requirements with journal policies, and processing requests for payments of open access charges. The post holder also assists the Research Data Manager in dealing with research data management enquiries and with other activities, including support for LSHTM Data Compass, the organisation’s repository for research data.

You will have proven experience of delivering support for open access publishing or research data management, Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards and issues relating to working with repositories preferably within a higher education institution. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and be service oriented with excellent interpersonal skills,

The post is full time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and permanent.

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 4 in the range £30,302 - £34,468 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Interviews will be in January 2022 and likely in the week beginning 10th January 2022. All candidates will be informed if they have been shortlisted before Christmas.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

Further details:    Job Description    

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.



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