Open position in OpenAIRE2020 project

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Created: November 27, 2015


Job vacancy in the EC-funded project OpenAIRE2020 - Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe towards 2020

Bielefeld University Library has an open position to work within the EC-funded project "OpenAIRE2020 – Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe towards 2020", which involves 50 partners from across the European Union and beyond. OpenAIRE2020 aims to promote open scholarship and to support the mandate on Open Access within Horizon 2020 – the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020). To this end, OpenAIRE2020 will improve the discoverability and re-use of scholary publications and research data.

Based at Bielefeld University Library, the candidate will:

- implement and oversee aggregation workflows (sources involved are publication and research data repositories, as well as authority data) (40%) - elicit requirements from different groups (repository managers, publishers, funders) and enhance the OpenAIRE Guidelines to meet these demands (20%) - develop and sustain usage statistics services (20%) - work in close collaboration with members from related national and international infrastructures (10%) - synchronize its activities with the other project partners (10%)

The requirements of the position are the following:

- Master’s degree in computer science or library and information science - strong programming skills (e.g. JAVA, Python or Perl) - experience with XML - experience with metadata aggregation and Open Access repository infrastructures - strong verbal and written communication skills (English) The ideal candidate is a team-player who can work independently and flexibly.

The following skills will be considered as a plus, while not strictly mandatory:

- experience with versioning systems (Git, SVN) - knowledge of statistical analysis and modelling of bibliometric data - engagement in Open Source or Open Science communities - command of German

The position will be available for 18 months, starting from January 2016. The salary is according to the university pay scale (TV-L 13, 100%). Working language of the project will be English, the official language is German.

According to university rankings and competitions Bielefeld University Library is one of the most innovative university libraries in Germany, leading both in terms of user satisfaction and on account of its pioneering role in the fields of Open Access, research data management, digital research services, and search engine technologies.

Bielefeld University is a young, very dynamic and fast growing university. It is a campus university hosting more than 22.000 students. Housing and many other facilities offered directly on campus. With close to 330.000 inhabitants, Bielefeld is one of the top 20 major cities in Germany. It has many leisure and cultural activities to offer and is located at the center of the Teutoburg Forest, offering many possibilities for outdoor activities.

Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged. Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognised as a family friendly university.

The University welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to academic and technical posts as well as positions in information technology and craft. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state equal opportunity statutes.

To apply, please send your application including CV and letter of motivation (in one PDF document) to

Universitätsbibliothek Bielefeld Postfach 10 02 91 33502 Bielefeld Tel. 0521/106-4051

For informal inquiries, please contact Dirk Pieper

Application deadline: 22.12.2015

--- Najko Jahn

Project and Innovation Manager Bielefeld University Library - Bielefeld University Universitaetsstr. 25 - 33615 Bielefeld - Office L3-129 Phone +49 (0) 521/106-2546 Fax +49 (0) 521/106-4052

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Published: Friday, November 27, 2015 11:01 UTC

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