Program Specialist, PubMed Central

Bethesda, Maryland
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Created: June 10, 2013


Program Specialist, PubMed Central
Location: NIH/NCBI - Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code: PS020713
# of openings: 1

Computercraft seeks a seasoned professional to participate in, and provide strategic, administrative, and technical expertise to, the operations of the PubMed Central digital archive.
PubMed Central is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. The successful candidate will work onsite at NIH with experts from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), which is part of NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM).
The successful candidate will work with project stakeholders including senior NIH management, PMC content managers and software developers, international collaborators, the research community, and scientific journal publishers to ensure the success of PubMed Central and the NIH Public Access Policy. Specific responsibilities may include helping to develop and interpret policy for NCBI staff as well as various external stakeholders; negotiating agreements with publishers and other collaborators; and identifying changes that need to be made to PMC or ancillary systems.

Comprehensive knowledge of the scientific journal publishing business – the editorial and administrative policy aspects as well as the technical production process for online journals.
Knowledge of the open access movement in scientific publishing, with a good understanding of copyright and licensing issues and various parties’ positions on open access.
At least 8 years professional experience and at least 2 years management experience, preferably in an information management field
Strong analytic skills with attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Substantial record of interaction with policy makers and management people outside one’s own organization.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to juggle priorities and tasks flexibly in a dynamic environment
Ability to work independently and absorb new concepts/subject matter quickly
Commitment to public access of federally funded research

Other desirable qualifications include:
Design and development of web sites for scientific literature.
Background in government relations.

Computercraft offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including health insurance with 100% company paid premiums, 401K program with matching, paid time off and holiday pay, life insurance, flexible spending and disability coverage.  We offer an excellent work life balance with a standard 40 hour work week and the chance to work with accomplished scientists at NIH/NCBI.

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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