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Open Access Service Manager


The funding landscape in the UK now requires that the outputs of funded research, such as research articles, conference proceedings and supporting data are made publicly available. The significance for the University is difficult to underestimate as success in the REF determines the allocation of around £300 million in University funding each year.

The Open Access Service in the Office of Scholarly Communication processes several hundred articles per month into Apollo, the University repository www.repository.cam.ac.uk. The repository holds over 200,000 items and stores, disseminates and preserves in the long-term the broader intellectual output of the university in digital formats, including databases, multi-media files, e-science outputs, theses, learning objects and electronic. To ensure efficient engagement with the "open" agenda, the Office of Scholarly Communication delivers numerous advocacy and training events across the University of Cambridge.

Working within the Office of Scholarly Communication at the University Library, the Open Access Service Manager will lead the team that delivers a researcher-focused service in support of open research. This involves the provision of information, training and advice to all academic and research staff required or wishing to publish articles via open access. They will be responsible for managing the RCUK and COAF funds of over £2 million annually, including signing off on invoices up to £6,000.

In addition the role holder will be expected to manage the reporting requirements to the research community, University Executive and the funding bodies and will be expected to represent the Office of Scholarly Communication on various committees. The key goal will be to ensure that the majority of the University research publication output is compliant with funder, University and publisher policies and that the University has a process to support open research that is affordable and sustainable.

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Informal enquiries about the role may be directed to Niamh Tumelty, Head of Research Services and STEMM Libraries at Cambridge University Libraries, nt311@cam.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th January 2020.

Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 21st January 2020.

Please quote reference VE21631 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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