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[InetBib] Recruiting for SOAP

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

auf Bitten der Kollegen vom CERN möchte ich auf nachfolgende Ausschreibung aufmerksam machen.

Mit besten Grüßen
Ralf Schimmer


SOAP Fellowship [http://library.cern.ch/soap-fellow.html]

CERN, the world leading Particle Physics laboratory has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and is starting the LHC, the largest scientific instrument ever designed. With 2500 staff and 10000 scientific visitors the laboratory is home to a vibrant international scientific community.

CERN has recently taken a leading role in the Open Access movement. It manages an institutional and subject repository of 1-million records digital library including scientific manuscripts, an archive of CERN documents, educational multimedia content and much more. Beyond green Open Access, CERN is promoting the SCOAP3 project, an Open Access Publishing initiative. SCOAP3 aims to convert to Open Access the entire literature in Particle Physics in partnership with funding agencies, libraries, and publishers worldwide. CERN interest in Open Access business models now include a new project called SOAP.

SOAP (Study of Open Access Publishing) is a project being negotiated for financing by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Program. Partners of the SOAP consortium are CERN, the coordinator, the Max Plank Society, the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council and the publishing companies BioMed Central, Sage, and Springer. The project is expected to have a duration of two years, starting in March 2009. Its objective is the study of Open Access business models and a comprehensive survey of the attitudes towards Open Access of researchers across all disciplines. SOAP will deliver evidence on the potential of sustainable forms of Open Access Publishing.

Conditional to the final availability of funding, CERN is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated person to play a leading role in the SOAP project, in collaboration with all other partners. The person will be based in Open Access section of the CERN Library, in Geneva, collaborating with 4 other colleagues involved in the SOAP project.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for:
        • The management of the SOAP project
• The analysis of a large-scale survey of the attitudes towards Open Access publishing of researchers in a wide spectrum of disciplines • The study of the potential of different business models for Open Access publishing in the light of the needs and expectations of research communities

Your profile:
• You have a sound understanding of the mechanisms and economics of scientific publishing • You are familiar with Open Access in general and business models for Open Access Publishing in particular • Experience in the management of small projects and/or being conversant with the administration of FP7 projects is an advantage • Experience with the analysis of large data samples collected by user surveys is an asset • You hold a MSc or higher diploma and you have less than 10 years professional experience after the MSc. • You are a citizen of one of the CERN Member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).

What we offer:
• Contract duration: One year with a possibility of extension for a second year. The start date is fixed to March 1st, 2009, subject to the successful conclusion of the negotiations with the European Commission • Financial conditions: You will be employed as a CERN Fellow with a stipend calculated individually, depending on qualification and experience. CERN stipends are very competitive and tax-free and for this post could range between 75'000 and 90'000 Swiss Francs per annum. Fellows may be entitled to an additional installation grant, family allowance and child allowance. We also offer help with finding suitable accommodation. • Leave: Fellows are entitled to 2.5 days paid leave per month, plus two weeks at Christmas and a few other local holidays. • Insurance: Fellows have access to CERN's comprehensive health insurance scheme for themselves and their dependents. • Travel expenses: Fellows are entitled to travel expenses for themselves and their family upon joining and leaving CERN.

Apply online at http://tinyurl.com/SOAP-CERN by providing your Curriculum Vitae, scan of the last (highest) qualification, a motivation letter, and three letters of recommendation to give as broad as possible overview of your academic and/or professional achievements.

The application and ALL supporting documents should reach us before Monday January 12th, 2009. We aim to select the successful candidate in January 2009. The projected starting date of the contract, subject to the successful conclusion of the negotiations with the European Commission, is March 1st, 2009.

Queries on this post can be addressed to Jens Vigen - CERN Head Librarian - Jens.Vigen@xxxxxxx

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