Research & Development Co-Ordinator


Research & Development Co-ordinator, Open Research
We have an exciting opportunity to join the research and development team in the Open Research Group at Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan. This role would suit a graduate with an interest in open access publishing who is looking to gain experience in this rapidly developing area of scholarly communications.

You will work on a range of projects in support of our open access strategy and policies, and have the opportunity to help shape our open access publishing. You will be:

• Conducting research and competitor analysis and reporting relating to open access, with a focus on funding and policy.
• Contributing to projects to improve support for authors publishing open access.
• Responding to internal and external queries about our open access publishing policies.
• Providing some administrative support to the Open Research team.

The ideal applicant will:

• Have an undergraduate degree
• Have excellent communication skills, including a high standard of written English, to deal with people at all levels within the company and externally within the academic community
• Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries and coming up with new approaches
• Be able to learn quickly and organise and prioritise numerous tasks
• Be numerate and computer-literate, with a sharp eye for detail and strong Excel skills.

Experience in an academic research environment and an interest in open access / open science would be an advantage.

To apply please upload a copy of your CV and covering letter, stating your salary expectations and quoting job reference: NPG/033/15

This position will be based in Nature Publishing Group’s new campus in Kings Cross, London. Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

Don’t forget to mention Naturejobs when applying.

Source: Nature Jobs

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