Job Opportunity: Research Information Analyst & Open Access Officer, LSE

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is currently advertising for a Research Information Analyst & Open Access Officer in the Research Support Services team, LSE Library:

  • Salary from £33,784 to £40,867 pa inclusive (pro-rata)
  • This is a fixed term appointment for 11 months (maternity cover) and is part time for 21 hours per week
  • Closing date 17 October 2016

 The Library is at the heart of LSE, one of the world’s greatest social science universities, and serves a vibrant community of students and staff in the centre of London. The Library has a high reputation both nationally and internationally for its extensive collections, its involvement in innovative projects and its high quality services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Research Support Services team to provide bibliometric initiatives in the Library and oversee the LSE Institutional Publication Fund. You will lead on bibliometrics activities by providing expertise on citation analysis and conducting bibliometric reports to support the evaluation of research. You will maintain an in-depth knowledge of this area, providing advice on the use of a range of traditional and emerging publication metrics such as citation and altmetrics.

In this post you will also be responsible for administering the LSE Institutional Publication Fund and overseeing the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for paid Open Access papers. This involves promoting the fund to researchers and managing workflows between authors, publishers and funders. This role will involve close liaison with the repository manager, academics, the Research Division and other groups in the School.

You will be a graduate with a CILIP-recognised professional qualification in librarianship or information science with post qualification experience of working in a library or similar customer service environment, preferably in higher education. You should be an excellent communicator with strong organisational skills. You will be able to initiate service developments as well as having the ability to work as part of a team. Experience of working with bibliometrics or supporting research would be an advantage.

 We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17th October (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Informal enquiries can be made to Nancy Graham at


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