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Job Vacancy: Scholarly Communications Manager, University of Greenwich

Greenwich Research & Enterprise is the University’s central office responsible for developing a supportive research culture and establishing links with industry and enterprise. GRE works across four service areas: research development services, commercialisation and innovation services, research & enterprise training (including postgraduate administration and training) and business support services.

Location: Greenwich
Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 plus £4800 London weighting
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Monday 06 January 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2232-E

The university is continuing to invest in its research development services and recognises high quality support is pivotal to its research environment and is seeking to recruit a Scholarly Communications Manager to join the GRE Research Development Services team at Greenwich.

This role will lead the development of services related to research outputs, Research Data Management, metrics and other aspects of Scholarly Communications to meet the needs of the University’s research community, external research funders, and the requirements of the Research Excellence Framework. In particular this will involve overseeing the ongoing development of the Institutional Repository – GALA (Greenwich Academic Literature Archive) – ensuring its effective use alongside other research management systems. 

While this is a fixed term contract, the expectation is that this role will be automatically renewed each year on notification of the university’s block grant from Research England.

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on or apply here

Further details:   Job Description & Person Specification  

Job Vacancy: Responsible Research Metrics Officer at Cardiff University

  • ID :  8717BR
  • Close Date :  30-Jul-2019 12:00

The post-holder will lead on the development of activities across the University, providing advice, guidance and support around the University’s commitment to responsible research metrics as part of an inclusive research culture. This primary function of this new role is to ensure targeted and timely support for the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (or ‘DORA’) and implementation in the early accelerated stages of institutional integration of policy and practice here at Cardiff University. This will include being responsible for delivering information sessions and training around responsible research metrics to ensure academic staff and postgraduate researchers are aware of and compliant with the principles and practice of an open research culture.

As part of this role, the post holder will need to forge strong working relationships with key individuals across the University including the Pro Vice Chancellor Research Innovation and Enterprise, the University Dean of Research Culture and Environment, the College Deans of Research and Professional Services departments such as the Universities Library Services and Human Resources. Whilst the main stakeholders will be internal academic staff, the post holder will also be expected to liaise with external organisations.

The post-holder will join the well-established Research Development team within Research and Innovation Services. This post supports Cardiff University’s The Way Forward strategy and the achievement of significant University’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for research. Operationally, the Research Development Team’s Delivery Plan will determine the post-holder’s priorities.

This post is full-time, fixed-term until 30 September 2021 and is funded by the University’s Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF).

The post holder will be the primary contact for enquiries about responsible research metrics and DORA at Cardiff University.

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Job Description

Key Duties
Provide professional advice and guidance on the principles and practice of responsible research metrics to internal colleagues (staff and postgraduate students)
Support the implementation of the University Responsible Research Metrics/DORA action plan
Take responsibility for resolving issues independently within the administration of activities where they fall within set role objectives
Investigate and analyse specific issues within the given area of work, creating recommendation reports, where necessary
Ensure that the provision of supporting and administrating activities is delivered to the institution proactively, changing the delivery according to customer requirements.
Establish working relationships with key contacts, developing appropriate links with the University’s Schools, Colleges and Professional Services departments.
Create specific working groups from colleagues across the University to achieve objectives.
Develop and deliver training and contribute to a comprehensive communication plan for the Responsible Research Metrics/DORA action plan. Respond to queries on the University’s commitment to Responsible Research Metrics/DORA

General Duties
Ensure that an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is applied when undertaking all duties
Abide by University policies on Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity
Perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role

Essential Criteria

  1. Degree/NVQ 6 or equivalent Professional membership/experience
  2. Substantial postgraduate research and development experience of working within in an academic environment, or evidence in a research administration role.
  3. Able to demonstrate professional knowledge of research assessment and responsible research metrics, to give advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders  
  4. Proven experience in developing new processes and procedures 
  5. Ability to communicate conceptually detailed and complex information effectively and professionally with a wide range of people all levels within the organisation and externally
  6. Evidence of ability to explore peoples’ needs in a work environment and adapt the service accordingly to ensure a quality service is delivered
  7. Proven ability to develop networks in order to contribute to long term developments 
  8. Evidence of ability to solve expansive problems using initiative and creativity; identify and propose both practical and innovative solutions
  9. Evidence of demonstrable knowledge of key policy advances within i) research and relevant policy as it relates to higher education and ii) of the major sponsors of research in UK academia.    
  10. Evidence of project management and coordination of short term project teams and prioritisation of tasks. 

Desirable Criteria

  1. Postgraduate/Professional qualification in an academic discipline
  2. Experience of working in a Higher Education environment
  3. Fluency in Welsh, written and oral

Job Vacancy: Head of Research Services at The University of Limerick

  • Job ID :  025708
  • Close Date :  20-Mar-2018 12:00

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

  • Division: Library & Information Services
  • Title of Post: Head Research Services (Re-advertisement)
  • Contract Type: Multiannual
  • Salary Scale: €53,970 – €88,950 p.a.

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to: Ms Gobnait O’Riordan, Director, Library & Information Services, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick, Email:

Univesity of Limerick job advert

Please email if you experience any difficulties.

The University of Sheffield Library is now recruiting to the following role which covers copyright & scholarly communications:

Job Reference Number: UOS015654 Job Title: Library Scholarly Communications Manager Salary: Grade 8 £39,324-£46,924 per annum with potential to progress to £52,793 through sustained exceptional contribution. Closing Date: 31st March 2017


Copyright advisory and advocacy services form a critical component of the infrastructure necessary in advancing teaching and learning in the digital age. Specialist educative copyright and licensing services also benefit research within the context of more open publishing of scholarly communications.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Academic & Digital Services, you will develop and implement services and programmes that build an understanding of copyright and licensing within the scholarly communications landscape and publishing, across the university community. You will ensure compliance with the copyright legislation, university policy and licenses and develop a shared institutional understanding of both the opportunities and challenges associated with this field.

The post-holder will provide to the university community (Faculties and Professional Services) legally compliant, detailed interpretation and policy advice on copyright. You will actively coordinate advisory services, making available current and reliable information on the web and bringing together specialists in the areas of broadcast media, newspapers, music and other formats particularly where the university has agreed license schemes. Operationally, you will oversee the necessary information management processes and audit requirements.

You will be the key contact with the University’s Legal Panel Agreement on matters pertaining to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and subsequent statutory instruments including the 2014 exemptions. You will engage with external bodies including the Copyright Licensing Agency, the UK Government Intellectual Property Office and other license issuing bodies.  Professionally, you will establish effective external networks concerned with copyright and intellectual property in universities.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent work experience) you will be able to think strategically as well as deliver operationally.  You will be a confident communicator and able to identify opportunities to innovate and change within the evolving regulatory framework. You will enjoy working with groups and individuals, including academic staff, researchers and  students, as well as networking beyond the University.

This post is advertised on the University recruitment web pages, if you have any technical problems submitting an application, please email

Carmen O’Dell

Research Outputs Manager – Research and Enterprise, University of Greenwich

We are currently recruiting a Research Outputs Manager post at the University of Greenwich: Research Outputs Manager Location: Greenwich Salary: £38,183 to £46,924 plus £4546 London weighting. Closing Date: Monday 20 March 2017 Reference: 1346 This role will lead the development of library services as they relate to research outputs and research data management in order to meet the needs of the University’s research community, external research funders, and the requirements of the Research Excellence Framework.


Nadine Edwards Senior Academic Services E-Librarian Stockwell Street Library

Editor, LSE Impact Blog

We have an editorial vacancy going at the LSE Impact Blog. This is a great opportunity for an information professional with an interest in academic impact, scholarly communication, traditional and alternative research metrics.

The LSE Impact blog is a hub for researchers, higher education administrative staff, librarians, students, think-tanks, and decision-makers interested in maximising the impact of academic work.

Deadline: 13 July 2016

London-based (London School of Economics and Political Science)

£27,657 – £32,013 (depending on experience)

This is a fixed term appointment with funding confirmed until 31 July 2017

More details on how to apply can be found here:

*Cross-posting this on a few listservs that I’ve found particularly useful and relevant during my time as editor*


Sierra Williams

Research Publications Manager – Middlesex University

Over the past 2-3 years the responsibilities and remit of the Research Support Team has grown and we take a leading role in embedding research into the culture of the University, providing a responsive service for the Middlesex University research community including:

  • Advocacy and training relating to a range of scholarly communication issues
  • Management and development of the University’s Research Repository
  • Liaising with professional services colleagues to further develop relevant systems and services such as those relating to Research Data Management services.

Working closely with the Research Information Manager and the Repository Assistant (with line management responsibility for this post), the Research Publications Manager post will take responsibility for managing and developing the University Research Repository (EPrints hosted by University of London Computing Centre) and contribute to the strategic development of services.

You will have an understanding of open access and other areas of scholarly communication, take an interest in contributing to the development and implementation of other research related systems (e.g. research data repository, Current Research Information System) and a willingness to engage with relevant sector specific groups such as the EPrints User Group and UKCORR.

As well as being an excellent communicator and enjoying working as part of a team, you will have experience of delivering training sessions and be willing to develop these skills, and have a flexible approach to working in a complex, busy environment.

This job is a good opportunity to work in a small team, focussed on best practice for open access publication management, as well as further develop your knowledge and skills. We are a pilot institution in Jisc’s Research Data Management Shared Service project which will include the development of a research data repository which the post holder would be involved in.

To apply please visit the Middlesex University job website: you wish to discuss the job in further detail please contact Jenny Evans on tel: (020) 8411 4745 or by email: or Ruth Phillips on tel: (020) 8411 3567 or by email

Closing Date: 3rd June 2016

Scholarly Communications Librarian – University of Manchester

We’re recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian at The University of Manchester, details below.

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill a research support role within the Library’s Scholarly Communications team.

The team provides support for the University’s repository, manages the University’s Open Access funds and has a leading role in promoting the use of new tools within the publication lifecycle.

The person

You will have substantial experience of supporting Open Access, great awareness of scholarly communication developments and experience of communicating with researchers as well as academic publishers or system suppliers.

Experience of developing and delivering training for researchers, service supervision and an ability to work with a range of technologies are also important elements of this role.

Further details

Closing date 14th April 2016

Head of Scholarly Communications – University of Warwick

Head of Scholarly Communications, the role is full time and permanent and will be responsible for taking forward all of the Scholarly Communications activities here at Warwick and for developing the shape of our newest Division.

Reporting to the University Librarian, this is an opportunity for an adventurous and enthusiastic individual to drive services in a forward thinking, supportive institution. As part of the Senior Management team, you will be managing already established services within the Library, but also helping other services become established through further development. With continued service growth, the Scholarly Communications Division team will also have the opportunity to expand.

This is an opportunity for someone enthusiastic with persistence, willing to explore new areas to help the Library develop. You will have considerable professional experience and be educated to degree level, preferably to postgraduate level and with a relevant qualification (e.g. Library and Information Management). You will have experience of staff management and leading a team, and a proven track record of being able to contribute actively to the work of a Senior Management Team. You will have both a good professional and a good Academic understanding.  The closing date for applications for the role is 16 March 2016.

Research Impact and Evaluation Librarian – Weill Cornell Medicine

The Samuel J. Wood Library and the C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center at Weill Cornell Medicine seeks a Research Impact and Evaluation Librarian to launch a new program to support individuals and groups in their understanding, assessment, visualization, and reporting of impactful outcomes of research and clinical care efforts across the enterprise.

Do you have background in data tracking, evaluation or reporting? Do you have an MLS or an equivalent degree? To apply, please see the job application posted here:

Scholarly Publications Manager – King’s College London

Applications are invited for the post of Scholarly Publications Manager to join the Research Support team in Library Services at King’s College London.

The post holder will be responsible for managing and developing scholarly publication services – including the administration of article processing charges; the provision of data input and quality control of metadata in Pure (the university’s current research information system); and the provision of support for bibliometric analysis and copyright. The post holder will form strong links with the research community across departments and professional services to assist researchers with making informed decisions about their publications.

The post-holder will be joining the researcher-focused Research Support team at an exciting time of innovation and growth for both Library Services and the university, with King’s recognised as a world-leading research institution ranked 7th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Full details of the role can be found here:   The closing date for receipt of applications is 22nd July 2015

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact me via email at or on 020 7848 7292.

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