Job: Open Research Specialist. End of play: Jan 22, 2024| Manchester Metropolitan University Careers

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  • Location:Manchester All Saints Campus

  • Faculty / Function:Academic Services

  • Salary:Grade 7 (£33,966 to £38,205)

  • Closing Date:22 January 2024

  • Contract Type:permanent

  • Contracted Hours per week:35


Are you ready to embark on a dynamic journey in the heart of academic excellence? Manchester Metropolitan University Library & Cultural Services are seeking a forward-thinking and innovative person to join our team as an Open Research Specialist. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is eager to contribute to the future of open research, and possesses excellent engagement and communication skills.

As an Open Research Specialist you will develop a high profile and trusted, collaborative relationships across our academic and professional community, actively contribute to the promotion and implementation of open research practices, and support researchers in making their work openly accessible.

You will provide expertise in research data management, assisting researchers in organizing, storing, and sharing their data effectively and in compliance with institutional and funder requirements. You will deliver an engaging and responsive support service, including regular teaching and individual support.

Key skills and experience

  1. Strong communication and engagement skills.
  2. Demonstrated ability to engage with diverse audiences in a research environment.
  3. An innovative mindset with a focus on continuous improvement.
  4. Proven ability to adapt to a fast-paced and evolving work environment.
  5. A library qualification is not essential.

Join our Library & Cultural Services

  1. You will join a passionate and empowered team (we are small but mighty!), and an innovative and evolving library service.
  2. 2024 is an excellent time to join us, as we prepare for our Library Transformation Programme (LTP) and look ahead to a new futuristic library building and reimagined service.
  3. It is also an exciting time for research; with excellent REF results and a newly launched Research Strategy, we are driving institutional change in open research and research culture.

Equality and diversity commitment

At Manchester Metropolitan University Library, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that centres diversity and promotes equality. We actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religion.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances our ability to meet the diverse needs of our academic community. As an Open Research Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in championing equality and diversity, contributing to a positive and respectful workplace culture.

We are working on making our recruitment process as inclusive as we can, and welcome any queries or feedback.

Get in touch

For any enquires please contact Jennifer Bayjoo via

Hybrid working is offered for this role, where you will be able to work a proportion of time on campus and a proportion remotely.  We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations throughout the application process.

Manchester Met University is committed to creating an intentionally inclusive culture of belonging that promotes equity and celebrates diversity. We understand the importance of having a diverse workforce and the benefits it can bring to ensuring diversity of thought and innovation in everything we do. We, therefore, encourage applications in particular people from ethnic minority groups, disabled people and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.



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Date tagged:

01/09/2024, 09:26

Date published:

01/09/2024, 04:26