UZH: Project Manager National Platinum Open Access Funding (PLATO). 0.7-0.8 FTE, fixed-term contract. Application deadline: November 25, 2021.

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The Open Science Team promotes an Open Science culture at the University of Zurich. Research should be available to all. Our goal is to make Open Science the default practice in research. Much progress has been achieved in Switzerland to make all publicly funded scientific publications freely accessible until 2024. Platinum Open Access publications can play an important role in the path towards Open Access. In order to support Platinum funding in Switzerland a national project is launched by swissuniversities, the University of Zurich, the University of Berne, the University of Geneva, the University of Neuchatel, ETH Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Firstly, we want to gain more insight in the landscape of Platinum journals in Switzerland, and secondly, we wish to develop innovative funding streams for a sustainable Platinum landscape in Switzerland. The project will run until 2024. The successful candidate will be offered a contract until end of 2024.

Your responsibilities

As the project manager of the national project "National Platinum Open Access Funding (PLATO)" you have the following responsibilities:
  • Management (incl. project finances) and coordination of the national project with all stakeholders
  • Managing the mandate for a study on the Platinum Open Access landscape in Switzerland
  • Engaging with research communities for information purposes and needs assessment
  • Development of a concept to finance the Platinum Publishing in coordination with the project work group

Your profile

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, combines excellent project management skills with an understanding of the research publishing landscape and a passion for Open Science. We would also welcome knowledge of business models and innovative funding streams and the ability to network and communicate.
  • Academic background
  • Good social and networking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Passion for Open Science
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Excellent knowledge of German or French, good working knowledge of the other language
  • Experience with developing business models and/or an understanding of the Swiss funding landscape
  • Scholarly publishing experience
  • First-hand experience with one or more open scholarship practices (e.g., open access publishing, open data, open code)

What we offer

The University of Zurich, Switzerland's largest university, offers a range of attractive roles in an inspiring environment of cutting-edge research and top-class education. Diversity and inclusion are important to us. Put your talent and skills to work for us. We look forward to receiving your application. The UZH Open Science Team is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please apply only on the job application portal. Applications via email or mail will not be considered.

Place of work

Strickhofstrasse 39, 8057 Zurich and Home Office

Start of employment

Employment start date as soon as possible. Please submit your application by 25/11/2021.


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