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Research Identifiers Lead

Vacancy Details


Summary
Salary: £35,750 or £39,000 per annum
Location: Boston Spa or St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Date Posted: 05/07/2018
Reference: 02071

Description

Full Time, Fixed Term to November 2020 (Secondment considered)

Based at Boston Spa or St Pancras

£35,750 to £42,000 per annum (Boston Spa)

£39,000 to £46,050 per annum (St Pancras)

The British Library is seeking to appoint a project Lead for its contribution to the European Commission-funded FREYA project (https://www.project-freya.eu/en). FREYA is a 36-month project with a budget of €5m funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project contributes to the development of a robust environment for a wide range of Persistent Identifiers in support of research. Its mission is to enable the emergence of a trustworthy research infrastructure so that the potential of Open Science can be fully exploited.

As a partner in FREYA, the British Library is focusing on integrating persistent identifiers into its services, supporting global research infrastructure, providing training, and working with academic communities (in particular in the humanities) to increase the use of identifiers for research. The post-holder will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the British Library’s contributions to FREYA, coordinating work across the Library, and collaborating with project partners to develop services related to identifiers. They will also work closely with academic communities, in particular the (digital) humanities, to increase the use of persistent identifiers.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of persistent identifiers (such as DOI and ORCID) and their potential for the wider research environment, including research data and knowledge infrastructures. They will have experience with project management and working in a collaborative environment, including partnership and relationship management skills. In addition, they will have experience in an academic discipline, ideally in the humanities, and/or awareness of research processes.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

More about the British Library

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At the moment we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.

 

 

Closing date: 31 July 2018

Interview date: 13 August 2018

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Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?

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Contact Name: Employee Services Recruitment
Telephone: 01937 882030
Email Address: employeeservicesrecruitment@bl.uk

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