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SHERPA recruiting two posts

SHERPA is advertising for two posts to work on the variety of open access and repository projects under the SHERPA "umbrella" or with which we are involved - SHERPA, SHERPA Plus, SHERPA DP, SHERPA/RoMEO, OpenDOAR, EThOS, IRS and others. These are high-profile posts and the successful candidates will learn from, and contribute to, national and international developments in the Open Access movement.

Post 1 - The Repository Development Officer will investigate and report on a wide variety of aspects of repository use - open access development, work flows, copyright, search, user-interface issues, user-support, etc and will work with authors, researchers, librarians, learned societies and publishers. Work will include supporting academics, advising senior institutional managers and acting as an advocate of open access on a national scale. The post requires excellent communication skills and a creative approach to promoting repository use. Further details are available - please quote ref. JLM/177.

Post 2 - The Technical Development Officer post requires experience with web technologies, with a database and web application development background; particularly an active interest and knowledge of Perl, PHP, XML, APACHE, MySQL. The post will develop databases, services and resources with a user-centred focus for Open Access repositories. In addition, the post requires excellent communication skills as well as creative and professional technical abilities. Further details are available - please quote ref. JLM/178.

For both posts, candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent with a relevant further qualification or experience an advantage. In addition, candidates should ideally have a background in an HE/research environment with further experience in relevant fields an advantage. This work on high profile international projects is a great opportunity to achieve personal success and recognition within an active and rapidly developing field. Both posts will involve some travel within the UK and abroad.

Both positions are full time with 15 month contracts. Salary will be within the range 23,457 - 28,850 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience (salary can progress to 33,445 per annum, subject to performance).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, SHERPA Manager, tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email:

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: or contact the Human Resources Department, The University of Nottingham, King's Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2NA. Tel: 0115 951 3262. Fax: 0115 951 5205. Please quote relevant reference number. Closing date: 20 November 2005.

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