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SHERPA recruiting for SHERPA/RoMEO post

SHERPA is advertising for a SHERPA Services Development Officer to be involved in the development of the global SHERPA/RoMEO database. This service is regarded by many as a fundamental service for the growth of open access repositories: see the SHERPA/RoMEO site for details.

Work will involve liaison with publishers, authors, researchers and research-funders. This work on such a high profile international project is a great opportunity to achieve personal success and recognition within an active and rapidly developing field. The post will involve some travel within the UK and abroad.

The post will also investigate and report on a wide variety of aspects of open access to research: advocacy, copyright, search, user-interface issues, work-flows, user-support, etc. 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.

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 would be an advantage.

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). The post is based at the University of Nottingham and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 15 months.

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 2NR. Tel: 0115 951 3262. Fax: 0115 951 5205. Please quote ref. JLM/210. Closing date: 26 April 2006.

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