Publishing Operations Officer

Publishing Operations Officer

Published Deadline Location
23 Jan 13 Feb Delft
Do you want to make a difference in open scholarly publishing? Join us!

Job description

Do you care about academic research process and scholarly publishing? Are you curious and interested in innovation in scientific publishing? Or maybe you are a researcher yourself looking to make a difference in a new area? Then this job is for you!

We are looking for a motivated individual to strengthen our publishing house, TU Delft OPEN. TU Delft OPEN is a university publisher for peer-reviewed publications (books, journals and textbooks), offering a community-driven, open access alternative within disciplines relevant to TU Delft.

The role of the Publishing Operations Officer is a wide-ranging position in a unique academic environment. You will work with an enthusiastic community of Delft academics and professional support staff at the Library who are challenging the traditional publishing system and improving research culture, specifically the manner in which researchers disseminate their scientific work.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Working with the team on the publication process for TU Delft OPEN, from initial idea to actual publication
  • Improving workflows of TU Delft OPEN operations and the overall quality, productivity, and efficiency of the service.
  • Ensuring the TU Delft OPEN’s infrastructure functions well and according to need
  • Coordinating webpages and other information pages for TU Delft OPEN
  • Liaising with third-party partners such as proof-readers, designers
  • Analysing the distribution of time and finances on each aspect of the publishing operation, and provide recommendations for change
  • Creating reports and other qualitative and quantitative metrics
  • Help the team in acquiring high-standard publication of research output

About TU Delft OPEN Publishing
TU Delft OPEN is a university publisher for high-standard publications on subjects that are relevant to TU Delft, offering a community-driven, open access communication channel. TU Delft scholars are at the heart of our services. We offer tailor-made, professional services. Driven by the ideals of Open Science, TU Delft OPEN Publishing adds value to both research and education, interconnecting science at TU Delft with society at large.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who has:

  • Knowledge of scholarly communication, peer-review and open science principles of publication practices in particular
  • Knowledge of the publication process (whether in science or in another area)
  • Understanding of how infrastructures are managed and contribute to operational and strategic goals
  • Ability to analyse workflows and processes and implement modifications and improvements
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a quick moving team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills of written and spoken English (and, if relevant, willing to learn Dutch)
  • A result-oriented and hands-on mentality.

Conditions of employment

  • Please note that this position is based in the Netherlands (working remotely from abroad is not possible). EU citizenship or a European working permit is required to apply. 
  • Duration of contract is  1 year with prospect of permanent.
  • A job of 32-40 hours per week.
  • A salary based on scale 10 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of € 2.960,- and a maximum of € 4.670,- gross per month based on a fulltime contract (38 hours), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Department

University Corporate Office - TU Delft Library

TU Delft Library is the largest technical-scientific library in the Netherlands, a physical and virtual meeting place. The Library helps to find valuable knowledge needed for education and research, and to publish and store the knowledge generated at TU Delft. We believe it is important that knowledge is easily accessible and freely available to everyone. In this way, knowledge can flow freely and TU Delft's knowledge can become valuable to others. The Library is also a place where everyone can study in peace and quiet. This fits in with our inclusive organisation. The Library has chosen three strategic themes to guide its daily activities. 1) Open Science. We make an important contribution to TU Delft's broad strategic programme "Open Science - Research and Education in the Open Era". 2) Visibility and impact. With our expertise and tools in the field of research data management, research intelligence and publishing, we increase the findability, visibility and impact of TU Delft knowledge. 3) Inspiring learning and working environment. Through stimulating programming, we show how freely available and reliable knowledge makes life richer. This makes the Library a place where you can find new ideas and insights.   

https://www.tudelft.nl/en/library/ 

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Alastair Dunning (a.c.dunning@tudelft.nl).

Specifications

  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD03387

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before February 13th, 2023 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before February 13th, 2023 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 13 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).