Research Officer vacancy at the RIN

Added by Sarah on 11 September 2009 17:24

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We are looking to appoint a Research Officer, to manage and deliver research projects, analysing complex information, and to write persuasive reports for the RIN.

The postholder will be based at our offices at the British Library in King’s Cross, will be appointed on a fixed term, until 30 June 2011. The salary range is ?37,188 to ?43,623.

Educated to at least degree level, and with a solid experience of research methodologies, this is an opportunity to work for an authoritative and increasingly influential policy unit. The postholder will have significant influence on the development of national policy and will add value by making extensive use of evidence-gathering and research skills.

The RIN is a publicly-funded organisation, with a national remit, which undertakes evidence-based research and sets out policy regarding information and data issues for all with a stake in the scholarly research process: universities, research funders, libraries, data managers, publishers, as well as researchers themselves.

The postholder will specify for, manage and deliver research projects from external sources. S/he will also be analysing complex information and writing persuasive reports on behalf of the RIN, relating to all disciplines in the scholarly spectrum, and to all types of research information and data. S/he will present the outputs of RIN research to a range of audiences, and engage with them confidently.

The postholder will need strong editorial and project management skills. S/he must also have knowledge and working experience of research environments and/or library and information services, and be comfortable working as part of a small team of experts.

On top of sound analytical skills and an ability to work off his/her own initiative, the postholder will be able to display sound IT skills and will be proficient in standard desktop applications. We seek to use innovative communication technologies to set out the outputs of our activities, so it’s important that s/he can work comfortably in this kind of environment, and embrace our forward-looking approach.

The postholder will be employed by the British Library, which is one of the RIN’s sponsors. Information about our remit and activities may be found on the website. Prospective applicants may want to look in particular at our business plan and our last annual review. The RIN is happy to consider applications from individuals seeking a secondment.

Applications should be made through the British Library’s online recruitment system.

The closing date for applications is Monday 5 October 2009 and interviews will take place on Wednesday 28 October.

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