Open Position with MCAA: Open Science Consultant and Project Manager


MCAA is looking for an Open Science Consultant and Project Manager for the OPUS project, in which MCAA is a full partner.

The job description is available here:

What needs to be done:
This Open Science Consultant will be responsible for carrying out MCAA-related activities in the OPUS Horizon Europe project. These activities include:

  • Communicating project activities to MCAA membership and stakeholders;
  • Contribution to policy analysis, assessing state-of-the-art, synthesising outcomes into policy briefs and developing indicators and metrics to monitor and drive Open Science and researcher assessment;
  • Content preparation for social media and other communication activities
  • Recruitment of MCAA members for project activities (training events, training pilots, consultations, surveys);
  • Monitoring and evaluating project activities;
  • Project reporting (technical and administrative);
  • Contribution to the exploitation of project results;
  • Partaking in online project meetings and selected presence consortium meetings;
  • Co-creation of follow-up projects, grant submissions and activities.

What we expect:

  • Good communication and networking skills;
  • Good Understanding of the Research Ecosystem, Open Science and Researcher Career Development;
  • Experience in event organisation;
  • Experience with dissemination activities (research networks, including writing short articles, mail  and social networks and potentially social media skills with applications, such as tweetdeck);
  • Experience in project evaluation (survey design, delivery, and analysis);
  • The readiness to join an interdisciplinary team to work on developing new initiatives in doctoral support and education;

What we offer:

  • Internal MCAA service contract from September 2022 until August 2025;
  • Daily rate of 430 Eur (gross);
  • Flexible working hours (depend on project activities), approx 37 days per year;
  • Being part of a growing International Network and interdisciplinary research team focussing on Open Science.

More information about OPUS:
The Open and Universal Science (OPUS) project will develop coordination and support measures to reform the assessment of research and researchers at Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) and Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) towards a system that incentivises and rewards researchers to practise Open Science. ‘Open Science’ refers to practices providing open access to research outputs, early and open sharing of research, participation in open peer-review, measures to ensure reproducibility of results, involving all stakeholders in co-creation. We employ this interpretation of Open Science with a specific focus on reforming the research(er) assessment system to incentivise and reward researchers to take up these practices.

OPUS employs a three-tiered approach to ensure representation and consensus building of key stakeholder groups in the Open Science ecosystem: (1) our large project consortium consists of researcher organisations, RPOs, RFOs, industry organisations, and experts in project management, public relations, and Open Science (2) a series of stakeholder engagement sessions will be held with the broader community to gather input and validate key project deliverables (3) an Advisory Board of key representatives will ensure expert oversight and links to the community.
How to apply?
Please follow these instructions to apply:

  • Combine your Motivation Letter and CV as a single PDF
  • Rename the combined PDF as follows: OPUS_<applicant’sName>
  • Submit it HERE by July 15th 2022.

The position will be open until fulfilled.
Contact: Brian Cahill - Research Funding WG

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