Friday 01

Several job opportunities (open science | open access | data ethics | digital transformation & governance of human societies)

Posted by RRI Tools on 01 Dec 2017

  • Project Manager for the European OpenAIRE-Advance project at ​Göttingen State and University Library, Germany

Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Manage the communication and dissemination work package, working closely with all areas and coordinators of the project
  • Contribute to strategic planning of the network, manage networking tasks and establish coordination activities, ensuring successful support for the implementation of open science policies
  • Oversight of topical scholarly communication task groups to increase capacity and knowledge among the network, including training and advocacy programmes
  • Help to develop and implement the OpenAIRE legal entity and open science partnerships, including oversight of liaison with the European Open Science Cloud
  • Coordination and communication of scholarly communication tasks, including developing technical interoperability guidelines for repositories and publishing platforms and OA monitoring through the Institutional Dashboard

This post is offered with immediate effect as a full-time position (currently 39,8 hrs/week, part-time is also possible) on a three year term contract for the project period. 

The closing date for applications is 3 December 2017.

For more info see here

  • Interim Programme Manager at the Nuffield Foundation, London

The Nuffield Foundation has recently announced its intention to establish a new organisation to consider the social and ethical issues arising from data use, with a working title of a ‘Convention on Data Ethics’. Across five years the ambition for the Convention is to be a leading independent deliberative body representing the interests of society in debates on ethical data use; to promote and support a common set of data practices that are deserving of public trust; and to convene disparate communities to develop a shared terminology for data ethics.

The Convention will address one of the most pressing issues facing society: how to ensure that the transformative power of data is used and harnessed in ways that maximise social wellbeing through the conscious development of approaches that are understandable, challengeable, auditable and accountable.

We are working with a number of institutions who share our desire to promote the use of data and associated automated technologies such as Artificial Intelligence in ways that promote social wellbeing, while protecting against harms. Our advisory partners include the British Academy, Omidyar Network, Royal Society, the Alan Turing Institute, Royal Statistical Society, TechUK and Wellcome Trust.

We are seeking a programme manager to support the scoping, development and early activities of this new organisation. This individual will have an important role in helping to shape and build the new body from its inception. The successful applicant will be engaged and familiar with issues arising from technological innovation and data use. They will have knowledge related to these topics developed through research, academic study or practical use, combined with a desire to ensure these technologies are developed for the common good.

This is an opportunity for someone to develop their career through their ability to work proactively, diligently and collaboratively to give the project momentum. The role is initially offered on an interim one-year basis during the development phase of the Convention; however, there may be potential for a permanent role as more established structures are put in place. 

Deadline for applications: Thursday 7th December

For further information please see here 

  • The JRC Center for Advanced Studies is looking for 3 researchers to join the project on “Digital Transformation - Governance of Human Societies” (Ispra, Italy)

The project will focus on four strands of research:

  • the changing dynamics relating to the ownership, quality and use of digital data and information;
  • the key societal, business, and environmental challenges relating to massive interconnectivity (Internet of Things);
  • the ways in which education, training, and lifelong learning need to evolve to ensure fulfilling and healthy lives in a digitally transformed society;
  • changes in governance processes and structures that will help guide a highly interconnected and dynamic society.

This is a strongly multidisciplinary project, and CAS is looking for candidates with research experience in the following three areas:

  • Digital infrastructures: multi-stakeholder multi-criteria decision-making, spatial data and information society infrastructures, netcentric approaches.
  • Information, Society, and Business: communication, network dynamics, ecommerce, information theory, education, demographics, learning, knowledge creation.
  • Governance: European governance, digital public participation processes, social and governance theory inclusion, principles of resilient self-regulating systems.

12 months initial contract with possible renewals up to maximum 3 years

Deadline for applications: 12-12-2017

For more info see here


Leave a comment

Comments on the blog are moderated before they appear on the site. Comment Policy


Follow us: