Friday, 18 August 2017

Open Research Intern

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.
Open Access Intern
Fixed Term placement for six months
London, Kings Cross
The Open Research Group (ORG) is part of Springer Nature, the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. We are in a unique position to think differently about what publishing should mean today. By using our combined expertise, scale and the reach of our brands, we aim to grow and innovate in order to better serve academic researchers, institutions and the wider public by helping them to access, share, use and apply the very best research and information available.
The Commercial & Policy team is a horizontal function supporting the wider Open Research Group publishing units.  It is responsible for driving business strategy through business model development, pricing, policy and commercial oversight, as well as supporting new product growth. 
The role of Open Research Intern is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate to work for one of the world’s leading academic publishers, and to learn more about the rapidly evolving area of open research. In this role, you will be supporting the Open Research Commercial & Policy team in monitoring developments in open access policy and funding, updating our websites and documentation, and performing additional project work as required.
Perform online research, including identifying open access (OA) policy and funding information on funder and institutional websites.
Check and update records in Springer Nature’s OA funding and policy database
Carry out checks or standardisation of additional datasets as required
Check and update content on Springer Nature’s websites
Update documentation used by Springer Nature authors and staff
Support the Commercial & Policy team with additional project work as required
Experience, skills and qualifications
Undergraduate degree
Numerate and computer-literate, with a sharp eye for detail and a working knowledge of Excel
Strong communication skills, including a good standard of written English
Able to learn quickly and adapt to different tasks
Knowledge and understanding of open access publishing and open research

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