Scientific and Outreach Coordinator, SourceData

EMBO - European Molecular Biology Organization

Scientific and Outreach Coordinator, SourceData

EMBO - European Molecular Biology Organization

Heidelberg, Germany

Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 4, 5 or 6, depending on experience and qualifications
Closing Date: 13 June 2019
Reference Number: EMBO00079

EMBO (embo.org) stands for excellence in the life sciences. We support talented researchers at all stages of their careers in Europe and beyond, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.

SourceData (sourcedata.embo.org) is as an open platform developed by EMBO that makes the research data in scientific papers directly searchable. SourceData uses a combination of artificial intelligence and expert curation to make data searchable, interconnected and openly accessible as an integral part of the journal publication process.

EMBO is looking for Scientific and Outreach Coordinator to join the SourceData team and serve as coordinator, workflow controller and lead of outreach activities of the project.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the implementation of Open Science at the heart of scientific publishing.

Your role

Key tasks of the Scientific and Outreach Coordinator include quality control, project management and outreach.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and control the SourceData curation workflow by sending manuscripts to data curators, carry out quality checks of the curation services, and liaise with authors and editors for verifications;
  • Test the curation platform to make sure that all functionalities are correctly implemented, report bugs and make suggestions for improvements;
  • Project management of collaborations with data repositories, software developers and publishers;
  • Interact with the Marketing team to optimize outreach initiatives;
  • Act as an Open Science advocate and SourceData ambassador by attending conferences about open science initiatives, interacting with the research community, representing SourceData and gathering new ideas to advance the project;
  • Draft tutorials, teaching material and documentation related to the SourceData tools;
  • Perform additional tasks as required by the Head of Source Data and the EMBO Director.

You have

A PhD in molecular cell biology or in computational with a broad knowledge in life sciences.

You have successfully managed and developed multiple scientific projects. You have experience in successfully coordinating the work of multiple collaborators or across multiple parties. You are meticulous, know how to organize multiple streams of work and have experience in defining and checking the application of best practice guidelines or standards. You have used a broad range of software and online tools and quickly find your way around new tools. You are a team player, have an enthusiastic personality and want to actively promote the principles of open science. You have excellent written and oral English language skills.

You might also have

Experience in grant writing and scientific management.

Why join us

The EMBO offices are located on the international EMBL life science research campus in Heidelberg, Germany. Heidelberg, home to around 150,000 people, is a vibrant university city offering a high quality of life. EMBO is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international science organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family-related benefits where applicable.

What else you need to know

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

The Scientific and Outreach Coordinator reports to the Head of SourceData.

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