Vacancy for Research Officer at the RIN

Added by Sarah on 28 September 2009 10:04

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The RIN is looking for a new Research Officer to manage and deliver its research projects and to write persuasive reports.

Educated at least to degree level and with solid experience of research methodologies, this is an opportunity for you to work for an authoritative and increasingly influential policy unit. You will have a significant influence on the development of national policy and will add value by making extensive use of your evidence-gathering and research skills. The salary for this role is ?37,188-?43,623 and the contract is fixed term to 30 June 2011.

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. You will specify for, manage and deliver research projects from external sources. You 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. You will present the outputs of RIN research to a range of audiences, and engage with them confidently.

You will need strong editorial and project management skills. You 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 your sound analytical skills and your ability to work off your own initiative, you will be able to display some 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 you can work comfortably in this kind of environment, and embrace our forward-looking approach.

The deadline for responses is on Monday 5 October 2009 and interviews will be held on 28 October 2009.

You will be employed by the British Library, which is one of the RIN?s sponsors. The RIN is happy to consider applications from individuals seeking a secondment. For more information and to apply, visit the British Library’s recruitment website

For informal enquiries please contact Stephane Goldstein, RIN Head of Programmes on 020 7412 730.

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