Community Manager Open Science (24 hours/week)

Updated: about 2 months ago

Your job

Are you an enthusiastic, proactive connector who wants to help further develop the Open Science Community Wageningen (OSC-W) and the Open Science & Education (OSE) programme of Wageningen University & Research? Then we are looking for you!

The OSC-W is an independent bottom-up community of researchers and teachers that wants to stimulate the transparency, accessibility and reproducibility of (Open) Science. The OSC-W is a platform for open science newcomers and experienced researchers, to inspire each other and embed open science practices and values in their workflows, provide feedback on policies, infrastructure, and support services.

The aim of the OSE programme is to make Open Science & Education the standard practice. By opening up research and education, we create more scientific impact, bring scientific knowledge to society, and provide solutions to societal challenges.

Both the OSC-W and the OSE programme have been active for several years and are working together on a growing number of fronts. It is now time to take the next step and continue to grow, connect and put the community and the programme further on the map. A community manager is required for this.
As Community Manager Open Science & Open Education you will:

  • Further build a community that encompasses the different disciplines and research institutes of Wageningen;
  • Network with stakeholders, visit groups and provide information about the OSC-W and the OSE programme;
  • Organize activities such as workshops, seminars, events that promote various open science practices at WUR and NIOO-KNAW. Identify interesting topics and contact potential speakers for these activities;
  • Develop a strategy for a coherent programme of training activities and identify interesting topics;
  • Exchange experiences and knowledge with other OSC communities in the Netherlands and abroad;
  • Facilitate that training materials (knowledge clips, lectures, software, protocols for open hardware or citizen science) are easy to find and accessible in a way that current and future members can easily maintain, within the WUR (and NIOO-KNAW) digital infrastructure;
  • Posting news items and writing content on the community pages.
All activities will be performed in close collaboration with the OSC-W core team, the OSE programme and relevant stakeholders and centres of WUR and NIOO-KNAW. Your work will be supported by a student-assistant.
Your qualities

Your Qualities
We are searching for a proactive and independent community manager with excellent communication and organization skills. Someone who is an active networker who can recognize opportunities and convert them into activities. Convince us with examples that you are the person we are searching for.
Furthermore, you are/have

  • Affinity with Social media;
  • Experience with scientific research at PhD-level, preferable you obtained a PhD;
  • Familiarity with the science domains at WUR;
  • Affinity with Open Science and Open Education;
  • Good command of English, command of Dutch is an advantage.

You can see that there are plenty of challenges ahead of you. These challenges can also be seen as development opportunities. So if you do not yet have the track-record required in the vacancy, but do have solid work experience, we would also like to invite you to apply.

You will work here
As Community Manager Open Science & Open Education you will work in close collaboration with the OSC-W core team and the OSE programme. Your work is done from WUR Library, located within the Forum Building at the centre of the Wageningen campus. With 66 employees, WUR Library provides a robust information service for education and research. WUR Library has been supporting the development towards open science and education for years and it is one of the main topics of the multi-year plan 2024-2028.

We offer you

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment . A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more,  per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between €3226 and €5090 for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the

Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU)

(scale 10). We offer a position for 24 hours a week and the minimum of 20 hours can be discussed. We offer you a contract for a maximum of 3 years, since this is a temporary position. Of course, we would be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.
You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University ” in the Netherlands for the 19th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research center for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.
Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.
Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about for example helping your partner to find a job, housing, or schooling. Finally, certain categories of international staff may be eligible for a tax exemption on a part of their salary during the first five years in the Netherlands.

Do you want more information?

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including Sunday 26 May 2024
We hope to schedule the first job interviews on Thursday 30 May 2024

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Harm Veling (OSC-community), email: [email protected] or Nicolien Schmaal (OSE programme), email: [email protected]
For more information about the procedure, please contact Conny Scholtens-Vos, HR Business Partner  via [email protected]

As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment .

We are

Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.
Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!
We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

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