Scientific Information Specialist / Specialist Wetenschappelijke Informatie

Updated: about 7 hours ago

Your job

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team in the challenging world of scholarly communication and are you a real service provider? Then WUR Library has a great job for you!

As a Scientific Information Specialist, you will support both research at WUR and the implementation of strategic WUR goals in the field of scientific information and open science. In your position, you will be responsible for advising, training, and developing information materials in the field of scientific publishing, Open Access, and searching scientific literature. In addition, you will follow national and international developments in this area and help to develop and implement appropriate services within the organization.
Your tasks and responsibilities as a Scientific Information Specialist are:

  • Providing instructions, workshops, courses and advice to researchers, policy makers and managers in the field of scientific publishing and Open Access;
  • Identifying new developments and translating them into information materials, manuals or work processes;
  • Conducting and supporting literature research;
  • Providing reports on WUR's publication practice;
  • Establish and maintain contact with parties within and outside WUR.

You will work together with 3 colleagues who are responsible for support in the field of scientific publishing and Open Access. You will be part of WUR Library's Research Support Team, which provides support to researchers in areas such as scientific publishing, open science and research data management.

Your qualities

Your qualities
You have strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders such as researchers, policymakers and other supporters. In addition, you have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and service-oriented environment. You are proactive, enthusiastic and you get energy from providing workshops and training for researchers.

You also have:

  • An academic degree at master's level or equivalent through experience;
  • Experience with searching for scientific literature;
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language, both verbally and in writing;
  • Knowledge of the scientific publication process is a plus;
  • Experience with the use of bibliographic databases is a plus.
You will work here

WUR Library, with 65 dedicated staff members spread over four specialized departments, offers innovative support to researchers and students. You will help us to optimize the use of our collections, systems and support services from the perspective of our users. Ease of use, high-quality infrastructure, good information and support are central to this.

We offer you

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

  • 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 hours by working more;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • 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. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between € 3088 and €5035 for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10). A contract between 28 and 32 hours can be discussed. You will initially receive a one-year contract, which will be extended to an open-ended contract upon in mutual enthusiasm.

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 multi-faceted 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.

Do you want more information?

For more information about this position, please contact Ellen Fest, head department Research Support, telephone +31 619294846 or by e-mail [email protected]
For more information about the procedure, please contact Conny Scholtens-Vos, HR Business Partner via [email protected]

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 16 June 2024
We hope to schedule the first job interviews on 20 and 24 June 2024

This position is only open to candidates with an EU passport or a valid work permit.

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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