Join us to help make scholarly communication in the life sciences more open and efficient by catalyzing cultural change around the use of preprints, transparent review, and other advances in scholarly communication!
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that got its start in 2015 as a grassroots group of researchers who organized a meeting to discuss supporting the use of preprints in the life sciences. Since that time, we have advocated for policy changes, stimulated community organization, organized discussions around best practices, and expanded our focus to other areas such as transparency and innovation in peer review. We partner to launch experimental services, catalog innovations in peer review, and track journal policies.
The Associate Director will:
- Manage and develop the network of ASAPbio ambassadors, working with them to create and disseminate resources to enable advocacy
- Monitor and track progress on adoption and impact of preprints
- Drive discussions on best practices for the productive use of preprinting by organizing online, in-person events, and conferences
- Assist with general operations of ASAPbio.
The candidate must have:
- At least two years’ full-time research experience in biology or a related field
- A passion for open science & preprints
- Strong communication skills and ability to connect with diverse stakeholders
The ideal candidate will also be:
- A PhD in biology or a related field
- Experienced in advocacy, outreach, event organization, and/or community management
- Comfortable working independently and managing multiple projects
- Interested in aspects of non-profit management and medium- to long-term organizational development
- Able to manage collaborations and mediate conflicts
- Comfortable working with (or learning) a variety of digital tools (WordPress, Asana, Hypothesis, etc)
Hours, salary, location, and start date
This is a full time position. The position is funded for 2 years, and we will work to find additional funding beyond this period. Executive Director Jessica Polka is located in Cambridge, MA, so the Boston area is strongly preferred. Travel (approximately 1x/month) is a component of the work. Expected start date is flexible, but can be early as 2020-01-13. Salary will depend on experience but is expected to fall in the $70-90k USD range. Benefits eligibility may depend on candidate location.
Please send a CV (as a supporter of DORA, we request that journal and institution names be removed) and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Job application” in the subject line. Evaluation of candidates will include interviews (in person or phone) and simulated tasks.