Join us to help make scholarly communication in the life sciences more open and efficient by developing best practices for the use of preprints in the media.
The Project Coordinator is a 6-month temporary role.
The Project Coordinator will complete tasks such as:
- Coordinate online working groups composed of researchers, journalists, and technologists and ensure the delivery of recommendations and working papers
- Organize, promote, and manage online events
The candidate must have:
- A passion for open science & preprints
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and confidence liaising with diverse stakeholders
- Experience in committee and event organization
The ideal candidate will also have/be:
- Experience in journalism and science writing
- Research experience in biology or a related field
- Comfortable working independently
- Able to manage collaborations and mediate conflicts
- Social media proficiency
- Comfortable working with (or learning) a variety of digital tools (Zoom, WordPress, Asana)
Hours, location, and start date
This is a remote position. ASAPbio is a US non-profit, but the work may be carried out anywhere, subject to local contracting and/or employment law. The work is expected to take approximately 20hrs/week and will be carried out for 6 months from July 2020 to January 2021. Expected start date is flexible, but can be early as 2020-06-22.
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.
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Temporary role” in the subject line. Evaluation of candidates will include video interviews and simulated tasks.
We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. If you have significant personal experience or engagement with communities underrepresented in academic publishing, we strongly encourage you to apply. This job description is intended to be a guidepost, not a checklist: if you feel like you could do a great job in this role, please consider applying even if you don’t exactly meet every qualification.