Open Science Community Manager (RCS-SIS-OS-2023-107-GRAP)

  • Full-time

Job Description

Your responsibilities

As an Open Science community manager, you will join the Scientific Information Service at CERN.
Working in a small team, you will be responsible for co-designing, building and evolving our Open Science Office, which supports Open Science implementation at CERN. Together with colleagues outside the Open Science Office, you'll help to foster and grow the community's Open Science practices and to support the implementation of the Open Science Policy.

More specifically, you will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Co-design the mandate, procedures and operation of the new Open Science office at CERN;
  • Develop a monitoring framework for Open Science together with the community and implement respective monitoring tools and procedures;
  • Design and support concrete implementation projects of the Open Science Policy, e.g. the development and handling of data management plans (DMPs) at CERN;
  • Convene the community to advance Open Science practices, e.g. through workshops or seminars;
  • Develop projects, e.g. updates on DMPs and training courses;
  • Participate in and lead cross-team and cross-CERN initiatives to advance Open Science;
  • Provide user and community support

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge


  • Experience with Open Science, preferably with a deep understanding of Open Science practices in a science domain;
  • Experience with Open Science services and user support;
  • Experience with community engagement;
  • Fluent in English


  • ​​Experience with modern monitoring tools
  • Experience with Open Source
  • Experience with presenting at events
  •  Ability to work in French 

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a professional background in Information Science or equivalent (or a related field) and have either:
    • a Master's degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
    • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 08.10.2023 at 23:59h CEST.

Job reference: RCS-SIS-OS-2023-107-GRAP

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-January-2024

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

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