Research Support Assistant

Posted to IASSIST on: 2014-12-17

Employer: King's College London

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Applications are invited for the post of Research Support Assistant to join the Research Support and Digital Assets Team in the Collections & Research Support Division. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team within a Library Service which has an ambitious and long term vision for research support. This is a fixed- term role, working in the Research Support & Digital Assets team. The Research Support Assistant will support research at King’s by assisting the team’s work with Research Data Management and Open Access to scholarly publications.

The post-holder will assist with managing requests for Open Access funding, respond to enquiries from researchers and administrators around scholarly publications and research data management, and support the development and provision of a Research Data Management service. They will provide advice and guidance to researchers and ensure publications are correctly licensed and stored.

Reporting to the Research Data Manager and under the supervision of the Digital Assets Manager, and working closely with officers within the team, the Research Support Assistant will enter and maintain records of OA funding requests, data management plans and enquiries, assist with financial administration, update metadata and full-text within the universities repository. They will assist with production of regular reports and updates, and support other team activities to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a good eye for detail and a methodical approach to work, as well as a strong commitment, as part of a team, to providing an excellent service to customers. Previous experience of working in an academic environment is desirable, but not essential.

Archived on: 2014-12-17