Open Research Officer

  • Job Reference: 13282
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Brunel University
  • Website:
  • Location: Uxbridge, Middlesex
  • Salary: £33,797 to £40,332
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Student and Academic Services - Library Services


Open Research Officer                                                                

Salary (Grade H2): £33,797 to £40,332 per annum, plus £2,166 per annum London Weighting

Full-time, permanent 


Library Services is looking to appoint an Open Research Officer to join the expanding Open Research & Rights team. This is a key new role designed to help deliver the University's new research strategy, specifically Plan S compliance and high quality REF submissions.

Key responsibilities for this role include the management of the University’s open access services and the development of effective systems and processes to track compliance with University, REF and funder open research requirements. 

You will administer the University’s open access publishing fund, process invoices for Article Processing Charges (APCs), and use Jisc Monitor and other systems for accurate record-keeping.

In addition, you will design and deliver training and support materials on open research topics for staff and postgraduate students, working closely with the academic liaison librarians for the respective College.


Why choose us? 

Brunel is a global university, dedicated to providing education and research relevant to the needs of industry and society, and ensuring that the UK is contributing to the knowledge base so it can compete on the world stage.

With its recent reconfiguration and move to the Student and Academic Services Directorate, Library Services are now central to the University’s learning, teaching and research activities and you will be instrumental in promoting and integrating our offering to help deliver the University’s 2030 vision.

Brunel University London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.


Your profile

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with authors, publishers and colleagues. The ability to analyse and prioritise conflicting demands is also required for this role.

You will have demonstrable knowledge of scholarly publishing, open access / data, and research information management. Additionally, you will have experience of advising researchers on suitable formal and informal scholarly communication and publishing routes.


For an informal discussion about the opportunity before applying please contact Monique Ritchie, Associate Head - Open Research & Rights (

Closing date for applications: Sunday  1 August 2021


Part-time & flexible working applications will be considered.


For further details and to apply please click on the Apply button.


*This position does not meet the University criteria for Skilled Worker sponsorship.