Community developer paid position available at OpenWetWare, MIT

02 Aug
Published by rpshetty


Request for Help


general open research

Do you want to change the future of biological research? Are you
looking for a unique opportunity to empower researchers to openly share
information? OpenWetWare is a community of thousands of researchers
from around the world who freely share their ideas, results, tools, and
wisdom. Our project has largely been volunteer driven to date; we are
now looking to hire a full time employee.

Senior community developer

Enable, empower, and encourage OWW
communities to produce open scientific resources. Work with the user
community and senior technology developer to specify and implement new
tools and resources that improve the sharing of information via OWW.
Help lead development of our long term community and knowledge
development strategy. Daily responsibilities include but are not
limited to supporting volunteer academic researchers, developing
tutorials for new users, identifying unmet needs in the user community,
giving talks on open science and wiki editing, attracting new users
through advertising and meeting with publishers to discuss best ways to
integrate OWW with more traditional publishing mechanisms.

B.S./M.S./Ph.D. in science or
engineering discipline; some research or educational experience in
biology required; and excellent communication, writing and
organizational skills are a must. An awareness of ongoing external Web
2.0 trends and projects (wiki's, blogs, forums etc.) is preferred but
not required. Seek highly motivated individual with a fanatical
enthusiasm for open research and communication.

This position is hired through MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Compensation is dependent upon experience (40-65K). Full MIT Benefits apply.
Apply through MIT

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