Managing Director at OpenWetWare, MIT

01 Oct
Published by rpshetty

Subject 

Request for Help

Community 

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 managing director.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for the day-to-day management of OpenWetWare as well as longer-term strategic planning. Candidates should be excited to "wear many hats" including:

* overseeing senior technology developer to specify and implement new tools and resources that improve the sharing of information via OWW.
* organizing and facilitating meetings among groups of academic researchers pursuing projects on OWW.
* developing tutorials for new users.
* meeting with publishers to discuss best ways to integrate OWW with more traditional publishing mechanisms.
* attracting new users through advertising.
* leading development of our long term community and knowledge development strategy.
* working with the OWW board to plan fundraising and long term sustainability of OWW.
* promoting OWW by giving talks on open science at conferences.

Requirements:

B.S./M.S./Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline; three to five years of post graduate experience; some research or educational experience in biology preferred; 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.

Benefits:

Compensation is dependent upon experience (75-100K). Full MIT Benefits apply (http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits/index.html). Apply through MIT at
http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=631&ji=2097486&sn=I

Questions can be directed to hiring AT openwetware DOT org