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