Scholarly Communication Specialist

University Library

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 15th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,914-£49,553
  • REF: VE25696
  • Closes: 15th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Cambridge University Libraries invite applications for the post of Scholarly Communications Specialist.

The University of Cambridge promotes and supports open research to improve discoverability and maximise access to knowledge, in accordance with our mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Cambridge University Libraries play an important role as a partner in research, providing services, collections and expertise to support research excellence across the full range of academic disciplines.

The Scholarly Communication Specialist reports to the Head of Open Research Services within the Cambridge University Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication.

The role-holder provides information and analysis that informs the development of internal policies, services and infrastructure to meet the needs of the Cambridge research community.

They provide expert advice on matters relating to scholarly communication to researchers, librarians and administrators.

This is the perfect time to join us as we shape an Open Research Programme that develops the systems and services that are needed to support researchers across all disciplines.

Priorities in 2021 are likely to include:

  • Developing support for open access monograph publishing
  • Analysis and recommendations following the expected announcement of a new UKRI Open Access Policy
  • Strategic thinking around the future of scholarly communications and implications for the University of Cambridge.

The Libraries are currently offering limited in person services, and as such, our staff are working a mixture of on premises and remotely. This role is based in Cambridge, however the successful candidate may need to work remotely in the first instance. This can be discussed at interview.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Niamh Tumelty, Head of Open Research Services at

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 22 March 2021.

Please quote reference VE25696 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Further information

  • Further Information

Apply online

Employer Achievements:

company award