Funder Data Platform
FAIRware is a software tool intended to help researchers easily assess and improve the FAIR-ness of their work, based on the FAIR guiding principles which assert that research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). FAIRware is currently under development, managed and co-funded by several Research on Research Institute (RoRI) partners.
The Wellcome Trust, one of the funders of the FAIRware project, seeks a project consultant to manage and guide the project. The role holder will use their technical expertise and experience to shape the future direction of the project, developing and leading on new areas of work for FAIRware and the project. We’d like to broaden the future use of FAIRware beyond the biomedical sciences and the consultant will lead work to make this happen.
The role will also be responsible for chairing steering group meetings and managing milestone payments, legal agreements and relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders.
We’re looking for a senior consultant with significant experience in the FAIR domain – including technical knowledge of FAIR data and FAIR software. You must have an in-depth understanding of and experience working with stakeholders in these areas.
We’re also open to applications from organisations, companies or agencies who would be able to provide the right support. For example, offering senior consultancy and project management support through multiple roles. Please contact the email address below to discuss this possibility further.
Hours: between 0.5 and 0.6 FTE (~20 hours per week)
You must be able to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours a week to this contract. FAIRware project partners are based across multiple time zones, so international applications are welcome as long as you are available between 1600 and 1700 UTC for steering group meetings.
Salary: around £5,500 per month
Contract: Short-term contract, starting as soon as possible and ending on 31 August 2022. Please note, we’re looking for a contractor agreement only and are unable to offer this position though PAYE.
Please email your CV with a cover letter to ContactDataForScienceAndHealth@wellcome.ac.uk by Tuesday 9th November 2021.
More detail about the role’s responsibilities and deliverables can be found below.Please share this with anyone who you think might be interested, through your networks and on Twitter.
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FAIRware steering group management (meets monthly for 75 minutes):
Providing progress reports to RoRI:
Tracking delivery of agreed milestones and manage milestone payments:
Compile and manage legal agreements: