OpenEdition recruits a Funding Investigator

General information

  • Reference: USR2004-MARISN-001
  • Workplace: Marseille
  • Date of publication: Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Type of Contract: FTC Technical / Administrative
  • Contract Period: 6 months
  • Expected date of employment: 1 April 2020
  • Proportion of work: Full time
  • Remuneration: gross salary between monthly 2 076 € and 2 184 € depending on experience
  • Desired level of education: 3-year university degree
  • Experience required: Indifferent


In the context of OPERAS-P project, dedicated to the structuration of the OPERAS infrastructure, and in collaboration with SPARC Europe, the investigator collects information on the existing funding mechanisms in the open scholarly communication landscape, more particularly in Social Sciences and Humanities. Resources collected (main information: types of funders, name of the organisation, infrastructures, projects) will lead to the design of a data model and the structuration of a knowledge base to be shared amongst OPERAS members and partners. This work takes place in the context of an international collaboration with the international consortium Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI). First results have to be submitted by July 2020.


  • Survey, data collection (literature review, web survey, interviews, watch, data extraction from previous surveys)
  • Design a methodological approach and an adapted protocol
  • Design of a data model and the structuration of a knowledge base
  • Conceive and realise a documentation
  • The mission implies work in cooperation OPERAS, SPARC Europe, IOI
  • Coordination with TRIPLE project
  • Coordination
  • Manage GDPR implications.


  • Knowing how to develop collection tools (questionnaires, interviews, case studies, field observations, etc.)
  • Knowing how to organize a corpus of data, texts or documents in the perspective of its exploitation
  • Knowing how to conceive, implement and exploit a knowledge base
  • Writing reports or documents (in English)
  • A general knowledge of the scientific communication problematics and practices at the international level would be appreciated
  • Knowledge of the rules of classification and conservation of the documents and information processed
  • Team work
  • Written and oral presentation techniques
  • English language: B2-C1

Work Context

OpenEdition is an open scholarly publishing research infrastructure dedicated to the scientific communication in Social Sciences and Humanities. OpenEdition coordinates (with Huma-Num) the development of OPERAS, a European Research infrastructure.
OPERAS is the Research Infrastructure for Open Scholarly Communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European Research Area. Created in 2016 by 16 organisations, the OPERAS Research Infrastructure (RI) is now gathering 40 organisations from 16 countries and is led by a Core Group consisting of 9 members. OPERAS’ concept was born out of the need to improve cooperation between players in the SSH scholarly communication landscape, enhancing the overall quality of the ecosystem and taking care of the whole research cycle in view of enabling Open Science as a standard practice. Scholarly communication is indeed not separated from the research process but is integrated with it as a continuous communication practice that is affected by each stage of the research lifecycle.
The OPERAS-P project (funded by the European Commission under Grant Agreement No 871069) supports OPERAS, furthering the development of the infrastructure in view of achieving the necessary scientific, technical and community maturity. The project gathers 16 partners from 9 different countries. It started in July 2019 and will end in June 2021.

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) Europe is a non-profit, member organisation comprised of a diverse body of academic institutions, library consortia, funding bodies, research institutes and some publishers, among others; all committed to delivering on the promise of open access and open science.
Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) aims to enable a durable, scalable and thriving open scientific and scholarly infrastructure serving the needs of global communities. It includes projects and organizations that support open scholarship, research, and education, and are most often built on open source software, and usually are non-profit in nature.

Constraints and risks

  • Travel in France and abroad
  • Prolonged continuous sitting posture
  • Continuous and prolonged work on screen
  • Cognitive Constraints
  • Working language in French and English
  • Geographically dispersed collaborators and partners

Cognitive Constraints

  • Working language in French and English
  • Geographically dispersed collaborators and partners

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OpenEdition team (2020, March 2). OpenEdition recruits a Funding Investigator. Open Electronic Publishing. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from

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