Job advertisement No. 68/2020

Project coordinator Open Access Recommender System (m/f/d)

As the German National Library of Science and Technology our future-oriented services ensure the infrastructural requirements for a high-quality supply of information and literature for research in science and industry. Our services as a university library secure the local supply for the Leibniz University Hannover.

The Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology - Program Area B, User and Information Services, is looking - subject to final approval by the third-party funding provider - to employ a

Project coordinator Open Access Recommender System (m/f/d)

to work in the field of publication probably by 1st February 2021. The position is limited to two years. The regular weekly working time is 19.9 hours (part-time). The remuneration is based on pay scale group 13 TV-L.

The Bibliometric and Semantic Open Access Recommender Network (BISON) project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and carried out in cooperation with the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB), is developing a recommendation service for quality-assured open access journals. TIB is responsible for the project coordination, community participation and for the development work.

Your tasks

  • Coordination of the project with internal and external partners
  • Organization of the quality assurance process and work with the communities
  • Production of information material
  • Planning and realization of events

Your qualities

  • Successfully completed university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably in information science, natural science or a related field
  • Knowledge of the open access and academic landscape
  • Very good communication and cooperation skills


  • Experience with bibliographic metadata and academic publishing
  • Experience with work in joint projects
  • Experience in teaching open access skills in a professional or non-professional context

What we offer

  • A modern workplace in a central location of Hanover with a collegial, attractive and versatile working environment
  • A comprehensive and intensive training
  • Flexible working hours (flexitime) as well as offers for reconciling work and family life, such as mobile work
  • An employer with a wide range of internal and external further education and training measures, workplace health promotion and a supplementary pension scheme for the public sector (VBL)
  • Discount for employees in the canteens of the Studentenwerk Hannover as well as the possibility to use the various offers of the University Sports Hannover
  • A salary in pay scale group 13 TV-L according to the provisions of the collective agreement for the public service in Germany (TV-L), including a special annual payment

If you are interested, questions regarding the position can be addressed to Marco Tullney, head of Publication Services, by mail at marco.tullneytibeu.

How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application.

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Paper applications are also possible on an equal basis. In this case, please send your complete application documents with the subject 68/2020 before December 20, 2020 addressed to

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Frau Julia Komnick
Welfengarten 1 B
30167 Hannover

or alternatively as a single PDF document file to bewerbungtibeu. For applications in digital from, please send a PDF file with a maximum size of 10 MB.

Who we are
TIB, being part of the Leibniz Research Association, is with around 550 employees one of the largest technical information centres in Germany, having three main functions:

  1. Acting in the capacity of the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, our forward-looking services secure the infrastructural requirements for providing researchers in science and industry with high-quality information and literature.
  2. Carrying out cutting edge research to further expand TIB’s role as a German information centre for the digitisation of science and technology
  3. Offer library services for the Leibniz University Hannover.

TIB is an equal opportunity employer, providing ideal working conditions, and continuously taking action to enable its employees to combine career interests with family life.

Severely disabled candidates with comparable qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Please note that your application documents will not be returned and application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.