Open Science Lead

We believe open science is key to maximising the impact and utility of our research. We have an exciting new opportunity for an Open Science Lead to join our team on a 12 month fixed term contract to ensure that our commitment to open science is met and supports our mission to maximise the benefit of our research and supports the delivery of world-leading science by our committed scientists and technical staff.

This role would be ideal for someone with knowledge of open science and experience delivering strategically-driven projects.

About the role:

You will be based in the Policy Team within the Director’s Office, working across the organisation, and working closely with the wider Director’s Office and the Informatics and Digital Solutions team.

  • Responsible for reviewing and developing the Institute’s Open Science portfolio.
  • Help us ensure our world-leading science maximises its impact to the research community.  
  • Provide the Director and senior leadership of the Institute with expert advice on open science and develop recommendations to help us improve.
  • You will carry out a landscape review of open science at the Sanger Institute and Connecting Science and develop recommendations for improvement.
  • You will also develop a new overarching policy on open science for the institute, alongside identifying new ideas and areas for improving open science.   
Salary per annum
starting from 49,612
Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working
Full Time/Flexible working considered
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Contract Length
12 months
Closing Date
Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Project or programme management experience in a research environment 
  • Expert knowledge of one or more aspects of open science 
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of rapidly developing expertise in new areas 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to successfully coordinate and lead projects to successful outcomes, taking input from others 
  • Experience of working with and influencing senior leadership 
  • Able to identify and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to see the ‘broader picture’ and think strategically 
  • Ability to analyse and explain complex information and identify the key points 

Other information

We have adopted hybrid working to allow flexibility for office and remote working.