We are looking to recruit a Technical Outreach Officer for Europe PMC, within the Literature Services team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
Europe PMC is Europe's largest repository of freely available life sciences research articles, containing over 30 million biomedical research full text articles and abstracts. Europe PMC is funded by 29 funders across Europe, coordinated by the Wellcome Trust, and is the primary repository that supports their Open Access policies.
A key part of our mission is to make content and metadata available through APIs and bulk downloads, for consumption by application developers, data miners, hackers and researchers.
Your roleAs the Technical Outreach Officer, your role will be to build community among this growing programmatic access user base. You will be the main contact point for our API users and will represent Europe PMC at workshops, hackathons and other developer forums.
To fulfil this role, you will need to have good insight into the needs of developers and API users, probably from using APIs and developing apps yourself. You should have a strong interest in open data in application development or text mining workflows. As you will need to attend, deliver and organise events such as webinars and hackathons, you will need good communication (written and verbal) and organisational skills alongside your developer skills. You will be supported in the role by the Community Manager and our core developer team.
This is a challenging position that would suit an open data enthusiast. You will find yourself working on an exciting project in a dynamic team in an international environment. If you think you can fulfil the role, then we would really like to hear from you.