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Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 10:26:30 +0100 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Job opportunities in Amsterdam PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION SERVICES Internet and ICT are radically changing the way in which academic research is carried out. This is having far-reaching consequences on information and communication processes in the sciences and humanities. The Netherlands Institute of Scientific Information Services (NIWI), located in Amsterdam, has recently begun a programme of research to chart these changes. To take on the challenge of this groundbreaking interdisciplinary exploration into changes in academic research, NIWI is seeking 2 research associates (M/F) Vacancy number PZ 161 (40 hours full-time *1) to fulfil senior positions in our research group. NIWI is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. NIWI aims at providing scientific information in the fields of biomedicine, the social sciences, history and Dutch language and literature. In addition, NIWI provides information on research and researchers throughout the Netherlands. NIWI's main office is situated in Amsterdam. Recently, NIWI has formed a new research department to respond to the transformation of scientific publishing, communication and information. The successful applicants will be part of a team that will ultimately consist of ten people. NIWI's research goals are laid down in our research programme (http://www.niwi.knaw.nl/us/research/research.htm). Our hypothesis is that the sciences, social sciences and humanities are in the midst of an informational turn. This has important, yet largely uncharted implications for the researcher. Studying these implications is the main objective of our research programme. For this reason, we wish to characterise the informational turn, study its properties, in particular its implications for the use and creation of scientific information by the individual research group and scholar. Although this means that many aspects of the development and of the social impact of information and communication technologies will be involved in our research, our programme differs from existing research efforts, in that it puts the researcher in central place. Many research projects in information and library science are related to the development of specific technologies or information sources. There has been far less research on how the development of ICT affects the conduct of scientific research. Yet, it is the combination of technological and social developments at research group or individual scholar level, which is largely responsible for shaping the future of scientific information and communication patterns and needs. We have therefore chosen to concentrate our research on the changing role and needs of the researcher in scientific information and communication. As well as research aimed at creating new knowledge about the interaction between the researcher and ICT, we are also developing applied research. This is aimed at providing solutions to problems emerging from the practice of library and information services. Applicants should hold a PhD and be available to start work in the short term. They should moreover have acquired research experience in a relevant field. They will be working towards answering one of the following questions: 1. How can we understand the differences between academic disciplines and research domains with respect to the use of ICT in information and communication? 2. What influence are the new virtual research institutes and networks of research institutes - which rely heavily on communication through the Internet - having on the production of knowledge? Job responsibilities The research associates will be responsible for their own research project (one of the two mentioned above). They will be responsible for the acquisition of funding for additional research projects and submit grant applications. In collaboration with university researchers, some supervision of PhD students may be required. The members of NIWI Research act in an advisory capacity with respect to applied research projects within the institute. The main output of NIWI Research consists of journal publications, books, lectures and conference presentations. NIWI Research will also organise workshops and conferences on a regular basis. Research associates will be expected to share in these activities. Education and experience 1. Demonstrable relevant research experience, attested by a PhD degree and a list of publications in peer reviewed journals. 2. An excellent knowledge of the English language, both oral and written. 3. Experience in either qualitative or quantitative methods of research, preferably both. 4. Candidates should have a particular interest in transformations of academic research and be able to work independently and in a project-orientated manner 5. Candidates with creativity and who are inclined towards/ interested in groundbreaking work are encouraged to apply. Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands Salary: Remuneration will be based on a full-time gross salary of 7924 Dutch guilders per month in accordance with salary scale 11 in the academic sector Starting date: With immediate effect For further information please contact: Dr. Paul Wouters e-mail: email@example.com Or Drs. Repke de Vries e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please send applications accompanied by a C.V. and marked with vacancy number to: NIWI Personnel Department PO Box 95110 1090 HC Amsterdam Netherlands email: email@example.com *1: The reduction in working hours ruling applies here NIWI is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (firstname.lastname@example.org).