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At the Center for Open Science, we believe that transparent and reproducible research is better research, leading to better outcomes. Our mission is to make that a reality throughout the world of scholarly investigation.

 

We also believe in a fantastic work environment, awesome work-life balance, killer technology, and empowering our people to grow as professionals and people. Working at COS means that you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who are constantly striving to improve science and the tools that support it. We set high expectations for ourselves and are always trying to stay out in front of software and research trends. We are committed to quality design and architecture, an agile methodology, and contributing to the open-source community. Sound like you? Join us! 

COS is committed to building a research culture inclusive of all contributors and their skilled contributions. Please view the COS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement for details regarding how we maximize opportunity in our staffing, collaborative partnerships, and in the greater research community in order to advance research and technology.

Current Openings

Data Analytics Engineer

Location

Charlottesville, VA or remote

Background
The Data Analytics Engineer develops data-oriented systems to meet the organization’s or team’s needs. Working closely with Research leadership and others across the organization, manages and performs various tasks necessitating data required for research and day-to-day business activities. This includes architecting solutions for evaluating COS’ Theory of Change, products, metascience questions, and engaging with the broader open scholarship community. The Data Analytics Engineer will architect, build, publish, and maintain performant and reliable data models and pipelines that facilitate deeper analysis and reporting by the Data Analyst and other stakeholders. This includes, but is not limited to, data on osf.io.
 
 
Duties/Responsibilities
  • Designing, developing, and modifying data sourcing strategies, designs, and implementation for COS’s Data Science offerings.
  • Work with stakeholders (e.g., Chief Product Officer, Principal Research Scientist, Data Analyst) to establish platforms, processes, and frameworks for deploying analytics solutions and automating data workflows.
  • Architect, build, publish, and maintain performant and reliable data models and pipelines that facilitate deeper analysis and reporting by the Data Analyst and other stakeholders.
  • Access data from a variety of sources, manage and clean data, and assist with data access for analyses, visualizations, and communication of results.
  • Developing and maintaining data management plans and data documentation and definitions.
  • Overseeing the integration of new initiatives and projections into data standards and structures.
  • Evaluating the design, selection, and implementation of dataset organization by comparing them with project requirements and design documents.
  • Assessing system performance and making recommendations for hardware, software, and data storage improvements.
  • Attends specification and steering meetings to determine scope and prioritization of Data Science offerings.
  • Collaborates with engineers on implementing and configuring data across OSF sources.
Required Skills/Abilities
  • Familiarity with database design and systems, database technology, and logical data analysis.
  • Ability to organize large amounts of data from a variety of sources.
  • Experience with SQL, working with relational databases and familiarity with a variety of database architectures.
  • Experience with schema design and data modeling strategies.
  • Experience working with unstructured and semi-structured data.
  • Experience with Python or R as a scripting language and for data exploration/analysis.
  • Demonstrated commitment to engineering best practices to analytics code (e.g., version control, testing, continuous integration).
  • Excellent communication skills to translate complex problems using non-technical language.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work towards meeting multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated commitment to transparency, rigor, and reproducibility in research.
  • Attention to detail and very strong documentation and workflow management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, make decisions, problem-solve, and ask for help.
Required Education/Experience
  • 2 to 5 years’ working experience in data management, data analysis, or other data administration functions including collection and distribution.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in data-science related field.
Benefits
  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan
  • 15 days vacation in year one
  • COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition as well as for the employee’s own serious health condition.
  • Remote work option or modern local office space in Charlottesville, VA with a Macbook and Google Workspace environment
Position Type/Expected Hours/Salary
  • Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).
  • Occasional travel is possible for this position.
  • Salary range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000 annual.
Apply
Please apply by submitting a resume. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io. Please note, in order to be considered for this position you must be authorized to work in the United States and have a U.S. address and bank account.

COS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries.

Project Coordinator

Location

Charlottesville, VA or remote

Background
The Project Coordinators will be focused on assisting in the research agenda examining the landscape of current research practices, open science initiatives, and the attitudes, norms, behaviors, and incentives. Examples include, open science badges, preregistration, advancing automated tools to assess confidence in research evidence, and administering the Open Scholarship Survey and surveys to assess researcher and editor perceptions of Registered Reports. This role is responsible for supporting and implementing ongoing research projects and will work with other COS teams to understand current opportunities and to provide research insights to advance our mission.
 
 
Duties/Responsibilities
  • Participates in project design meetings and propose improvements if necessary
    Evaluates potential problems and technical hitches and brings them to the attention of the project leader
  • Maintains timelines and deliverable expectations and makes sure information is shared back to relevant stakeholders
  • Coordinates with team members and external partners/collaborators to execute and keep workflow on track
  • Uses existing or implements new workflows and tracking systems to track project progress
  • Updates project-related documentation by ensuring all necessary materials are current and properly stored
  • Executes various tasks involved in the implementation of a project, such as organizing, scheduling, record-keeping, and gathering/organizing materials and data
Required Skills/Abilities
  • Awareness of research methodology
  • Demonstrated commitment to transparency, rigor, and reproducibility in research
  • Highly efficient and task-oriented
  • Attention to detail and very strong documentation and workflow management skills
  • Time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently and in coordination with a team for advancing shared objectives on a very assertive timeline
  • Ability to prioritize, make decisions, problem-solve, and ask for help
  • An ability to quickly learn how to use the OSF, preregistration, and reproducible workflows a plus
Required Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in project coordination
Benefits
  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan
  • 15 days vacation in year one
  • COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition as well as for the employee’s own serious health condition.
  • Remote work option or modern local office space in Charlottesville, VA with a Macbook and Google Workspace environment
Position Type/Expected Hours/Salary
  • Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Occasional travel is possible for this position
  • Salary range for this position is $38,000 - $45,000 annually
Apply
Please apply by submitting a resume. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io. Please note, in order to be considered for this position you must be authorized to work in the United States and have a U.S. address and bank account.

COS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries.

Research Scientist

Location

Charlottesville, VA or remote

Background

The Research Scientist will play a key role in the execution of projects by a set deadline. They communicate with internal and external stakeholders to make decisions and monitor the progress of the project to keep it on schedule. This position will be focused on advancing the research agenda examining open science initiatives. Examples include, but are not limited to, open science badges, preregistration, and Registered Reports. This role is responsible for supporting and implementing ongoing research projects examining open science initiatives and participating in identifying and designing future projects. The Research Scientist will work with other COS teams to understand current opportunities and to provide research insights to advance our mission.

Duties/Responsibilities
  • Participate in the strategic design of projects, the project deliverables, timelines, and execution strategy of the project with senior leadership team and internal stakeholders
  • Play a key role in the execution of the project and are involved in the execution of tasks to enable project completion.
  • Maintaining a project plan while conducting the project within project constraints
  • Create long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines
  • Delegating tasks on the project to others best positioned to complete them
  • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with they project
  • Communicating with Directors and executives to keep the project aligned with their goals
  • Performing quality control on the project throughout progress to maintain the standards expected
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needs for the project change
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • May have up to 2 direct reports
Required Skills/Abilities
  • Very strong research methodology and statistical competencies that are transferable across a variety of research applications
  • Leadership, interpersonal, and decisiveness skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Ability to collaborate with people, processes, and systems
  • Experience manipulating data through statistical software (e.g. R)
  • Demonstrated commitment to transparency, rigor, and reproducibility in research
  • Highly efficient and task-oriented
  • Attention to detail and very strong documentation and workflow management skills
  • Time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently and in coordination with a team for advancing shared objectives on a very assertive timeline
  • Ability to prioritize, make decisions, problem-solve, and ask for help
  • Experience with R, OSF, preregistration, and reproducible workflows
Required Education/Experience
  • Expertise (PhD or equivalent) in empirical research domain
Benefits
  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan
  • 15 days vacation in year one
  • COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition as well as for the employee’s own serious health condition.
  • Remote work option or modern local office space in Charlottesville, VA with a Macbook and Google Workspace environment
Position Type/Expected Hours/Salary
  • Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Occasional travel is possible for this position
  • Salary range for this position is $70,000 - $76,000 annually
Apply
Please apply by submitting a resume. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io. Please note, in order to be considered for this position you must be authorized to work in the United States and have a U.S. address and bank account.

COS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries.

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Location

Charlottesville, VA or remote

Background
This is a new position, created following our most recent strategic planning exercise, that will support our priority initiatives around relationship management, catalyzing the community, and maturing our financial sustainability.

COS partners with institutions, funders, infrastructure providers, and other stakeholders in the open research community. The Strategic Partnerships Manager will help drive our organization’s growth, sustainability, and impact by bringing COS products and services, including OSF, to new organizations, communities, disciplines, and regions, in order to advance open science.

In consultation with COS colleagues, you will develop and implement a cohesive strategy to identify and engage with new partners, and expand existing partnerships. This will include working closely with relevant COS teams to: understand user and partner needs; identify product and service gaps; and build an outreach strategy to engage with new and existing partners.
Duties/Responsibilities
  • In consultation with colleagues, develop and implement a partnership growth strategy, aligned with COS’s goals and values
  • Represent COS to current and potential partner organizations, including effectively communicating our mission, products, and services
  • Articulate, differentiate, and position the value of the COS products and services, both collectively and individually, positioning the OSF as a product for the research lifecycle and aligning it with partner needs
  • Cultivate relationships with organizations that are aligned with COS’s mission—both current and prospective partners—to develop a deep understanding of their goals, motivations, and obstacles, and to better evaluate and develop our partnership models
  • Investigate opportunities for building partnerships in new communities with product and market research, landscape analysis, and competitor analysis
  • Develop, document, and, implement efficient processes and communications for engaging with partners and potential partners at every stage of our relationship with them— from lead generation, through onboarding, to renewal
  • Develop and implement metrics for forecasting and monitoring COS’s success
  • Work across organizational teams to support effective relationship management with stakeholders and partners, including the Product Team to shape the product development roadmap; the Marketing and Communications Team to drive awareness and gain new partners; the Policy and Programs team to align partners’ policy, community building, and product adoption; the Development team to cultivate shared investment to enable sustainability; and the Research team to align activities of stakeholders and researchers.
Required Skills/Abilities
  • A passion for open research and advancing the COS mission
  • Professionalism and strong ability to build rapport among multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty
  • Excellent time management and planning skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good at problem-solving 
Required Education/Experience
  • BSc/BA degree and/or equivalent experience in community engagement, relationship management, or business development
  • 3 - 5 years experience in relationship/partnership management or business development, membership or accounts management, or relevant role
  • Proven track record of building successful relationships
Preferred Education/Experience
  • Experience with non-profit organization(s) - professional and/or personal
  • Understanding of scholarly communications and/or the research process
  • Experience using Salesforce or other CRM tools
Benefits
  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan
  • 15 days vacation in year one
  • COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition as well as for the employee’s own serious health condition.
  • Remote work option or modern local office space in Charlottesville, VA with a Macbook and Google Workspace environment
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).
  • Travel: Up to 20% travel required
  • Salary range for this position is $80,000 - $95,000 annual
Apply
Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io.
 
Please note, in order to be considered for this position you must be authorized to work in the United States and have a U.S. address and bank account.
 
COS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries. 

Our Work Environment

COS supports a distributed work environment that includes both onsite and offsite employees along with flexible working schedules and a variety of work interactions among teams. We aim to bridge the physical and digital workplace, so that we can be inclusive and dynamic and support a diverse team that is contributing to our globally situated mission.

About Our Home Office

From hikes and rides atop the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, to navigating the taps of the BrewRidge Trail, Charlottesville boasts both urban culture and rural adventure. The pedestrian mall downtown offers local shopping, a range of restaurants from French fine dining to sushi rolls to take-away crepes, weekend farmer’s markets, and a music scene to suit tastes for both jazz piano and garage rock. Steeped with history, Charlottesville and the surrounding area offers many landmarks of its own. 

To branch out beyond the local without leaving the city, however, there are museums like the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum and the Special Collections Library at UVA. And, if you want to get out of town, DC is just two hours away and the state capital, Richmond, is a mere one-hour drive. See why the New York Times loves Charlottesville! Read this article in The Guardian about Charlottesville's great community. Or, check out the local events calendar.

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Our Work

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Research Software and Storage

COS has developed a variety of software tools and workflows based on our free Open Science Framework to help researchers manage and archive their research, privately or publicly. We work with a great technology stack and the latest tools. 

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Community Development

COS helps connect and build open science communities of researchers, their affiliated institutions, their funders, and the publishers of research outcomes.

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Metascience and Research

COS supports and conducts research on scientific practices. Our team members are thought leaders on open science and our tools serve as critical research platforms.

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Check out our Employee Manual and Policies and Procedures for more information.