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At the Center for Open Science (COS), 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.

Who We Are

We are mission-driven and 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 advance open science.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We’re looking for passionate people to join our team who are committed to advancing open science and helping to build the tools and resources that empower this change.

Current Openings

Stellar Work Environment

COS supports a distributed work environment that includes both onsite at our office in Charlottesville, VA, 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.

Outstanding Benefits and Perks


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. Option to enroll in Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

Medical leave

Paid leave for up to three 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

Remote work environment with a MacBook provided and Google Workspace. 20 days paid time off in year one, 11 paid holidays a year.

What We Do

Research Software & Storage

Research Software & 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.

Community Building

Community Development

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

Metascience & Research

Metascience & 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.