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Project Manager, Open Physics

IOP Publishing is looking for a Project Manager, Open Physics

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 12 Apr 2021
  • United Kingdom | IOP Publishing
  • Date posted: 26 Mar 2021
  • Job type: Science administration & media
  • Discipline: Education & communications 


Bristol (flexible working will be considered).

Salary and benefits

Competitive and excellent benefits.

Job advert description

IOP Publishing is seeking a motivated project manager to drive delivery of our open science projects on a full-time, permanent basis.

We are committed to supporting wider adoption of open practices across the physical sciences and we call this approach ‘open physics’. The role of the Project Manager – Open Physics is to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of projects that introduce valuable new insights, products or services associated with our open physics programme.

Open physics projects span teams and departments across the business. This key, cross-functional role owns delivery of the projects from initial concept to completion/implementation, ensuring that all relevant stakeholders are kept informed and up-to-date on progress, that deadlines are transparent and met, and that budgets are adhered to. The post-holder will also play a central role in coordinating the management of knowledge related to open science across the organisation.

We are keen to hear from project managers with past experience in the scientific, publishing or technology sectors and we are confident the successful applicant will enjoy making a central contribution to this strategically crucial area of our work.

Key job accountabilities include

  • Own the delivery of all open physics projects for the business.
  • Ensure all stakeholders are engaged and kept up-to-date on progress.
  • Act as advocate for Open Science within the business.

About you

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Prince II or equivalent project management qualification (required).
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (desired).
  • Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt (desired).
  • Demonstrable understanding of the STM Publishing market (desired).
  • Demonstrable understanding of key open science issues (desired).
  • Demonstrable data-driven approach to decision making.
  • Expert user of all relevant analytical and reporting tools.
  • Excellent communicator, face to face and written.
  • Exceptional influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent change management and prioritisation skills.

About the benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including cycle to work and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

To apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your previous experience and how it applies to the role, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of ebooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US.  Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.


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