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Become part of the open science movement

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) in Trier (Germany) is an internationally renowned research support organization in psychology and a member of the prestigious Leibniz Association. 

To fulfill the ever-increasing research infrastructure needs expressed by researchers and psychology professionals, ZPID is in the process of strategic expansion directed at meeting these needs to become psychology’s one-stop research service center. Current as well as future ZPID research areas and services are based on and guided by the values of open science and open innovation.

Join the growing ZPID team at the forefront of the open science movement! Current opening:

PsychOpen Gold Technical Developer and Implementation Project Manager (m/f/d)

(salary group TV-L E11,100%, initially limited to 2 years)

Preferred start date is January 1st, 2020 or later

Duties and functions:

PsychOpen Gold is ZPID’s open access publication platform for psychology. The successful applicant is expected to work on the technical and organizational development of PsychOpen Gold, in line with customer needs and ZPID’s strategic goals. You are primarily responsible for collaborating with the respective team and department heads in planning, organising and implementing projects on journal and platform level of PsychOpen Gold. Another core responsibility is software development on the technical basis of PsychOpen Gold (Open Journal System, OJS) to implement innovative features for scientific journals.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor-level degree or higher in information science, psychology or other relevant field
  • Good knowledge of OJS and its workflow management
  • First experience with web development (e.g. PHP, HTML, CSS, web and mail servers). Knowledge in OJS programming is a plus.
  • Competence in project planning, presentation to non-technical audiences, implementation and controlling
  • good knowledge of status quo and recent trends in scientific publishing, especially with regard to Psychology (e.g. infrastructures or open science oriented standards)
  • Good knowledge of different stakeholder groups in scientific publishing, their expectations, work context and resources. Knowledge of key psychological concepts, theories and research methods is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of the legal framework in publishing (e.g. licensing, copyright, personality rights)
  • Good knowledge of the technical ecosystem in scientific publishing (e.g. Microsoft Word, XML, XSLT, LaTex, R, SPSS)
  • Excellent English skills. Knowledge of other languages is a plus. 

In order to apply, please register with our online portal here

and upload the following documents (until December 8, 2019):

  • Cover letter addressing the motivation for the application and the selection criteria
  • CV (without picture)
  • Relevant certificates of degree(s)
  • optional: Names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of potential referees
  • optional: Link(s) to your software projects

We support your career development.

ZPID is committed to equal opportunities in employment and, in particular, to increasing the number of women in those academic positions where they are currently underrepresented. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.

We observe guidelines regarding laws and regulations governing part-time employment. Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference. We are a family-friendly employer and have been certified by the audit Work & Family.

For further information, please contact Roland Ramthun via

Please note that online applications will only be accepted until 12/08/2019 via the following URL: