INSPIRE Manager at SLAC

http://inspirehep.net/record/1089811

Looking for a non-conventional career in physics, at the interface between research and computer science? SLAC is seeking a staff member to lead its INSPIRE effort. INSPIRE is a suite of databases for high energy physics run as a joint effort by SLAC, CERN, DESY and Fermilab. Its flagship literature database has 1 million records covering 40 years of HEP research, and attracts 24 million searches per year from our 50,000 users. Other databases cover members of the community, conferences, experiments and a job-seeking platform. In addition to these long-standing services, we're now building new applications on a new open-source platform, providing the HEP community with author disambiguation and expanding the traditional concept of publication to include, for example, scientific data. INSPIRE is part of the broader
scientific information community and we work closely with publishing companies, scientific societies and our sister services arXiv, ADS, HEPData and the Particle-Data-Group.

The SLAC INSPIRE Manager, in collaboration with a small and dynamic team of physicists, computer scientists, librarians and students at CERN, DESY, Fermilab and SLAC, will mainly be responsible for the design, review, oversight and implementation of present and future technical solutions across the entire spectrum of INSPIRE R&D and operations. The successful candidate will directly supervise a team of 6 technical staff at SLAC (both Software Developers and Librarians) and liaise with young developers at the partner laboratories.

A recent PhD in theoretical or experimental high-energy physics or a closely related field is preferred; some post-doctoral research with experience supervising students is an advantage. We're looking for people with leadership potential, interest in web technology, and a desire to continue a tradition of innovation in scholarly communication in the field. You will help develop technologies that will improve the way people search for, discover and publish scientific information,
and a continuous interaction with the HEP community and understanding of its needs is crucial.