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Job Vacancy: OJS Developer Position / Technical Analyst

Postby jmir » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:25 am

We are urgently looking to fill an OJS developer position (if we are unsuccessful in filling this position we will have to switch to a commercial manuscript tracking system).

Position re-posted on 13/Apr/2007

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POSITION: Technical Analyst - OJS/Web-developer
EMPLOYER: University Health Network (http://www.uhn.ca/) - Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (http://www.ehealthinnovation.org), Toronto General Hospital - Eysenbach Research Group, Toronto

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR - http://www.jmir.org) is an international, interdisciplinary, scientific, peer-reviewed journal focused on eHealth, i.e. the development, evaluation and application of
information and communication technologies in the health care field,
with an emphasis on Internet-and intranet-related technologies. The journal was one of the worlds first Open Access journals in the health field, and serves as an experimental model for novel ways of publishing and peer-review. It was also an early adopter of OJS (Open Journal Systems) and contributed to its development. The Eysenbach Research Group at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation experiments with cross-media publishing techniques, using extensible markup language (XML) as well as other technologies and collaborates with the Public Knowledge Project at the University of British Columbia, developing a variety of open source toolkits for Open Access publishing (such as Open Journal Systems, OJS) and related e-publishing projects, for example WebCite (http://www.webcitation.org), a archiving system for cited web-based material.

The Eysenbach Research Group seeks a web-developer who will be in charge for JMIR/OJS/WebCite-related activities, including but not limited to:

* enhancing and maintaining the functionality of the Journal of
Medical Internet Research ( http://www.jmir.org )
* designing and implementing a web archiving system
( http://www.webcitation.org ) with PHP/MySQL
* writing and running scripts to automatically tag articles with
XML for publication
* typesetting (XML-tagging) manuscripts
* developing new ways to improve online academic publishing and
promote open access publishing
* resolving any server/technical issues that arise with either
webcitation.org or jmir.org
* supporting site users, authors, etc.
* providing technical guidance and support for new research
projects


Required Skills

* capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing
* intimately familiar with ALL aspects of LAMP-based Web
development
* able to work in a shell environment
* knowledge of XML and related technologies (XSL XPath, DOM)
* excellent problem solving skills and a love for technical
challenges


The following are also considered assets

* JavaScript, CSS, AJAX
* familiarity with regular expressions
* interest in open access publishing
* familiarity with research databases and their related
technical challenges
* desire to work in the non-profit sector
* interest in and knowledge about Web 2.0 approaches
* information science background, with technical knowledge about bibliographic and other metadata
* experience with content management systems, wikis etc


The University Health Network has repeatedly been selected as one of Canadas top 100 employers (http://www.uhn.ca/About_UHN/top_100.asp).

The position is based in downtown Toronto, but we are willing to discuss a teleworking arrangement. We are thinking of a full-time employee, but are also willing to discuss a freelancing arrangement (please specify your hourly rate).
Some of the work could be used as a thesis/research project, thus students (e.g. PhD part-time students) - especially in information and computer science - are invited to apply.

Contact geysenba at uhnres.utoronto.ca
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Postby jmir » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:34 am

This position is still unfilled, so please keep these applications coming. Mention that you saw this in the PKP forum, as this increases my attention to your application...

We also have other positions to fill, see viewtopic.php?t=2055
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Re: Job Vacancy: OJS Developer Position / Technical Analyst

Postby jmir » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:55 am

As of Oct 23rd, the position is still unfilled. This is a permanent position with benefits, and the compensation and benefits are excellent (depending on experience, this is a Analyst II position with a salary in the $60k range).
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Re: Job Vacancy: OJS Developer Position / Technical Analyst

Postby ramon » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:41 am

Hello Gunther,

As you know, I'm not an OJS, PHP or otherwise expert, but I'd be glad to help in any way I can.
How about posting some of the technical requisites you need in a more technical document, as a software requirement specification.
May some of us can take a shot at some of them individually, while you look for someone.

Can you hire companies or outsource that type of task?

I know a few people here which work with OJS and I could forward your requests, maybe doing the translation and first contacts...

If you have one or two use-cases that could be used as proof-of-concept for hire, that may be of help.

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Coordenação de Tecnologias de Informação
Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia - IBICT
Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia - MCT
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Re: Job Vacancy: OJS Developer Position / Technical Analyst

Postby asmecher » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:47 am

Hi Ramón,

Note that the last post was written in 2007; most likely it's no longer relevant.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team
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Re: Job Vacancy: OJS Developer Position / Technical Analyst

Postby ramon » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:55 pm

Hello Alec,

That's weird.
I read it from an RSS Feed Reader and it showed up as new today...
Anyway, the comment is valid to anyone interested in hiring/outsourscing workforce.

Since our currency is lower than Canadian or American Dollars (not to mention Euros), prices can be a bit more attractive.

I know a couple of small companies that work with the most common PHP technology, including OJS.
They may be of help to anyone.

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Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia - IBICT
Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia - MCT
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