The Center for Open Science (COS) is a non-profit organization based in Charlottesville, Virginia. COS is dedicated to improving the alignment between scientific values and scientific practices to improve the accumulation and application of knowledge. Operating with a technology start-up atmosphere and mindset, the COS team moves quickly, identifies problems and creates solutions, encourages risk-taking, blends science and technology, and is collaborative, high energy, and dedicated to openness.
COS has three primary activities:
Infrastructure development to support the scientific workflow and to connect technologies that support scientific research and communication, such as the Open Science Framework.
Community building on open practices among open-source developers, open science researchers, and the broader scientific community, such as the Open Science Collaboration.
Metascience, research on scientific practices, such as the Reproducibility Project.
Get more information about COS goals and activities from the COS business plan, an interview with Brian Nosek on Econtalk, papers articulating a vision for "Scientific Utopia" for scientific communication and scientific practices, and media stories about projects we support that appeared in the Atlantic, Science, and Nature. Finally, see related information at the founders'/directors' websites: Brian Nosek and Jeffrey Spies.
For press releases and media inquiries, please visit COS Press Info.
We love open source, science, databases, web/API development, content management systems, and Python. You should too. If so, apply.
Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position to . Send with the subject heading "Developer". Questions about the position and COS are welcome.
Same as above but in summer or part-time internship form; students will work with our developers and carve out their own open science project.
Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position to . Send with the subject heading "Internships". Questions about the position and COS are welcome.