[Wikimedia-l] Cochrane Wikipedian In Residence

Jake Orlowitz jorlowitz at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 19:08:25 UTC 2013

Hey folks,

Just a reminder that Cochrane is taking signups for a Wikipedian in
Residence: Wikipedia:COCHRANE/WIR

Cochrane is a fantastic organization which publishes systematic reviews
about medical treatments and efficacy.

Wiki Project Med Foundation is helping to coordinate the search for great
candidates. The Wikipedian in Residence would ideally be:

# An active Wikipedia editor, a Wikipedian in good standing, for at least 1
year and with 1,000 edits (more is preferable)
# A science and/or healthcare enthusiast, preferably with a background as
either a student or professional
# An ambassador, capable of interacting between Wikipedia's community and
Cochrane groups
# A teacher, helping Cochrane contributors to properly and successfully
navigate and use Wikipedia
# A collaborator, comfortable working in and among a distributed network of
# A remote facilitator, adept with email, scheduling, online meetings, and
conference calls
# A passionate individual, both about Wikipedia’s mission and Cochrane's
approach and goals

The position is open to anyone who can meet these criteria but may be
particularly suited to students or recent graduates looking to expand their
skills and experience, or those who work part-time in another job.
Candidates should have an excellent level of written and spoken English,
although those that speak more than one language are particularly welcome
to apply.

Cochrane is structured as a network of groups located throughout the world
to which people contribute in different ways, but primarily as authors of
Cochrane Systematic Reviews. The WiR will work remotely from their chosen
location and will interact with a number of groups and their contributors
via email and online. Cochrane will provide a selection of online
collaboration tools to facilitate communication.

The WiR will report to, and be guided by, Cochrane’s Head of Communications
& External Affairs, and a Senior Editor of The Cochrane Library. They will
also interact regularly with other members of Cochrane’s senior management
team and representatives of its publishing partner for ''The Cochrane

;Working hours
The WiR will be expected to work flexibly at different times of their day
to suit their schedule and to help support Cochrane groups throughout the
world (some work in the evenings is likely to be required). The exact
number of hours per week will be agreed with the successful candidate, but
is likely to be in the region of 7-12 hours per week.

The WiR will receive a stipend of up to $6,500 USD/£4,000 for the initial
six month term, which will be paid in two instalments at the beginning and
middle of the term. In addition, the WiR will be funded to attend and
present a session at the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, India,
21st-25th September 2014.

;Applying to be WIR
We want to learn more about you and see how we can best give you an
opportunity to work with Cochrane. Signup! http://enwp.org/WP:Cochrane/WIR


Jake Orlowitz (Ocaasi)
Wiki Project Med Foundation

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