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We are a group of leading global publishing and technology business, which has grown from a science and bio-medical publishing base to encompass a diverse range of products and services in the media, online and technology sectors. We have created the UK's largest entertainment listings database, developed a UK-based mobile phone and web-based hyperlocal news service and publish one of the most respected biomedical literature awareness services.

Our brands stand for top quality and our business is driven by innovation & creativity.

At SNG you will enjoy working in a diverse, challenging and rewarding environment at our London headquarters or one of our offices worldwide. We are committed to equal opportunities and believe in investing in our employees.

To apply for any of the opportunities listed below please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting the job reference to:

Recruitment
Science Navigation Group
34-42 Cleveland Street
London W1T 4LB
UK

or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com

CURRENT VACANCIES
Business Development Manager EMEA (Ref: F1000/BDM)

F1000 is a leading provider of tools and services to the research community. F1000 comprises three main services: F1000Workspace (an award-winning suite of tools to discover references, annotate and discuss them, and to support the writing of articles), F1000Prime (an expert-based article recommendation and literature awareness tool), and F1000Research (the provider of open science publishing platforms that are transforming how research is shared and reviewed).

We currently have a vacancy for a Business Development Manager EMEA, reporting to the Sales and Marketing Director, which will be based in our central London office or home based in Europe. The position will focus on generating new F1000Prime and F1000Workspace subscription income in key target markets within the EMEA region as well as building strong relationships with existing customers, ensuring strong renewal income. This is a direct sales role, working with agents in some territories, with scope to evolve into a territory leadership role.

Whilst some of the products currently have a life sciences focus, it is anticipated that all the products will increasingly focus across all areas of research. The Business Development Manager EMEA will input into product development roadmaps based on direct customer and market feedback. Success in the role requires a passion to engage with the market, be visible in the communities served, and to be hands-on in developing a strong pipeline of opportunities.

The successful individual will have significant experience of business development within the scholarly publishing industry or software sales to the academic community and/or to the biopharma industry. The successful candidate has a proven track-record of building strong relationships at library and faculty level. The person will be a very proactive hands-on individual with plenty of energy who can generate ideas and is not afraid to test new approaches. They will be highly organized and an excellent all-round communicator who is willing to roll up their sleeves and make a difference.

Key responsibilities include the following:
  • Implementing a strategy for achieving new and renewal sales targets in EMEA
  • Define key target markets within EMEA and develop target institution accounts plans, engaging with multiple stakeholders at each institution or biopharma company to maximize ROI
  • Maintain and develop a strong sales pipeline and achieve income targets
  • Provide regular reporting on all activities and progress to targets
  • Conduct a minimum of 100 site visits per annum
  • Represent F1000 at conferences, exhibitions and events
  • Appoint, manage and motivate agents
  • Prepare proposals and negotiate agreements
  • Manage customer service and retention of existing accounts
  • Work with product development to ensure that valid input from customers is fed back to the product teams, thus improving our products based on market feedback
  • Work with marketing and product development colleagues to build value proposition descriptions, key messages and sales ROI stories for new target segments as they are identified
  • Keep current with changes in the wider digital publishing and scholarly/professional information communities, competitors, and industry developments
  • Deliver winning F1000 product demonstrations to existing and potential customers and users
The candidate will have:
  • At least 5 years’ experience in business development, preferably in scientific, scholarly publishing or software sales to the academic community and/or biopharma industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required in both English and at least one additional European language
  • Strong track record of commercial success, confidently working at library, faculty, and C-suite level
  • A first degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent
  • Dedication, enthusiasm and a real drive to succeed in a challenging market
  • A high degree of comfort with presenting to stakeholders and others in person or by telephone/WebEx. Proven ability with PowerPoint
  • Experience of using CRM tools
  • An ability to work effectively with colleagues in other departments
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills and consensus- and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and targets
  • Self-motivated, with strong self-organizational skills

The role reports to the Marketing Manager and is based in our central London office.

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Senior Application Developer (Ref: F1000/SDC)

F1000 Workspace is an innovative reference management system which has revolutionized the writing process. Workspace consists of a cohesive ecosystem of a website, browser plugins, desktop application, mobile apps, and plugins for popular authoring tools (Word for mac and windows, Google Docs, Manuscripts, etc.). All of these systems work together to provide users with seamless access to their references and projects. Users are able to collect, use, and edit references and collaborate with co-authors with any part of the system.

We are currently seeking a talented, self-motivated Senior Web and Javascript Developer to join our Workspace desktop team. The position will be based in either our Cambridge or our central London office.

The primary role of the applicant involves developing new features, and maintenance for a variety of desktop applications and extensions which integrate with a variety of applications and communicate with our backend API.

Must Haves:
  • Significant and demonstrable Javascript programming.
  • Commercial Javascript experience.
  • Full Lifecycle Software Development experience.
  • Fast learner.
Desirables:
  • Experience within an Agile environment.
  • GUI Development
  • Office 365 plugin development
  • Progressive/Offline web applications
  • Experience with continuous integration and versioning control tools.

Candidates should have a strong university qualification and excellent A-levels or equivalent.

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Java Developer (Ref: F1000/JD)

F1000Research is an open research publishing platform that publishing articles and other content in the field of biomedicine, using innovative publishing models and technology.

It also offers bespoke publishing platforms to research institutions and funders, including the world's largest medical research charity, the Wellcome Trust, for which we developed the publishing platform, Wellcome Open Research and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for which we developed Gates Open Research.

For each client we can create and support bespoke features; we are also constantly improving the complex technology that underpins the editorial processes behind the publishing platforms.

We are currently seeking a highly talented, self-motivated developer to join our team in building new platforms and tools to the highest quality and reliability.

Must Haves:
  • Demonstrable Java development experience (Java 7 or higher).
  • Flexible and able to adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fast learner.
Desirables:
  • Experience with continuous integration and versioning control tools.
  • Demonstrable experience of test-driven development.
  • JUnit, Mockito, Cucumber
  • Hibernate
  • Spring 2.5/3 (including Spring MVC)
  • JavaScript/AJAX
  • jQuery
  • Maven
  • SQL
  • XML/XSLT

Candidates should have a strong university qualification and excellent A-levels or equivalent.

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Editorial Assistant (Ref:F1000/EA)

F1000Prime, the award-winning literature recommendation service for the Medical and Life Sciences communities, is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join its team.

The role is based in central London and involves commissioning authors to write review articles for F1000 Faculty Reviews and copyediting editorial content. The successful candidate should ideally be a life sciences/biomedical graduate with a natural ability to communicate concepts clearly and enthusiastically. They should also be organised, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, show a high level of accuracy and demonstrate an ability to multi-task and effectively prioritise tasks. Prior editorial experience is not required for this role as full training will be provided.

Main Duties:
  • Commission and liaise with authors by phone and email to ensure manuscripts are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Manage the refereeing process.
  • Answer questions authors and referees may have relating to the processing of articles.
  • Prepare articles for typesetting and editing.
  • Copyedit and publish short recommendation comments on F1000Prime.
  • Minimise bottlenecks in the editorial process to ensure issues associated with processing manuscripts are kept to a minimum.
Requirements:
  • Life sciences/biomedical graduate (advantageous)
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enjoys interacting with people
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong English language skills
  • Diplomacy/negotiation skills
  • Computer skills essential – especially Internet searching
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player
  • Adaptable and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Interest in science publishing

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Senior Editorial Assistant (Ref: F1R/SEA)

F1000Research is an innovative open science publishing platform for life scientists and clinicians, offering immediate Open Access publication, transparent post-publication peer review and full data deposition and sharing. We are seeking an experienced, well-organised individual with strong English language skills, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and a good eye for detail to join the team to work as a Senior Editorial Assistant to work across our open research platforms (openresearchcentral.org), including our publishing platforms for Wellcome and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The role will involve a wide range of tasks relating to the peer review process including taking a leadership role on managing and facilitating the peer review across F1000’s Publishing platforms. In addition to handling peer review for individual articles, such as finding and assessing the appropriateness of reviewers and performing quality checks of peer review reports, the role will include involvement with the monitoring and revising of peer review guidelines and workflows, suggesting new features to improve author and referee experiences, and ensuring the peer review process is operating efficiently.

The successful candidate will be a life sciences/biomedical graduate who has previous editorial experience, with detailed knowledge about the peer review process. The candidate should be able to apply their knowledge of the peer review process and adapt it to the cutting-edge open peer review process utilised across F1000’s publishing platforms. The candidate will need to have a natural ability to communicate concepts clearly and enthusiastically, work efficiently, and have excellent attention to detail. They will also need to be a strong team player who enjoys interacting with people and be fully computer literate.

Main Duties:
  • Liaise with scientists by phone and email to obtain their peer review reports in a timely manner.
  • Efficiently manage the peer review process of articles across a wide range of subject areas.
  • Manage the publication of peer review reports, liaising with authors, referees, and internal staff where clarification is required.
  • Support authors during the peer review process, including identifying suitable expert referees.
  • Promptly respond to questions from authors and referees relating to the publishing model and the peer review process.
  • Liaise regularly and report to the peer review and editorial manager to ensure clear communication regarding processes is maintained.
Requirements:
  • Life sciences or biomedical graduate
  • 2 years’ experience of working in an editorial office, with knowledge of the peer review process
  • Broad interest in scientific research and publishing
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with an aptitude to communicate clearly with scientists from around the world
  • Strong English language skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Computer skills essential – especially using the internet to search for key information
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player
  • Adaptable and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Knowledge of R or SQL would be desirable but not essential.

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Editorial Assistant (Ref:F1R/EA)

F1000Research is an innovative open science publishing platform for life scientists and clinicians, offering immediate Open Access publication, transparent post-publication peer review and full data deposition and sharing. We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organised individual with strong English language skills, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and a good eye for detail to join the team to work as an Editorial Assistant on F1000Research (f1000research.com), as well as current and upcoming open research platforms (openresearchcentral.org).

The role will involve a wide range of tasks relating to the peer review process for our research platforms, including contacting internationally renowned biological and medical researchers and clinicians by email and by phone, assessing the appropriateness of peer reviewers and providing additional suggestions, and some basic editing and quality checks of peer review reports.

The successful candidate will be a life sciences/biomedical graduate with a natural ability to communicate concepts clearly and enthusiastically, work efficiently, and have excellent attention to detail. They will also need to be a strong team player who enjoys interacting with people, and be fully computer literate. Prior editorial experience is not required for this role as full training will be provided.

Main Duties:
  • Liaise with scientists by phone and email to obtain their peer review reports in a timely manner.
  • Efficiently manage the peer review process of articles across a wide range of subject areas.
  • Manage the publication of peer review reports, liaising with authors, referees, and internal staff where clarification is required.
  • Support authors during the peer review process, including identifying suitable expert referees.
  • Promptly respond to questions from authors and referees relating to the publishing model and the peer review process.
  • Liaise closely with the rest of the team to ensure clear communication regarding processes is maintained.
Requirements:
  • Life sciences or biomedical graduate
  • Broad interest in scientific research and publishing
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with an aptitude to communicate clearly with scientists from around the world
  • Strong English language skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Computer skills essential – especially using the internet to search for key information
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player
  • Adaptable and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
  • Ability to handle multiple projects

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Production Assistant (REF: F1R/PA)

F1000Research is an innovative open science publishing platform for life scientists and clinicians, offering immediate Open Access publication, transparent post-publication peer review and full data deposition and sharing. We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organised individual with strong English language skills, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and a good eye for detail to join the team to work as an Assistant Editor on F1000Research (F1000Research.com) and across our open research platforms (openresearchcentral.org), including our publishing platforms for Wellcome and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The role will involve proofing articles before publication, editing of XML and images and monitoring third-party suppliers for speed and quality. It will also involve working closely with authors to ensure the production process is fast, accurate and professional, and working closely with the wider editorial team to ensure a smooth process throughout for the authors.

You will need a degree or equivalent, be very detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills (both oral and written), and have an interest in publishing. The successful individual will be highly organised and deadline-driven, be customer service-oriented and enjoy interacting with people. You need to be highly computer literate and be able to pick up new computer software skills quickly, although previous knowledge of XML is not necessary. A science background would be an advantage, but not a necessity.

Informal enquiries may be made to Michael Evans, Production Manager, F1000Research at michael.evans@f1000.com.

Main Duties:
  • Manage a proportion of the articles across the F1000 publishing platforms through the production process from accepted author manuscript through to the published article in a variety of publication formats.
  • Work closely with third-party suppliers to monitor speed and quality of output and provide regular feedback to the Production Manager and the supplier as appropriate.
  • Work closely with authors to ensure the production process is fast, accurate and professional, keeping them informed about the status of the publication of their article, and answering queries by e-mail and phone.
  • Monitor image file quality and conduct basic figure manipulations when necessary.
  • Close team work, especially with the Managing Editor and the editorial teams to ensure a smooth transfer of articles between teams.
  • Suggest improvements to the editorial management tools, working with development on the specifications and testing new tools to be used by Production.
Requirements:
  • Graduate or equivalent
  • Highly computer literate and able to pick up new software skills quickly
  • Aptitude for understanding technical issues
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player
  • Adaptable and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Interest in science publishing

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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