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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
Editorial Assistant (Ref: F1000/EA)

As part of its plans to expand coverage into the field of physics, F1000Prime (https://f1000.com/prime), the award-winning literature recommendation service, is seeking an Editorial Assistant to help launch a series of new Faculties relevant to the physics community.

Based in their central London office, the role will involve engaging internationally renowned scientists to commission new content. The successful candidate will be educated to at least graduate level in a physics-related discipline, and have a natural ability to communicate both clearly and enthusiastically. Prior experience of scientific research and/or scientific publishing is desirable but not essential.

Main Duties:
  • Build and run the authorship of F1000Prime.
  • Edit article recommendations across physics-related disciplines.
  • Negotiate submission schedules with world-renowned scientists.
Requirements:
  • A graduate in a physics-related discipline
  • Self-starter
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and enjoys interacting with people
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Diplomacy/negotiation skills
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player
  • Adaptable and willing to take on new and different responsibilities
  • Ability to multi-task

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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Administrator (Ref: F1000/A)

As part of its plans to expand coverage into the field of physics, F1000Prime (https://f1000.com/prime), the award-winning literature recommendation service, is seeking an Administrator to join their Editorial Operations team to provide administrative support for existing services and with the launch of a series of new Faculties relevant to the physics community.

The successful candidate will have at least 1-2 years’ office administrative experience with a proven track record of prioritising their responsibilities and working to tight deadlines. Their main duties will involve providing general administrative support to the F1000Prime Editorial team, inviting and liaising with editorial board members, and database management. As such, they should also possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and be equally at ease interacting with individuals by email and over the phone.

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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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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