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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: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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