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Biomedical Editor - 6 Months Freelance Basis

A leading international academic publishing company is currently looking for freelancers to work closely with their Publishing Ethics & Integrity team on a large project related to research integrity in STM journals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director of Publishing Ethics and Integrity to drive a research integrity project, designed to identify articles and journals of concern.
  • Check articles for integrity of authorship, content, data and key ethics statements.
  • Assist the ethics team with assessing files requested from authors (particularly original data for experiments involving RNA, DNA and protein expressions).
  • Where required, assist in identifying experts to provide advice on specific articles
  • Highlight articles of concern to the ethics team to ensure investigations are conducted where necessary
  • Work with the ethics team and editorial teams on organising post-publication notices.
  • Handle confidential information confidently and sensitively, with consideration for the legal and ethical issues that may arise from any mishandling

What we are looking for:

  • PhD or MSc in biomedical sciences or a related field
  • Editorial experience in assessing scientific manuscripts for quality and integrity of content
  • Strong understanding of scientific laboratory methods and practices (in particular, PCRs, western blots, immunocytochemistry, histology and other techniques based on cell or tissue staining or antibody interaction with proteins)
  • Awareness of global research and publishing ethics issues
  • Awareness of required journal editorial standards
  • Experience in project management
  • Strong numerical and verbal reasoning skills

This role can be worked remotely for the duration of the contract. For further details please send your CV and a short cover letter outlining your salary expectations.



Biomedical Editor - 6 Months Freelance Basis

Redwood, United Kingdom
Contract, Freelance, Full-time, Home Working, Temporary
Academic, STM
Editor, Editorial
Salary description: 
Attractive hourly rate

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