Do you have an aptitude for interpreting scientific data and the attention to detail required to identify inconsistencies? Would you like to use your scientific knowledge in a publishing environment, where you will communicate science to the wider scientific community? Due to expansion, a successful London based STM publisher is looking for a Scientific Editor to join their journals editorial team. Based in London, the Scientific Editor will be responsible for editing scientific and technical manuscripts, and will also be involved in the peer review process and evaluating the content of manuscripts. Our client is offering a hybrid working arrangement (1- 2 days in the office).
This is a key role in the team and would suit a candidate who is looking to pursue a career within biomedical publishing.
Key responsibilities of this role will include:
- Copyediting of manuscripts for language and readability (You will be trained in their house style).
- Checking factual content and dealing with queries
- Assessing authors responses to edits and editorial comments
- Involvement in the peer review process, including identifying problems with plagiarism, animal ethics, patient consent and figure manipulation
- Collaborate with the wider scientific community and internal teams
The successful person will have:
- Educated to PhD level in the life sciences (Essential).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- The ability to manage high quality work whilst working to tight deadlines.
- The ability to maintain a level of scientific knowledge appropriate to the role.
- Strong IT skills.
- Editorial or publishing experience is desirable, but not essential as training in copy-editing will be provided.
This is an ideal role for someone with the required qualifications looking to make a career within scientific publishing, with the scope to develop within the team and the wider organisation.
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