Opening For Publications Assistant : Cambridge

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Opening For Publications Assistant : Cambridge

 PLOS is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
We have a vacancy for a Publications Assistant in our Cambridge, UK office to join the Publishing Services team.
Key tasks include providing a professional service to authors and reviewers, assisting them with the submission system and supporting the editors working for the journal. Applicants should have good IT skills and experience with online systems or databases would be an advantage.
The ideal candidate will be a confident and highly organized self-starter with first class communication and problem solving skills. Previous experience working in a fast paced environment is valuable. The successful candidate will be a team player, organized and conscientious with good attention to detail and the ability to manage their own workload and meet competing deadlines. Evidence of experience or interest in science, science publishing, and/or open access is advantageous.
• Operating our online submission system to facilitate the peer review process for the journal
• Assisting authors, reviewers, and academic editors by answering queries by email and phone 
• Supporting the in-house Editors and Editorial and Publications Managers in their tasks 
• Fielding questions from scientists, members of the public and the press about the journal 
• Liaising with authors to ready manuscripts for acceptance and production by the journal 
• Engaging with press processes and social media 
• Assisting with the gathering of statistical data for the journals (as required)
• Maintaining and updating journal operation process workflows as directed
• Troubleshooting routine manuscript issues, providing input on manuscript discussions and escalating issues when appropriate
• Undertaking special projects as directed by the line manager
Qualifications and Experience
• A university degree or equivalent 
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
• Organizational skills, especially the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and multi-task
• Technical proficiencies, knowledge of Excel, Word, file types and file conversions
• Excellent attention to detail 
• An interest, and preferably experience, in STM or academic publishing
Excellent salary and benefits
About PLOS
PLOS (founded as the Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization located in San Francisco, CA, USA and Cambridge, UK. PLOS makes scientific research openly available to everyone online, free of embargoes and other restrictions. Our journals accelerate discovery by implementing innovative approaches to the assessment, communication and reuse of research.
PLOS drives the Open Access movement by recruiting the most talented, productive, and innovative professionals. We offer a dynamic startup culture and open, collaborative work environment together with a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
If you’re passionate about making a difference in the dissemination of scientific research, explore PLOS for the next move in your career.
For more information about PLOS, visit
Application Process
Please send your application including a cover letter and CV to and use the job title as the subject of your email.
No phone calls or visits, email from recruiters will be ignored. Thank you.