Salary: £23k – £25K
Contract type: Full time, 18-month Fixed Term Contract


The Biochemical Society/Portland Press are looking for two enthusiastic and driven individuals to join the editorial team as Commissioning Assistants (a role similar to that of an Editorial/Publishing Assistant or Journal Specialist), supporting the Managing and Commissioning Editors. The successful candidates will contribute to the running of the journals, with a focus on author service and Editorial Board/Guest Editor engagement, as well as contributing to the development of the article pipeline in a broad range of life science topics.

Applicants must have a degree in the Life Sciences or related field. This position is ideal for graduates with broad scientific interests, looking for a career in scientific publishing. This is an opportunity to join a friendly and dynamic team, and build relationships with key stakeholders in the scientific community.

Please note that the position is advertised as remote, however options are available for working within an office in London up to a few days per week, should that be preferred.

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 25th October 2021 

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