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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
Front-End Developer (Ref: F1000/FD)

Faculty of 1000 (http://f1000.com/) is a leading web-based life-science and medicine publishing group providing high-level review and research services for scientists. We publish three unique services that support and inform the work of life scientists and clinicians.

F1000 Prime – our flagship subscription product is a literature review and recommendation service.
F1000 Research – an Open Science Publishing Platform for life scientists that offers immediate publication, transparent rapid post-publication peer review, and full data deposition.
F1000 Workspace – a suite of tools to help with writing, collaborating, reference management and publishing.

We currently have a vacancy for a Front-End Developer. The position will be based in our central London office.

The primary role of the applicant involves working closely with our web designers, in-house development teams and business managers to craft rich and modern applications using HTML, CSS & JavaScript.

The successful candidate will be working mainly on F1000Workspace and F1000Prime.

Must haves:
  • JavaScript, HTML, CSS – expert level
  • CSS pre-processor (SASS) – high level
  • At least one modern JavaScript front-end framework (Angular, React) – expert level
  • Understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues – high level
  • Knowledge of automation/workflow tools (Gulp, Webpack) – high level
  • At least one server-side templating system (eg., Mustache, Apache Velocity) – reasonable level
  • Knowledge of current software architectural trends and practices – reasonable level
  • Experience with Chrome developer Tools and debugging techniques – high level
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to efficiently organize own code
  • Good communication skills
  • Patience and tenacity
Desirables:
  • Experience with front-end test automation
  • Experience with native/hybrid mobile development (iOS, Android, Ionic/Cordova, React Native)
  • Experience with web security related issue
  • Awareness of usability issues

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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Editorial Community Manager (Ref: F1R/ECM)

F1000Research is an innovative open science publishing platform, offering immediate publication, transparent peer review (post-publication) and full data deposition and sharing. F1000 Research is part of Science Navigation Group, who have a track record of establishing new publishing concepts and who started, for example, the first open access publisher, BioMed Central.

We are seeking a dynamic and outgoing individual with excellent interpersonal skills to join the team to work as an Editorial Community Manager for F1000Research (F1000Research.com) and for our platforms, such as Wellcome Open Research (wellcomeopenresearch.org), and Gates Open Research (gatesopenresearch.org) which will be launched later in the year.

The key purpose of this role is to raise awareness and engage with researchers to ultimately drive new article content to all F1000 platforms and will involve building relationships and increasing loyalty with the research community. The candidate will need to generate, implement and refine strategies for content development to support growth in article submissions across all F1000 platforms.

You will be educated to post-graduate level, with a scientific (ideally biomedical) background. You must have an active interest in open science publishing and open data, and strong experience of publishing research either as a researcher or in a publishing role . Willingness to travel extensively nationally and internationally is essential.

Informal enquiries may be made to Michael Markie, Publisher, at michael.markie@f1000.com.

Role
  • Develop and implement a commissioning plan, with a view to introducing new research communities to F1000’s Open Science activities and transparent, post publication peer review model.
  • Engage individual researchers and research groups through one to one visits, external presentations and institution-wide seminars to explain the F1000 publication process, identify new opportunities for collaboration and actively encourage article submissions.
  • Develop an understanding of a broad range of scientific disciplines to improve the quality and impact of our resources.
  • Actively communicate/advocate F1000Research’s advantages to the research community as a (self-) publishing platform, for example.
  • Network within the open science and open data communities to ensure content is targeted and developed effectively.
Requirements
  • Post-graduate with a scientific (ideally biomedical) background
  • Excellent communication and influence skills
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Able to complete projects, working to (often competing) deadlines
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem solving both in daily tasks and more complex trouble-shooting
  • Leadership skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • A high level of computer literacy (including MS Office, Outlook and internet browsers)
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and online engagement

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.

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Editorial Assistant (Ref:F1R/EA)

F1000Research, a unique open science publishing platform from Faculty of 1000, requires an Editorial Assistant to work on the prestigious F1000 Faculty Reviews (http://f1000research.com/channels/f1000-faculty-reviews)

The role is based in central London and involves contacting internationally renowned biological and medical researchers and clinicians by email and by phone to commission new authors for the online publication. The role also involves proof-reading and copyediting editorial content associated with the review articles. The successful candidate will be a life sciences/biomedical graduate with a natural ability to communicate concepts clearly and enthusiastically. They should also be organised, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, show a high level of accuracy and demonstrate an ability to multi-task and effectively prioritise tasks. Prior editorial experience is not required for this role as full training will be provided.

Main Duties:
  • Contact Section Heads to approve ideas and new faculty members as authors for the review service.
  • Recruit senior scientists to author for the service by phone and email.
  • Chase authors by phone and email to obtain their manuscripts in a timely manner.
  • Manage the refereeing process of articles in a timely fashion.
  • Manage referee reports, liaising with authors, referees, and internal staff where clarification is required.
  • Respond to questions from authors and referees relating to the processing of articles.
  • Prepare articles to specification for typesetting and editing.
  • Copy edit and publish short recommendations for the F1000Prime website.
  • Liaise closely with the rest of the team to ensure problems with manuscripts are kept to a minimum.
Requirements:
  • Life sciences/biomedical graduate
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and enjoys interacting with people
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong English language skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Computer skills essential - especially Internet searching
  • 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
  • Interest in science publishing

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.

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Java Developer (Ref: F1000/JD)

F1000Research is a unique open research publishing platform, publishing articles and other content in the field of biomedicine, using innovative and cutting-edge publishing models and technology. It offers bespoke publishing solutions to external partners such as research institutions and funders, including the world's largest medical research charity that funds research, the Wellcome Trust, for which we developed the publishing platform, Wellcome Open Research. For each client we support bespoke features and provide the technologies and skills to manage the editorial processes behind the publishing platform.

We are currently seeking a highly talented, self-motivated developer to join our team in building these new tools and platforms to the highest quality and reliability.

Must Haves:
  • Demonstrable Java development experience (Java 7 or higher).
  • Flexible and able to adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fast learner.
Desirables:
  • Experience with continuous integration and versioning control tools.
  • Demonstrable experience of test-driven development.
  • JUnit, Mockito, Cucumber
  • Hibernate
  • Spring 2.5/3 (including Spring MVC)
  • JavaScript/AJAX
  • jQuery
  • Maven
  • SQL
  • XML/XSLT

Candidates should have a strong university qualification and excellent A-levels or equivalent.

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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