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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 Sciencenow Group 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
Sciencenow Group
34-42 Cleveland Street
London W1T 4LB
UK

or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com

CURRENT VACANCIES
DATA SCIENTIST (Ref: FO/DS)

Faculty Opinions is a research evaluation platform, providing up-to-date notifications and article recommendations about science you shouldn’t miss. Our global virtual Faculty of over 8000 leading experts from across the life and health sciences recommend articles they consider to be highly important to others working both in their field and beyond.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with strong research and data science background to help us develop new algorithms for research article evaluation, leveraging our proprietary recommendation data. Reporting to the Managing Director and working closely with our product and technology teams, this role will lead the development of new algorithms and tools to assess the quality of published research in collaboration with our Faculty.

This role will be responsible for planning, implementing and testing new data sources and algorithms, that we will use in combination with our proprietary data, to evaluate the quality of research articles published in biomedical journals.

Informal enquiries may be made to Tiago Barros, Managing Director, Faculty Opinions at tiago.barros@sciencenow.com

Main duties:
  • Design and implement algorithms for research evaluation. You will lead this project in collaboration with our product and technology teams to build, develop and deploy new data pipelines and research evaluation models.
  • Work with our editorial team to identify opportunities to leverage our proprietary recommendation data and the expertise of our Faculty to create research evaluation models.
  • Collaborate with our Product team to develop products based new data pipelines and models
  • Create data visualizations for Faculty Opinions data in collaboration with our technology and design teams
  • Identify trends in published research and assist the editorial team on identifying opportunities for new content
  • Represent Faculty Opinions at external events
Requirements:
  • Passionate about science, technology and developing new products
  • Either a PhD or MSc in a quantitative research field and at least 1 year of experience in a professional data-science position or 3+ years of experience in a Data Science position
  • Strong programming skills as evidenced by earlier work in data science or software engineering, including experience with standard libraries for data science (NumPy, Pandas, Scikit-Learn, Keras or equivalents)
  • A solid knowledge of machine learning, natural language processing and ability to develop new algorithms
  • Ability to prioritise a challenging workload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a strong team player
  • Experience composing and following a project plan/sticking to self-imposed deadlines/proactively solving your own problems
The ideal candidate will also have:
  • Prior research experience in Data Science or biomedical research (PhD or Postdoc) as evidenced by academic publications and conference talks
  • Experience with database programming languages, in particular SQL
  • Experience with the Apache SOLR search platform
  • Experience with deep-learning frameworks such as TensorFlow and PyTorch
  • Experience with React.js or other utilities for building web apps
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JUNIOR PRODUCT MANAGER (Ref: SW/JPM)

Sciwheel our award-winning product and evolving technology that provides customizable, intuitive, accessible and secure tools to progress research and discovery. From reference management with smart citation suggestions to writing, annotating, and team collaboration, Sciwheel is where research truly comes together.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organised individual with a research background to join the Sciwheel team as a Junior Product Manager. Working closely with the Director of Sciwheel, the role will play a key part in the development of Sciwheel, including managing user requirements, designing new functionality for the product and translating product plans into software development specifications.

You will work with many team members including stakeholders, designers, software developers, and marketing and sales staff, as well as external users. The successful applicant will need to be flexible and adaptable to challenges as the role develops.

We are looking for a strong track record of published research articles (preferably with biomedical background), coupled with a strong interest in developing new product to improve the way researchers work collaboratively to share their work. You will need the ability to prioritise a challenging workload, have exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent attention to detail, and good verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate will need to be a strong team player who enjoys interacting with people, and be highly computer literate.

Informal enquiries may be made to Tiago Barros, Managing Director, Faculty Opinions at tiago.barros@sciencenow.com

Main duties:
  • Identify researcher pain-points and translate them into new products and features
  • Conduct exploratory user interviews and gather feedback from users
  • Write feature specification and user stories for software development
  • Design new minimal viable products (MVPs)
  • Collaborate with design and marketing teams
  • Lead the SDLC (software development life cycle): planning tasks and work closely with developers and testers to make sure features match expectations
  • Work closely with the business and end user testers in task prioritization and ongoing development of the system
  • Contribute to product documentation, such as user guides, FAQs and other collateral
  • Collect and analyse usage data
  • Represent Sciwheel at events
Requirements:
  • Passionate about science, technology and developing new products
  • Research background (ideally in biomedical research) and recent experience publishing research articles
  • Experienced user of Office suite products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google equivalents
  • Problem solving skills and analytical mindset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise a challenging workload
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a strong team player
  • Willing to learn and challenge yourself
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CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND QA SOFTWARE TESTER (Ref: SW/CSQA)

Sciwheel Ltd is a cutting-edge web-based company based in Central London, working on evolving technology that provides customizable, intuitive and accessible tools to progress research and discovery. From reference management with smart citation suggestions to writing, annotating, and team collaboration, Sciwheel is where research truly comes together.

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, conscientious person to work in our busy Development team as a User Support Agent and QA engineer. The role will be split approximately 50/50 User support and QA activities. The role will require some Friday evening and Sunday working to support our customers in the USA and the middle east – this can be done remotely.

Main duties:
  • Monitoring mailbox and Intercom for communication from customers
  • Responding to customer queries in a timely manner either verbally or in writing
  • Providing technical help to customers where needed on the Sciwheel product
  • Testing web and desktop applications for defects as part of the QA team
  • Reproducing user issues and working closely with development team to fix them
Requirements:
  • Minimum 1 year’s customer service experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team or individually
  • PC literate including knowledge of Word
  • Ability to manage a number of tasks at one time and change priorities at short notice
  • Accuracy
Desirable:
  • Experience in QA
  • Exposure to both Windows and macOS
  • Experience of testing different web browsers and mobile devices

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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