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Peer Review Coordinator

Research Square is a network of academics and professionals dedicated to helping international researchers publish their findings. We provide solutions for researchers that include manuscript services to improve the quality of their research papers and tools to facilitate intellectual discovery.

We are growing quickly and will be supporting editorial operations for a number of major academic journals. As a Peer Review Coordinator (PRC) at Research Square, you will coordinate peer review on prepublication manuscripts in life sciences-related fields, ensuring that high-quality reviews are received in a timely fashion. Additional responsibilities will focus on checking manuscripts to determine whether they meet certain guidelines, from straightforward information (e.g., valid author email addresses) to more complex scientific or publishing-related questions (e.g., valid research question, data permissions). Research Square is a remote-friendly workplace and this role is open to all candidates within the US. 

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • holds a Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in a life sciences field with 2+ years of research/publishing experience
  • possesses a sharp attention to detail as well as strong written and oral communication skills
  • is tech-savvy and highly adaptable
  • is comfortable using a combination of intuition, experience, and expertise to identify potential problems in manuscripts
  • enjoys communicating with a wide variety of researchers
  • balances professionalism and persistence as they aim to keep reviews on schedule

Bonus points for the following:

  • Experience in clinical research, cell and molecular biology, genetics, or public health-related fields
  • Experience writing and publishing peer-reviewed academic papers
  • Experience processing manuscripts in an editorial office (e.g., prepublication checks, peer review coordination, etc.)
  • Experience in a start-up environment
  • Thrives in a culture of innovation

Training will be provided. To be considered for this position, please fill out an application and submit your resume along with a cover letter letting us know why you're interested in working with us.

Who We Are

Research Square, home to American Journal Experts (AJE), is the leader in trusted and ethical author-oriented solutions in the world of academic publishing. We are a rapidly growing company based in Durham, NC, and our 200+ employees are committed to making a difference in the world of research discovery, communication, and publication. We take our work to improve the lives of researchers very seriously, but we also believe in having fun doing so!  Our work environment is casual and extremely flexible. We have a results-focused workplace; many enjoy coming in to our "open office" environment, and those who choose to work from home attend any required meetings via videoconferencing or streaming/chat. The Research Square work environment is stimulating and dynamic, and the R&D division is a hardworking and fun team of which to be a part.


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