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Intern for Disease Models and Mechanisms

Posted by , on 19 September 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

DMM is looking for an enthusiastic intern who wishes to gain experience in science publishing, including writing press releases, contributing to our social media activities, and supporting our Reviews Editor with commissioned articles. The internship is envisaged to last for up to 1 year at a salary of £15,000 p.a.

Our interns have a great track record of continuing on into important publishing roles.

Joining an experienced and successful team, the internship offers an ideal opportunity to gain in-depth experience on a growing Open Access journal in the exciting and fast-moving field of translational research. DMM publishes primary research articles and a well-regarded front section, including commissioned reviews and poster articles, thought-provoking editorials and interviews with leaders in the field. We also have an active social media presence and will be growing our press release programme. The intern will work alongside an established publishing team in our Cambridge offices.

Because the journal serves both basic biomedical researchers and clinicians, applicants will have a PhD or MD, ideally with some relevant research experience, and a broad knowledge of model organisms and disease issues.

Is the role for you? You would be expected to…

Support our Reviews Editor:
• Identify and commission topical front-section content from top-ranking scientists, see articles through peer review and work closely with authors to finalise articles for publication.
• Travel to international scientific conferences and research institutes, representing the journal, keeping abreast of the latest research and making contacts in the DMM community.

Develop your own areas of activity:
• Spot newsworthy articles, write informative press releases and handle any media enquiries.
• Interview high-profile scientists in the biomedical arena.
• Contribute to our social media output.
• Be creative – contribute other ideas for the journal’s development and promotion.

Essential requirements for the job are enthusiasm, commitment, judgement and integrity. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills and confidence, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a broad interest in research and the research community. They should also be willing to travel. Previous editorial experience is not required, but we would expect candidates to be able to demonstrate an interest in scientific communication.

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