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Scientific Copy Editor: biomedical and life science journals – The Company of Biologists

Posted by , on 16 June 2021

Location: Cambridge, UK

Closing Date: 5 July 2021

The Company of Biologists ( is looking to recruit a Scientific Copy Editor to work across our portfolio of five life-science journals.

The role entails copyediting articles to a high standard, compiling author
corrections, overseeing the journal production process, and liaising with authors, academic editors, external production suppliers and in-house staff to ensure that articles are published in a timely and professional manner.

Candidates should have a degree (ideally a PhD) in a relevant scientific area. Additional requirements include excellent literacy skills, high attention to detail, a diplomatic communication style, good interpersonal and IT skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience on our highly successful life-science journals, and offers an attractive salary and benefits. The position will be based in The Company of Biologists’ attractive modern office on the outskirts of Cambridge, UK. Owing to the pandemic, an initial period of remote working may be necessary.

The Company of Biologists exists to support biologists and inspire advances in biology. At the heart of what we do are our five specialist journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. We take great pride in the quality of the work we publish. We believe that the profits from publishing the hard work of biologists
should support scientific discovery and help develop future scientists. Our grants help support societies, meetings and individuals. Our workshops and meetings give the opportunity to network and collaborate.

Applicants should send a CV to, along with a covering letter that summarises their relevant experience, why they are enthusiastic about the role, and their current salary.

Please direct any informal enquiries to Managing Editor Rachel Hackett

Initial application deadline is Monday 5 July, but we will consider applications on a rolling basis so encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.

The Company of Biologists is an inclusive organisation and we believe that everyone has a contribution to make. We want all our employees to feel included, valued and appreciated. We believe in equality of opportunity for all staff and encourage applications from all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status and citizenship.


Closing Date: 5 July 2021

Duration: Permanent

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