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Scientific Copy Editor for the journal Development

Posted by , on 29 March 2018

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

The Company of Biologists is looking to recruit a Scientific Copy Editor for the journal Development – one of the leading international journals in the field of developmental biology. This is a permanent full-time position.

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, and previous copyediting experience is strongly preferred. 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.

The position represents a unique 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 offices on the outskirts of Cambridge, UK.

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 – two of them fully open access. All are edited by expert researchers in the field, and all articles are subjected to rigorous peer review. We take great pride in the experience of our editorial team and 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.

Applications should be received by 16 April and we welcome early applications or expressions of interest. Late applications may still be considered.


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