Editorial Assistant for Stem Cell Reports
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is looking to fill a contract position for an Editorial Assistant for Stem Cell Reports, the official journal of the ISSCR.
Job Title: Editorial Assistant for Stem Cell Reports
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
Hours: approximately 10/week
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is looking to fill a contract position for an Editorial Assistant for Stem Cell Reports, the official journal of the ISSCR. This position will provide administrative assistance to the Editor in Chief Professor Martin Pera and work closely with the Managing Editor. Based at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME, the position will report to the Editor in Chief, also at The Jackson Laboratory. Primary responsibilities include corresponding with authors and reviewers of submitted and accepted manuscripts, journal staff, and tracking publications through an online manuscript tracking system.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Corresponding with reviewers, authors, editors and journal staff
- Managing and updating user accounts
- Checking papers for reviewer status and sending reminders
- Editing manuscript files
- Responding to some author queries, forwarding rebuttals, etc.
- Checking manuscript files for completeness, correct formatting, etc
- Scientific background. A college degree is desirable
- Track record of effective and clear communication skills
- Detail oriented, highly organized and able to work on a schedule with deadlines
- Skilled in computer use
- English proficiency
- Knowledge about scientific peer review process preferred
About the Stem Cell Reports and the ISSCR
Stem Cell Reports, the official journal of the International Society of Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), is a high visibility, open access journal covering the breadth of stem cell research and its application to medicine. Stem Cell Reports is published for the ISSCR by Cell Press.
Founded in 2002, the International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.