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Job Posting: Editorial Internship: 1-2 positions available starting Sept 2014

 
Editorial Internship: 1-2 positions available starting Sept 2014

Contract Term: Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary/Stipend: $22.500-$31.200 p.a.
Job Location: Toronto, Canada
Application Deadline: applications reviewed starting August 16th, 2014 until filled.

Job Categories
Business/Strategic Management:
Strategy/Planning
Information technology
Digital Media
Editorial/Writing:
Documentation/Technical Writing
Editing & Proofreading
General/Other: Editorial/Writing

Posted: Aug 15, 2014


Job Description
JMIR Publications is an open access academic publisher based in Toronto, Canada, and is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed journals in the ehealth domain. Our mission is to reinvent research communication through grassroots, researcher-driven innovation in every aspect of peer-reviewed publishing, making use of Internet, social media, and mobile technologies, and we are currently expanding into other science domains.
We are seeking enthusiastic recent graduates (health-related or engineering fields) for the position of Editorial Assistant. This paid, full-time position in our Toronto editorial office (located within the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the Toronto General Hospital in downtown Toronto) will last for twelve months, and will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to learn about the rapidly changing environment in scientific communication from an insider’s perspective, to see all aspects of the peer-review and publishing process at different scales, and to be the first to see new research before it’s published.
This position was created in response to a rapid increase of submissions and the creation of new spin-off journals. Under the supervision of the editor-in-chief and working closely with our copyeditors and technical analyst, this position requires a sociable, professional attitude, and an ability to quickly and accurately synthesize large volumes of information. The successful candidate will regularly communicate with high-profile scientists.

Responsibilities:
- Oversee the activities of established journals and/or the launch of new journals;
- Identify and assign peer-reviewers;
- Monitor the review process of scientific articles and ensuring efficient follow-up;
- Assess incoming manuscripts on a daily basis;
- Liaise directly with authors and editors;
- Copyediting of manuscripts
- Build and manage highly-prestigious, academic Editorial Boards;
- Communicate with academic editors to ensure the timely and on-target execution of journal targets;
- Carry out existing editorial strategies and design new business initiatives;
- Assist with marketing initiatives (including possibly presentation at trade shows and conferences)
- Assisting the editor-in-chief in administrative tasks
- Candidates with technical background (Linux/MySQL/php skills or iOS) can also become involved in the development of our editorial platform and mobile apps

Desired Skills & Experience:
- Possess a medicine, science, information technology, library/information science, business or journalism degree with demonstrated scientific experience and interests;
- Excellent writing skills in (American) English (native English speaker);
- Demonstrated ability to quickly comprehend scientific literature;
- Ability to consistently meet deadlines;
- Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative;
- Ability to work effectively in teams and groups;
- Sound and mature judgment; decisive and tactful when working with multiple stakeholders;
- Technical proficiency, with hands-on skills using current software;
- A working knowledge of common social networks and social media platforms;
- Experience in peer-reviewed STM publishing is a plus;
- Must be Canadian citizen/permanent resident, or have a work permit (for students see also http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-coop.asp).


Application Process
Please send your application including a cover letter with salary expectations, CV and a link to one writing sample, preferably in the format of a press release covering a science subject, to geysenba@gmail.com. Use “Paid Editorial Internship” as the subject of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only respond to those considered for the position.
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Job Posting: Job Vacancy: Web Developer, with potential to become CTO

 
(Posted Oct 24, 2013) JMIR publications at the University Health Network (UHN) is looking for a young motivated individual to work with a team of top scientists and help in the development of various web-based applications for scientific publication, communication and research. For this job we will consider experienced professionals but also recent graduates who are looking to get some cutting edge experience in software development in an entrepreneurial research setting.

Qualifications


The ideal candidate will have the following credentials and qualities:

• University Degree or equivalent certification in Computer (or Computer related) Sciences
o Ruby on RAILS
o Javascript, AJAX
o Experienced in all aspects of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) solution stack
o Regular expressions
o Knowledge of XML (in particular for document markup, e.g. NLM-DTD)
o System administration in the Linux environment
• Able to work efficiently in both team and individual settings
• Motivated to work on large complex projects
• Self-directed and disciplined
• Excellent communication skills (oral and in writing)

The following assets will make candidates stand out:

• Experience using cloud-based services (ie, Amazon Web Services)
• Express keen interest in open access publishing and reinventing science communication
• Interest in social media
• Have some experience working in a research setting and/or entrepreneurial setting
• Big Data Analytics
• Prior exposure to OJS/OCS (Open Journal Systems, Open Conference Systems)

Workload and Salary


The Software Developer will be a full-time employee of JMIR publications paid an annual salary to commensurate with qualifications. The position is based in downtown Toronto, but we are willing to discuss a teleworking arrangement or working from home for 1 day/wk.

Term


One-year contract. Candidates who excel may stay and grow into a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) role.

Resumes


Qualified candidates should send an electronic resume and cover letter to;
Dr. Gunther Eysenbach (Email: geysenba@gmail.com)
Center for Global eHealth Innovations
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Job Posting: Founding Editor-in-Chief (multiple positions)

 
Contract Term: Temporary
Contract Type: Part Time
Job Location: Anywhere
Application Deadline: applications are accepted continuously

Job Categories
Business/Strategic Management:
Strategy/Planning
Information technology
Digital Media
Editorial/Writing:
Documentation/Technical Writing
Editing & Proofreading
General/Other: Editorial/Writing

Job Description
JMIR Publications is an open access academic publisher based in Toronto, Canada, and is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed journals in the ehealth domain. Our mission is to reinvent research communication through grassroots, researcher-driven innovation in every aspect of peer-reviewed publishing, making use of Internet, social media, and mobile technologies, and we are currently expanding into other science domains.

To expand our journal portfolio we are looking for visionary and highly regarded scientists, primarily working at the intersections between technology and medicine, to lead the creation and development of new journals in emerging disciplines and rapidly expanding research areas (e.g. JMIR mHealth, JMIR Serious Games, JMIR Bioinformatics, JMIR Biomedical Engineering etc.).

We are also looking for new editor-in-chiefs for existing journals: JMIR, i-JMR and JMIR Research Protocols.

Editors-in-chief must be highly regarded and cited individuals (evidenced by their list of publications and their h-index, generally at least 15-20) and must have a clear vision for their journal, including a plan to solicit editorial board members and the first 20 submissions. The application process consists of developing a journal proposal containing these details.
Ongoing tasks will be to guide submissions through the peer-review process, (light) academic editing of submissions, and liaising with the JMIR production team.

An honorarium will be paid.

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Job Posting: Editorial Interns / Editorial Assistants

 
Intern

Editorial Internship
Contract Term: Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time
Job Location: Toronto, Canada
Application Deadline: applications reviewed throughout 2013

Job Categories
Business/Strategic Management:
Strategy/Planning
Information technology
Digital Media
Editorial/Writing:
Documentation/Technical Writing
Editing & Proofreading
General/Other: Editorial/Writing

Update Mar 21, 2013: This has been reposted, as we are hiring 2 more interns

Job Description
JMIR Publications is an open access academic publisher based in Toronto, Canada, and is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed journals in the ehealth domain. Our mission is to reinvent research communication through grassroots, researcher-driven innovation in every aspect of peer-reviewed publishing, making use of Internet, social media, and mobile technologies, and we are currently expanding into other science domains.
We are seeking enthusiastic recent graduates for the position of Editorial Assistant. This paid, full-time position in our Toronto editorial office (located within the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the Toronto General Hospital in downtown Toronto) will last for six to twelve months, and will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to learn about the rapidly changing environment in scientific communication from an insider’s perspective, to see all aspects of the peer-review and publishing process at different scales, and to be the first to see new research before it’s published.
This position was created in response to a rapid increase of submissions and the creation of new spin-off journals. Under the supervision of the editor-in-chief and working closely with our copyeditors and technical analyst, this position requires a sociable, professional attitude, and an ability to quickly and accurately synthesize large volumes of information. The successful candidate will regularly communicate with high-profile scientists.

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Job Posting: Faculty Position at Full Professor Level in Singapore

 
The area of expertise could include, but is not limited to, health information systems and clinical decision support systems, or medical text mining, information extraction and biomedical ontologies, or ehealth, health 2.0 and consumer health information seeking.

JMIR subscribers have received this faculty position posting via email.

Advertise your faculty position in JMIR for only US$950 and reach almost 50.000 ehealth researchers.
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Job Posting: Associate (Section) Editors for JMIR

 
JMIR is broadening its editorial board and is looking for outstanding scientists in the area of health informatics (or related fields) with a senior appointment at a research institution and with a publication record (in JMIR and/or other leading biomedical journals). The role of section editors (associate editors) is to guide papers through the peer-review process. (Click more) More...
 

Job Posting: Technical Analyst / Web Developer (PHP/LAMP) as JMIR Technical Lead (Toronto, Canada)

 
POSITION: Technical Analyst - OJS/Web-developer EMPLOYER: University Health Network (http://www.uhn.ca/) - Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (http://www.ehealthinnovation.org), Toronto General Hospital - Eysenbach Research Group, Toronto Click "more" for the complete job posting. More...
 

Job Posting: XML Production Typesetter (Freelancer)

 
We are looking for one or more freelancers who will assist in preparing XML-tagged documents (NLM-DTD). If you have experience with preparing XML-tagged manuscripts, ideally using the PubMed Central's NLM-DTD (Blue Library), we want to hear from you. Experience with PHP is a further asset. More...
 

Job Posting: Copyeditors (Freelancer or Full-time position in Toronto, Canada)

 
(Updated/reposted Aug 24, 2102). JMIR Publications Inc. is broadening its network of freelancing copyeditors and is seeking full-time in-house copyeditors. If you are a copyeditor (native English speakers only) with proven experience in editing scholarly manuscripts and particularly the AMA styleguide, and if you have a basic understanding in how statistics should be reported, then please read on and drop an email to us. More...