Research Integrity Advisers (Maternity Cover) - Springer Nature
Posted on Mar 16, 2019 by SPRINGER NATURE
Job Title: Research Integrity Adviser (Maternity Cover)
Organisation: Springer Nature Research Integrity Group
Location: London or Dordrecht
Closing date: 20th March 2019
The Springer Nature Research Integrity Group ensures that Springer Nature's global portfolio of journals and books adheres to editorial best practice. This small and dynamic centre of excellence supports in-house staff and external editors in handling and resolving all types of integrity issues (e.g. plagiarism, authorship disputes, peer-review manipulation, ethics violations, identity theft, data fabrication, image manipulation) in a timely manner.
We are recruiting specialist Research Integrity Adviser for maternity cover. The role is a secondment position and this is a great opportunity for an internal move to gain new skills and experience in different field.
The purpose of the role is to support in-house staff and external editors in the evaluation and management of issues related to research integrity.
Reporting to a Research Integrity Manager, the main responsibilities of the Research Integrity Adviser are to:
- Provide consistent advice on best practice as defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Springer Nature policies
- Evaluate complex issues related to research and publication ethics and misconduct and determine best practice actions to resolve such issues
- Provide written advice and on-going support for editors on the management of such issues in a clear and simple manner
- Maintain an up-to-date understanding of best practice and COPE compliant management of a wide range of research integrity and publication ethics issues
- Be aware of developments in the field of research integrity
- Maintain accurate and clear case records and statistics
- Be responsible for and seek to undertake activities to promote your own professional development
- Contribute to other tasks and projects related to ensuring compliance with ethical policies/guidelines (e.g. policy and technology development, training staff and editors, mentoring new Advisers, attending conferences, contributing to research projects, auditing journals, blogging and social media)
Experience, skills and qualifications
- Educated to at least a graduate level in a scientific field or humanities
- Knowledge/experience of the publishing industry, familiarity with the scientific publication process
- Ability to establish effective working relationships with senior and junior colleagues both internally and externally
- A high level of computer literacy
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Analytical skills
- Pro-active approach to problem-solving in both daily tasks and more complex troubleshooting
- Strong communication skills (written and oral)
- Excellent English language skills
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Ability to travel
- Familiarity with plagiarism software (CrossCheck/iThenticate)
- Familiarity with copyright law
- Post graduate research experience
To apply for the position, please submit a CV and a covering letter, including your salary expectations and notice period.
We will review applications as soon as they are submitted, and so candidates are encouraged to apply promptly to guarantee consideration.