Seeking Cochrane Managing Editor - Common Mental Disorders Group, York UK

Seeking Cochrane Managing Editor

Based at: University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work: Full-time
Contract status: Fixed term
Salary: £38,832 - £47,772 Per year
Apply by: 29/10/2017

Applications are invited for the post of Cochrane Managing Editor for the Common Mental Disorders Group within the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York.

You will have experience of international research management or scientific/medical publishing. With knowledge of the scientific methods used in health-related research and systematic reviews, you will be able to lead the management and publishing aspects of the CMD Group. Your knowledge and understanding of the work of the Cochrane Collaboration and systematic reviews is an essential component of the role. You will be able to demonstrate excellent time management skills in prioritizing and organizing work and past success in delivering large scale projects to fixed deadlines. You will have good communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to think creatively and strategically to solve problems.

You will be required to draw on specialist expertise and skills, including independent decision-making, to:

  • maintain and develop clear working practices to govern the activities of the multidisciplinary consortium of international clinical and research teams;
  • advise and assist on the scientific and editorial aspects of CMD review production;
  • provide a lead for the financial and legal administration of CMD resources;
  • act as key contact between the members of the CMD and between the CMD and the wider Cochrane Collaboration, Wiley-Blackwell and NIHR, towards the fulfilment and delivery of the output of the CMD.

You will have a first degree in a relevant health, science or social science subject and a relevant masters-level qualification. A PhD in a relevant subject is desirable. You will have a track record of successfully managing international collaborative health/scientific research OR scientific publishing, including preparation/delivery of scientific and/or financial reports and applications to funding bodies or publishers.

Monday, October 2, 2017
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