Cochrane seeks Editor-in-Chief, Cochrane Clinical Answers - Flexible Location

Cochrane seeks Editor-in-Chief, Cochrane Clinical Answers

Specifications: 2 days/month
Location: Flexible
Application Closing Date: 25 February 2019

Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) is a key database within the Cochrane Library which aims to deliver Cochrane content in a format that meets the needs of a clinical audience. This honorary role is an exciting opportunity to use your clinical experience to focus on the dissemination of the health care research most relevant to clinicians and allied health-care professionals.

Cochrane Clinical Answers are developed by two production teams working to a single set of policies, with an agreed overall CCA production target. The successful candidate will oversee the development and implementation of editorial policies for CCA, guide editorial strategy decisions and have responsibility for ensuring the quality of CCA content is consistent across both teams.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a clinical background and a keen understanding of evidence synthesis and its potential impact on health delivery. The successful candidate will be highly organized, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The following are essential attributes for the post:

  • Clinical experience
  • Understanding of the principles of evidence-based medicine
  • Experience of Cochrane or alternative high quality systematic reviews
  • Editorial experience in a scientific/medical/research publishing setting
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook and Access

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of £5,000 per annum plus reasonable expenses, a sponsored registration to attend the annual Cochrane Colloquium, and a license to the Cochrane Library if the candidate does not have access via any other route.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a CV along with a supporting statement to with “CCA Editor-in-Chief” in the subject line.  The supporting statement should indicate why you are applying for the post, and how far you meet the requirements for the post outlined in the job description using specific examples.  List your experience, achievements, knowledge, personal qualities, and skills which you feel are relevant to the post.

For further information, please see the full job description

Deadline for applications:  25th February, 2019
Interviews to be held on: To be confirmed

Monday, January 28, 2019