If you have a strong interest in ensuring that academic research remains free to anyone to read, download, and reuse then consider joining PeerJ. Help us build the next set of tools that will advance the current state of scholarly communication.
You’ll be working with editorial staff, academic users (authors, editors, reviewers and readers), our in-house user experience team, and other developers to build the industry’s best science publishing platform.
To accomplish that, you’ll be responsible for designing and building user interfaces on the Symfony platform (Twig templates, Bootstrap styles, progressive enhancement with JS) to deliver an optimized editorial workflow and a fast, delightful publishing process for users.
Importantly, you will also be responsible for identifying and contributing to the ongoing skill and process improvements of the tech team. This includes: contributing to code reviews; enhancing front-end tests; reducing unplanned work and technical debt; advocating best practices; and other efforts that are common in high-performing technical teams.
Mandatory Skills & Experience
Skills that would make you stand out
Open to anyone residing anywhere in the UK with the right to work. Work from home enthusiasts encouraged.
If you're excited about the front-end role and PeerJ's mission then please send a CV or résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Recruiting agency emails will be sent to spam.
Everyone should have free access to research...
That is not happening today, as most tax-payer funded research is locked up behind expensive paywalls. PeerJ is changing that and we are particularly looking for people who have experienced that paywall frustration in the past.
We're on a mission to make publishing affordable...
The business mission is simple: ensure sustainability of the organization while also lowering the cost to publish Open Access for researchers and institutions. While originally funded in 2012 with a seed investment led by Tim O'Reilly, PeerJ is now self-sustaining and remains an independent organization.
Work with very smart and creative people...
PhD and MS degrees are a dime a dozen at PeerJ. You also have access to the top scientists in the world.
We push & test code continuously...
More importantly, whether a developer or editor, you'll be working at an industry-leading organization known and respected for its in-house publishing platform.
We also offer...
Top salary, stock options, a "take-what-you-need" holiday/vacation policy, and the tools and training needed to improve your own skills.
PeerJ has locations in both California, US and the UK.