Research Integrity & Publication Ethics (RIPE) Specialist (40-60%), temporary (maternity cover)

Karger Publishers is a worldwide publisher of scientific and medical content based in Basel, Switzerland. Connecting and advancing health sciences since 1890, Karger has been continuously evolving, keeping pace with the current developments and shifts in research and publishing. The publishing house is dedicated to serving the information needs of the scientific community, clinicians and patients with publications of high-quality content and services in health sciences. Karger Publishers has 240 employees and is present in 15 countries around the globe.

For the Editorial Development Unit, within the “Labs” arm of Karger Publishers, focused on strategy and innovation, based in Basel, Switzerland, we are looking for a motivated person to join our organization as a

Research Integrity & Publication Ethics (RIPE) Specialist (40-60%), temporary (maternity cover)

In this role, you will be supporting the Research Integrity & Publication Ethics Manager in maintaining, implementing and enforcing best practice in publication ethics for all Karger journals and books according to the COPE guidelines and other widely accepted guidelines. This role is a maternity cover for 7 months, perfect for a publishing professional who would like to gain experience in research integrity and publication ethics.

This multifaceted role, you will:

  • Investigate ethical issues relating to publishing in a structured and timely manner in line with the COPE guidelines and other widely accepted guidelines
  • Reporting and monitoring the history of cases in line with defined workflows
  • Liaising with authors, editors, and other external stakeholders in matters relating to publication ethics and peer review
  • Supporting and advising internal staff on issues relating to publication ethics and peer review
  • Supporting the RIPE manager in documenting improvements to editorial policies, guidelines and workflows

Qualification and experience required:

  • Significant experience in peer-reviewed scientific journals publishing
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current scholarly publishing ethical policies
  • University degree (preferably in a scientific discipline)
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and ability to adapt to various stakeholders
  • Excellent English proficiency (German a plus)
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Organized, excellent attention to detail and ability to work under time pressure
  • Proactive and problem-solving mindset
  • A collaborative, team player mentality

What we offer:

  • Modern offices that contribute to innovation and collaboration
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous remote work arrangements
  • Centrally located workplace
  • 40 working hours per week, pro rata
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • A work environment where personal development and responsibility are highly valued
  • Benefits of the Swiss social system

If you would like to take on the challenge this role presents, we look forward to receiving your application.