We are looking for people with expertise in scholarly research in the field of Materials Science to join the SSRN Team! This part-time, remote position will be working in the direct flow of the most current scholarly research worldwide.

SSRN is an open access research platform used to share early stage research, evolve ideas, measure results, and connect with scholars around the world. Academics and other researchers can freely discover and access tomorrow’s research today on the SSRN eLibrary database.

Materials Science Research Network (MatSciRN) is a well-established research focus within SSRN with more than 3000 papers in our corpus. The network is sponsored by Acta Materialia, Inc., an international consortium of materials science societies and organizations that supports the entire broad materials research community.


COMPENSATION: $15.00 per hour


Please send an email with a and a to: ssrnjobs@ssrn.com


Review and index Materials Science papers and abstracts that will be included in SSRN, a free to post/free to read platform of early stage research.

Primary Function: Classification

·         Develop good familiarity with the SSRN Materials Science taxonomy

·         Review submissions (including title, abstract, keywords, and, as necessary, the paper) and make appropriate taxonomy assignments

·         Research the existing SSRN corpus to populate content for new subject areas, as requested

·         Assist answering queries from the Help Desk

Secondary Function: Research/Write Taxonomy

·         Periodically assist in expanding and refining new and existing taxonomies


·         Proof of Eligibility to work in U.S./U.S. Citizen

·         Graduate level professional or academic experience in area related to Materials Science, PhD preferred

·         Experience reading and writing for major academic journals and attendance at professional conferences in the field are beneficial

·         Computer/technology proficient

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Comfortable to work in a self-directed manner with minimal guidance in a virtual team environment

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