*CLOSING DATE: 1st September 2013*


We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial individual to maintain, develop, and take complete publishing responsibility for a defined list of journals within materials science and to work on related projects and initiatives in materials science, particularly the Materials Today webinar programme and social media. This role also has a development focus on the field of energy materials. The role will balance publishing knowledge with entrepreneurial skills and a keen interest in business development and managing relationships.

The materials science team is a small, friendly team based across 3 of our offices in Oxford, Amsterdam, and Beijing. We are looking to recruit this person to work at one of our major offices: Oxford or Amsterdam, but please note that you must already have a valid work permit for these locations as unfortunately we cannot secure one for you. Any Publisher would need to have a good educational background and keen interest in scientific publishing; good communication skills, both externally and internally; and would have to be prepared to work somewhat independently from the rest of the immediate team while also contributing to team initiatives and assisting and advising other publishers in the team as necessary.

About us:
Elsevier stands unique as the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information, operating at the forefront of electronic publishing. Part of the FTSE-100 Company Reed Elsevier, we enable specialized communities from universities to healthcare professionals, to access more than 20,000 products and services globally. The Materials Science Journals group publishes more than 60 high-quality journals covering the entire field of materials science, including key publications edited by the best minds in the subject area. In an ongoing commitment to being an employer of choice, we are committed to employing and developing talented and creative people who thrive on working in a challenging and fast paced environment.


Key Result Areas

·         Good portfolio management; and quality control

·         Strategic business plans, and proactive contribution to departmental objectives

·         Maintaining and developing networks of key contacts in materials science; in key territories; in academia and in industry; and in growth sub-areas of the field

·         Effective contribution to business development projects


About you:


·         A creative/entrepreneurial/innovative attitude

·         Drive/result oriented/ initiating attitude

·         Willingness to travel as necessary to meet external contacts and partners

·         Integrity/commitment to the business

Educational level and experience:

·         University degree - essential

·         A minimum of 2-3 years of scientific publishing experience would be an advantage

·         Fluent English speaker – essential