The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics. Our members work to advance knowledge in the basic mechanisms of inheritance, from the molecular to the population level.
The Genetics Society of America journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, seek a Quality Control Editorial Assistant Intern with strong background in genetics or a related scientific field. Familiarity with the peer review process strongly preferred.
The Quality Control Editorial Assistant Intern will conduct data and quality checks on all incoming and accepted manuscripts, as well as assign manuscripts to editors as they are received at both journals. You must be an independent worker, clear and prompt communicator, and a fast learner.
This position is for ~15 hours a week fully telecommuting. Due to the nature of this position the ideal candidate would commit 20 weeks with the option to extend. Hours fluctuate based on numbers of incoming submissions, but work requires daily checks on queues.
This position reports to the Scientific Editor and Program Manager.
Check each incoming and accepted manuscript for data compliance
This may include discussions with editors for certain article types
Quality check and link Figshare submissions to each manuscript
Perform standard quality checks on each manuscript including:
Conflict of Interest checks
Assign new manuscripts to the appropriate section editors. This may involve discussions with section editors, reassigning manuscripts, and/or returning the paper to the authors for corrections
Assign resubmissions and revisions to editors and provide full history details to enable clear processing on their end
Flag concerns to the Scientific and/or Managing Editor as appropriate
Answer data queries from the production team
Assist in suggesting appropriate editors and/or reviewers as requested by Managing Editor or section editor
Other tasks as needed
Experience and skills required
Graduate training in genetics or related field (e.g., current upper-level graduate student or beyond)
Microsoft office and Google Drive Proficiency required
Familiarity with Figshare and/or Dryad preferred
Familiarity with Ithenticate preferred
Attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
Ability to work closely with others and to promptly respond to inquiries
GSA is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
About Genetics Society of America (GSA)
Our organization is a member of FASEB. FASEB is made up of 30 scientific member societies, representing more than 130,000 researchers from around the world. Our members are scientific societies that share a common vision for the advancement of research and education in biological and biomedical sciences.