Scientific Editor

Göteborg University
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Institute of Clinical Sciences is one of six Institutes within Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. We conduct research and education that puts people's health and quality of life in focus. We represent 16 different research areas and are divided into four sections. Through a fruitful collaboration with the healthcare and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, we have developed joint projects and meeting places that benefits both health care and research.

High-impact scientific publications and successful grant applications are one key factor to success within our research areas, and we are therefore recruiting a scientific editor/communications advisor to maintain the high quality of our English language scientific output


To support researchers by promoting their ability to write scientific applications and manuscripts by supporting them in close collaboration and, when necessary, coach them in scientific writing. The task is to edit, enhance, and provide views on how the scientific process of grant applications are formulated and presented. To increase the impact and readability of scientific material by identifying a good structure, optimizing presentation of the data, and using clear, concise and consistent language. To review documents for scientific accuracy and credibility. To provide constructive criticism at an early stage of the writing process. To educate junior and senior scientists in the art of scientific writing. You will be involved in education and may hold courses within the institution regarding grant writing and scientific writing.

It also includes the planning and the coordination of the application process and to ensure that the timing of the application procedure is followed by funding candidates and research, communicating with Grants and Innovation Office at the University of Gothenburg centrally. To support communication at department level in the production of professional presentations and messages in English. The work also includes participating in major and minor departmental communication questions and projects. The working language is English.


A PhD or equivalent in a medical or other relevant subject area is a requirement for this position as scientific editor. Extensive experience of writing and editing scientific texts for applications and publications is also required. In addition, you should be able to communicate, supervise and train researchers in a constructive and pedagogical way in developing their scientific writing. Fluent clear and grammatical correct English in speaking and writing is required.

You are used to working independently and flexibly and have excellent communication and collaboration skills. You have experience in liaising with scientists with a wide range of backgrounds and experience levels. You are reliable and able to work under pressure when grant deadlines approach. Good computer skills are also important. Research experience after your PhD and the ability to understand and speak Swedish is preferred but not required. The applicant´s personal suitability is highly important.


The employment is a permanent position, full time and placed at the the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Startingdate: Upon agreement.

Selection process

In addition to interviews, various forms of work sampels may occur during the recruitment process.

Contact information for the post

If you have questions regarding the position please contact Professor Eva Angenete phone; +46 31-343 84 10 or email; [email protected]


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To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. The application is to be written in English, and shall include a CV and a cover letter.Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.

Applications must be received by: 2024-02-20

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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