Publication Ethics Assistant (50%)

A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Our mission is to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. We operate more than 250 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is openly and broadly available.


MDPI is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Europe and Asia. We are committed to ensuring that high quality research is made available as quickly as possible. We also support sustainability projects, with sustainability as a key theme in many journals and through the MDPI Sustainability Foundation.


We are hiring for the role of:


Publication Ethics Assistant (50%)


To support our Publishing company and our Publication Ethics department, we are looking for a proactive Publication Ethics Assistant. In this role, you will report to the Head of Publication Ethics. This is a part time and permanent position based in our headquarter office in Basel, Switzerland. 


As Publication Ethics Assistant you will:

  • Provide support with internal and external queries and requests
  • Coordinate the consolidation of ethics guidelines
  • Ensure an accurate follow up of all ethic cases
  • Ensure regular quality background check on published papers and present findings, or make recommendations to improve the ethic quality
  • Establish documents, reports and presentations, and support the implementation of proposals
  • Maintain internal systems, including data management
  • Participate in projects (e.g. implementation of best practice)
  • Ensure that all activities are dealt with confidentiality and neutrality


  • Master’s degree
  • First experience or familiarity with principles of Publication Ethics is an asset
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • Proactive and dynamic team player with excellent interpersonal skills and an eye for details
  • Capability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and international environment

If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit both your cover letter and CV. We look forward to welcoming you to our Basel office.


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