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Exclusive, Featured Associate Director, Research Integrity – Journals


£71, 960 – £80, 960 + benefits + bonus

A research publisher with one of the most successful track records for growth over the last ten years is seeking an Associate Director of Research Integrity. This pivotal role involves developing and implementing research integrity policies and providing training and guidance to staff and authors. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in ethical research practices and a commitment to maintaining high standards in scholarly communications. You will work collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure compliance with ethical guidelines and promote a culture of integrity and transparency within the organisation.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Associate Director: Key responsibilities

  • Provide strategic oversight and leadership in research integrity, influencing global standards and practices across the organisation
  • Develop, maintain and enforce policies and guidelines to ensure compliance with ethical standards in publishing and industry best practice, and to respond proactively to emerging threats
  • Working with key stakeholders, translate the Editorial department’s strategic objectives on quality and integrity into actionable plans that elevate ethical policies and procedures across the global organisation
  • Provide high level training and resources to internal teams and external stakeholders on best practices in research integrity and ethical publishing
  • Lead collaborations with technology colleagues on innovative approaches to detecting ethical issues, with a focus on robust scalable solutions
  • Lead the global Research Integrity team in handling cases arising on journals: ensure the team is delivering a high level of support and expertise to staff, journal editors and other stakeholders
  • Mentor and develop the team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, ethical awareness, and professional growth
  • Manage risk to the organisation’s reputation and act as the point of escalation for the most complex and sensitive cases
  • Contribute to the development of global policies and processes that support the client’s aims to publish content that is inclusive and free from bias
  • Represent the organisation in the broader scholarly communications community, upholding the organisation’s reputation for quality and integrity
  • Working with the Senior Research Integrity Manager, prepare reports and communicate with senior management about issues, trends, and progress in research integrity efforts

Associate Director: Skills/experience

  • An expert on research integrity and publication ethics with an extensive experience in an editorial role and a strong background in research
  • Highly adept in navigating complex ethical issues and managing sensitive situations with confidence, discretion and good judgement
  • Able to manage multiple expectations from diverse stakeholders
  • An experienced manager with proven ability to mentor and develop a team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, ethical awareness, and professional growth
  • A strategic thought-leader, skilled in translating strategic objectives into actionable plans
  • A proficient and collaborative communicator, with excellent organisation and prioritisation skills.

£71, 960 – £80, 960 salary + benefits + bonus package is offered.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 885. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510 or Contact us using our online form.

Early applications are preferred.

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