Cochrane Skin Group Managing Editor

University of Nottingham - Rheumatology, Orthopaedics & Dermatology

Location: Kings Meadow Campus

Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Due to the retirement of the previous role-holder an exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Managing Editor for the Cochrane Skin Group at its’ editorial base which is located within the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD), School of Medicine at King’s Meadow Campus. CEBD has an international reputation for independent research into the prevention and treatment of skin disease. It attracts around £1million of grant income per year with a focus on delivering independent clinical research that informs the NHS. For further details visit:

The Cochrane Skin Group (CSG) is part of the international Cochrane Collaboration, and is the editorial base for the preparation and dissemination of Cochrane systematic reviews on the treatment and prevention of skin diseases, and on diagnostic test accuracy reviews. The CSG is one of 52 Cochrane review groups worldwide which contribute to Cochrane and this busy editorial base currently has over 160 review teams preparing protocols or reviews for publication or updating published reviews. The Cochrane Skin Group Managing Editor will be a key member of the Cochrane Skin Group Editorial team whose main role is to ensure the production of high quality systematic reviews in the field of dermatology that are submitted by international groups of reviewers. These reviews are published in the Cochrane Library.The role holder will report to the CSG Co-ordinating Editor. Please see skin.cochrane.orgfor more information.

We are seeking an experienced, highly-motivated individual with a proven track record in a similar area and demonstrable knowledge and experience of systematic review methods. In particular we are seeking an understanding of Cochrane systematic review methodology and editorial process including extensive and demonstrable experience of using bespoke Cochrane software (RevMan and Archie). Candidates should possess good interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate sensitively with those from different backgrounds and cultures for whom English may not be their first language. Experience of managing multiple projects in a comparable working environment along with good problem-solving skills are also essential.

This full-time post will be offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2020.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 23rd November 2016.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Elizabeth Doney tel 0115 8468635 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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