Career Opportunities

August 22, 2013

About this event

2 Career Opportunities Available:

1.Web Developer/Programmer

We are interested in expanding our team of Web developers in Toronto at JMIR Publications Inc!

About JMIR:

JMIR Publications is an open access academic publisher based in Toronto, Canada, and is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed journals in the eHealth domain. We are the leading open access publisher focusing on technology and bioengineering in health, and are expanding into other areas. Our mission is to reinvent research communication through grassroots, researcher-driven innovation in every aspect of peer-reviewed publishing, making use of Internet, social media, and mobile technologies, and we are currently expanding into other science domains.

Recent successful journal launches include JMIR Research Protocols and interactive Journal of Medical Research (i-JMR). To expand our journal portfolio we are continuously looking for gaps in the journal market, societies interested in creating new journals or looking for new publishers, and visionary and highly regarded scientists, primarily working at the intersections between technology and medicine, to lead the creation and development of new journals in emerging disciplines and rapidly expanding research areas. Building on the JMIR brand, possible new titles could include JMIR mHealth, JMIR Serious Games, JMIR Bioinformatics, JMIR Biomedical Engineering, or individual titles without the JMIR branding in the title.

About JMIR’s Publication System:

OJS Fork by Eysenbach epublishing Lab and JMIR Publications Inc.

Based on John Willinsky’s Open journal Systems V1.4, JMIR Publications Inc. has invested over 10 years in R&D to create a customized, fully web-based, XML-based manuscript management system, incorporating many JMIR specific epublishing innovations. Some of them were donated and fed back into the OJS core code*, but some remain proprietary.

This includes:

-OrangeX (online reference checking system), fully integrated in the copyediting/typesetting production process, with WebCite(R) support
-Fast-track publishing*
-Open peer-review
-Subscription/Membership management*
-User interface improvements
-Metadata model compatible with Medline and PubMed Central, completely revised submission forms
-Handling of Figures and Multimedia Appendices
-Fully automated Pubmed Central XML generation
-Article-level metrics, incl. citation metrics and tweetation metrics

Qualifications:

As a developer, you must be able to:
– work in XML, XLST, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, JQuery
– experienced with Object-Oriented Programming
– interested in academic publishing and multimedia production

Bonus Qualifications:

– HTML5
– SVN
– Regular Expressions
– Experience with OJS (Open Journal System)
– Linux

Compensation:

This will be a contract position (details to be discussed).
If you are interested and qualified, please submit your resume and a sample of your portfolio!

Contact Information: 

Attn: Phil Cairns, Carmen Chu
Email: pcairns@ehealthinnovations.org, jmir.editorial.office@gmail.com
Subject: Web developer application

2. Web Designer

We are looking for Web designers in Toronto to update JMIR websites!

About JMIR:

JMIR Publications is an open access academic publisher based in Toronto, Canada, and is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed journals in the eHealth domain. We are the leading open access publisher focusing on technology and bioengineering in health, and are expanding into other areas. Our mission is to reinvent research communication through grassroots, researcher-driven innovation in every aspect of peer-reviewed publishing, making use of Internet, social media, and mobile technologies, and we are currently expanding into other science domains.

Recent successful journal launches include JMIR Research Protocols and interactive Journal of Medical Research (i-JMR). To expand our journal portfolio we are continuously looking for gaps in the journal market, societies interested in creating new journals or looking for new publishers, and visionary and highly regarded scientists, primarily working at the intersections between technology and medicine, to lead the creation and development of new journals in emerging disciplines and rapidly expanding research areas. Building on the JMIR brand, possible new titles could include JMIR mHealth, JMIR Serious Games, JMIR Bioinformatics, JMIR Biomedical Engineering, or individual titles without the JMIR branding in the title.

Project 1:

– rebranding for JMIR Publications, Inc and individual journals (see below for journals)
– creating a centralized corporate site for JMIR Publications, Inc.
– updating existing Journal websites with a responsive design, improving usability and user experience (www.jmir.org; www.i-jmr.org; www.researchprotocols.org; mhealth.jmir.org; www.medicine20.com)
– business card design
– advertisement/promotion flyer design

Project 2:

– updating existing Medicine 2.0 Congress website (www.medicine20congress.com), including the networking component on one of the Congress pages
– rebranding of Medicine 2.0 Congress

Technical Parameters:

– are familiar with Web 2.0 platforms
– are an expert at HTML, CSS, Javascript
– be able to develop responsive designs
– have previous experience working with Open Journal System (OJS) installations [bonus!]
– accessibility designs [bonus!]

Usability Requirements:

– easy for subscribers and account users to navigate
– create an enriched information environment that promotes user interest
– create an environment where users obtain a great sense of self-efficacy

 If you are interested and qualified, please send us:

– your resume
– a sample of your portfolio
– a cover letter outlining potential ideas, your hourly/project rate

Contact Information:

Attn: Phil Cairns, Carmen Chu
Email: pcairns@ehealthinnovations.org, jmir.editorial.office@gmail.com
Subject: Web Designer application