The Beilstein-Institut, located in Frankfurt am Main, is a non-profit scientific foundation, fostering the communication, collaboration and sharing of ideas between scientists through open science principles. To accomplish our ambitious objectives, the Beilstein-Institut has a team of highly qualified employees, whose expert knowledge and creativity is invaluable for the many interdisciplinary projects that we carry out.

If you have deep knowledge of organic chemistry, are highly organized and precise, and also enjoy scientific conferences, then we invite you to apply for the position of:



Scientific Editor and Event Manager (m/f/d)


Your tasks

  • Quality check of manuscripts submitted to the diamond open access Beilstein Journals including evaluation for plagiarism, copyright and duplication issues
  • Planning and organization of our events (symposia, webinars, workshops, etc.)


Must-have requirements

  • PhD in organic chemistry (or a very closely related field)
  • Enthusiasm and availability to travel (within Germany) to our symposia
  • Excellent command of English (German is highly advantageous)
  • Ability to work independently, accurately and in a well-structured way


Nice-to-have experience

  • Knowledge of materials science, physical chemistry or nanotechnology
  • Experience in scientific writing and publishing, especially with respect to open access
  • Experience with organization of scientific conferences

We offer

  • A pleasant working atmosphere with reliable and competent colleagues, short decision-making processes and respectful interaction
  • A unique opportunity to directly contribute to a more equitable and ethical publishing model, which significantly reduces barriers for researchers worldwide
  • A future-oriented workplace and a competitive salary
  • A location in one of Germany’s most international, metropolitan cities

This full-time position is initially limited to 24 months. The position requires travel and the possession of a German driver’s license.

Only applications containing the following information will be considered for review:

  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter including your motivation for applying for this position, salary expectation, availability and description of how you fulfill the must-have requirements listed above

Please send these application materials by June 1st to:

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We process the personal and application data you provide and submit to us as part of your application, which usually includes: first and last name, salutation and title, address, telephone number, email address, cover letter, curriculum vitae and any supporting documents and certificates. As a rule, we will only use your application documents to decide whether to fill the position for which you have expressly applied.

In the course of the application process, further personal data may be requested from you or collected from generally accessible sources for this information purpose. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 2 lit. b) in conjunction with. Art. 28 DSGVO, § 26 para. 1 BDSG.


If we do not hire you and you have not given your consent for us to retain your data for a longer period of time in order to fill another vacancy, we will delete and destroy your personal data as soon as a period of six months has elapsed after the application process has been completed.

If you enter into an employment contract with us, we will include your application documents in your personnel file on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p 2 lit. b) DSGVO, § 26 para. 1 BDSG. In this case, we will inform you about the further processing purpose and the relevant deletion periods in a separate data protection statement.