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Welcome to the world of scientific journals – welcome to Inter-Research! From the Lüneburg Heath out into the world: we may be small, but we have global reach. We are an independent publishing company with a portfolio of renowned English-language scientific journals. At our offices in Oldendorf (Luhe), close to the city of Lüneburg, our 25-strong team is hard at work creating impeccable scientific articles for our various journals. Our most influential publication – Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS) – is the world’s leading marine ecology journal.


Do you want to work in a scientific environment, collaborating closely with a team of experts to maintain the excellent quality of our products? Then come and join us as an

English copy editor (m/f) for scientific journal articles
Full-time or part-time

This role is all about precision:


Are you familiar with scientific language, a stickler for text consistency and known for your excellent turn of phrase? Then you’re just the right person for this job! Because this position is all about accuracy, particularly in terms of content and logic.


  • As a highly competent copy editor, you will be tasked with proof-reading and correcting both the substance and the linguistic aspects of a wide range of scientific manuscripts.
  • You will fine-tune texts with the help of style guides. Your trained eye will place particular emphasis on ensuring internal consistency.
  • Your ideas are also very welcome. We therefore encourage you to contribute your knowledge and experience with a view to continually improving our work processes.

What you bring to the table:


  • You hold a degree in natural sciences or a similar qualification
  • You have a few years of experience within the scientific field (in particular within marine ecology, aquatic biology or other focus areas covered by Inter-Research journals)
  • You have practical experience in the publishing of scientific literature and in scientific editing based on style guides
  • You have excellent English skills, particularly in writing, and ideally also a very good proficiency in German
  • You are skilled at conducting Internet research and have a good command of MS Office, especially Word
  • You have a structured approach to work, enjoy working in a team, and are as diligent as you are efficient

Help us further our success:


International, highly renowned, and yet down-to-earth – that’s Inter-Research. At our idyllic location in the Lüneburg Heath, you will enjoy open doors, short communication channels and flexibility within a small team that likes to think outside the box and take the initiative. But these aren’t the only advantages to working with us: we also offer flexible working hours, a 38.5-hour working week, additional holidays on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, a family-friendly workplace, company parking spaces, staff get-togethers, our staff run, and an extremely friendly working environment. The benefits to working with us are numerous! Join the Inter-Research team and see how we are changing the world of science!


Does that sound like a perfect fit?

Great! There’s just one thing missing: your application! Please send your English cover letter and CV as well as your certificates and references (preferably as a single PDF file no larger than 5 MB) by email to Christine Paetzold at We look forward to hearing from you!