Quality Control Inspector (Remote, USA)

Research Square Company Hired Organization Address Durham, NC Remote Full Time

Job Posting for Quality Control Inspector (Remote, USA) at Research Square Company

Research Square Company, home to American Journal Experts (AJE) and Research Square, is dedicated to improving the way discoveries are shared by the international research community. Our growing editing services team includes scientists, former academics, and language experts who help researchers by ensuring that their ideas are communicated clearly and accurately.

We currently have an opportunity for a hardworking and self-motivated individual who loves solving problems and helping their colleagues succeed. Our Quality Control Inspector role supports our team by completing quality control steps for our author service products, primarily language editing.

Quality Control Inspectors can work remotely or from the Durham office. Remote or in-person training and attendance of functional meetings will be required. The posted position reflects a Monday to Friday week, with required availability from 9 AM to 5 PM (in your local time zone).

Job duties will include the following:

  • Execute and advise on quality control strategies by monitoring English language quality in academic manuscripts to ensure that our output and systems are achieving RSC standards
  • Monitor contractor quality and exercise judgment on adherence to RSC quality standards
  • Utilize the latest technology supplied by RSC to support high-efficiency, target-quality edits
  • Support a dynamic and evolving part of RSC operations

Job qualifications include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field of science or learning, including the humanities, life and physical sciences, law, medicine, business, engineering, social sciences, and earth sciences; 
  • Basic familiarity with academic publishing (e.g., manuscript preparation, journal submission) and writing (e.g., research articles, clinical reports, grant applications, literature reviews)
  • 1 year experience in a quality control role
  • Detail-oriented, tech-savvy, and adaptable to learning and implementing new software solutions
  • Experience with Microsoft Word
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently to meet customer deadlines
  • Excellent time management and the ability to handle occasional urgent tasks quickly and accurately

Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience in language editing or proofreading.

All training will be provided. To be considered for this position, please fill out an application to let us know why you’re interested and what you’d bring to the role.

The starting annual salary for this role is $35,500. 

Who We Are

Research Square Company exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. We are a growing team of scientists, researchers, language experts, software developers, and publishing industry veterans working together to find new ways to help researchers succeed. 

Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Research Square Company consists of two main divisions, American Journal Experts (AJE) and Research Square. Since 2004, AJE has provided manuscript preparation services to hundreds of thousands of researchers helping them to get their work published. Launched in 2018, our platform, Research Square, is the largest multidisciplinary preprint server in the world. By helping researchers communicate their work more effectively, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement.

Our team embraces and fuels change, fights for simplicity, invests in customers’ success, and applies a data-driven approach to continuously improve and magnify our impact. We have developed tools and services that have been adopted by major international publishers to improve the publishing experience for their authors.

We are a high-growth, family-friendly, and mission-driven company that regularly wins awards for our workplace culture, pace of growth, and innovations. Our workplace is casual and flexible while also being stimulating and dynamic. We have a results-focused work environment. Employees have the option of working remotely anywhere in the US or, for those local to the Raleigh-Durham area, taking advantage of our open office in downtown Durham. 



Recent Company Awards

Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility (2011, 2012) 

When Work Works Award (2014, 2016, 2017) 

NC Parenting Magazine’s Family Friendly 50 (2013, 2014) 

Triangle Business Journal's Best Places to Work (2017, 2019, 2020)

NCBC Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer Award (2017)

Family Forward NC Featured Business (2019)


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