Locum Research Integrity Manager

Datum: 12-mei-2023

Plaats: Dordrecht, NL London, GB

Bedrijf: Springer Nature Group

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Locum Research Integrity Manager

Reports to: Head of Research Integrity, Resolutions

Direct reports: Research Integrity Advisers and Senior Research Integrity Adviser


Maternity cover, 1 year fixed term


  • Line manage several (Senior) Research Integrity Advisers

  • Support all Research Integrity Advisers in the management of their caseloads, providing support, training and guidance in difficult cases.

  • Ensure that all advice provided by the team of Research Integrity Advisers complies with editorial best practice as defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Springer Nature policies.

  • Provide supervision, guidance and advice for Research Integrity Advisers for cases that require input from the legal and communications department.

  • Oversee the project management of individual and large cases that are being processed with the Research Integrity Support Team and ensure that cases are driven towards resolution following Standard Operating Procedures and meeting Key Performance Indicators.

  • Continuously review the cooperation between the Resolutions Team and the Research Integrity Support Team and liaise with the Head of Research Integrity Resolutions to propose and implement improvements

  • Ensure user-friendly resources are available for in-house staff to assist them in self-resolving integrity issues.

  • Work with all stakeholders (for example, senior management and the communications and legal teams) to resolve complicated integrity issues.

  • Be an expert contributor for training materials on publication ethics for staff and external editors, and run training (in-person or via webinar) on publication ethics.

  • Initiate and contribute to other tasks and projects related to ensuring compliance with ethical policies/guidelines and improving efficiency. 

  • Represent SNRIG at external and internal events, and establish positive relationships with external stakeholders (e.g. whistle-blowers).

  • Undertake other tasks as necessary to support Springer Nature’s ambitions in the field of research integrity.

  • Drive your professional development by seeking out training opportunities to further your and the team’s goals and objectives


Experience, skills and qualifications

  • Educated to at least a graduate level in an academic field

  • Knowledge/experience of the publishing industry, familiarity with the academic publication process

  • A good understanding of publication and research ethics concepts

  • Line management experience

  • Ability to manage a diverse and inclusive team of highly skilled experts in multiple locations 

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with senior and junior stakeholders both internally and externally

  • A high level of computer literacy, including Office applications and Google Workspace

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Proactive approach to problem-solving in both daily tasks and more complex troubleshooting

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

  • Excellent English language skills

  • Dynamism; ability to work well under high pressure and to reprioritise 'on the fly'; willingness to take responsibility for difficult decisions

  • Ability to travel

  • Familiarity with plagiarism detection software (CrossCheck/iThenticate) and image integrity software (Proofig, ImageTwin)

  • Familiarity with copyright law

  • An understanding of libel and defamation concepts

  • Post-graduate research experience


Note for candidates in the Netherlands: As per our local policy, please be aware that this role will be open only for internal candidates within the first 2 weeks. Afterwards, external applications will be progressed“



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