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Volunteer

Last year our staff represented 11 Canadian Universities and we are eager to add more!

Eligibility: Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and medical students currently associated with a Canadian university or research institute, or who were members of HSI in the past. 

Benefits of Participation: Being a staff member of Health Science Inquiry  provides you with a unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the scientific peer-review process. This includes the review of submitted articles, developing written content for the journal, and even opportunities to be involved in marketing, sponsorship, and communications. All positions offer the chance to network with trainees across Canada from diverse backgrounds. Many staff members work closely with research institutes, scientific organizations, journals, and student groups offering a fantastic chance to network and learn. We provide an experience that will stand out on your CV!

Application Process: Interested individuals should send a cover letter indicating (up to 2) positions of interest and a CV to healthscienceinquiry@gmail.com. Applicants are reviewed by the editorial board and offers are communicated by e- mail. Senior Management positions are preferentially given to individuals with previous experience working for Health Science Inquiry but new applicants will still be considered.

 

We're currently recruiting: 

Reviewers

Reviewers will be responsible for critically evaluating and commenting on submissions received by the journal using an established assessment form. The goal is to provide constructive feedback to authors to aid in publication. Reviewers report to Senior Editors, who will provide guidance on the review process, assign submissions and liaise with authors. Reviewers may submit their own pieces for publication. HSI welcomes reviewers with diverse areas of expertise. Reviewers are encouraged to contribute to HSI meetings and the HSI blog.

Time Commitment: ~5 hours/week x 5 weeks (typically in February - March).

News Reporters /Online Writers

Reporters and writers will produce pieces for publication either in the journal or for the online blog. Writers are expected to communicate with Executive Editors, the News Editor or Online Editor to develop ideas for stories/articles. The types of writing you may take on can vary. They may include: news stories covering exciting Canadian research, opinion pieces on relevant topics, long or short-form features, or Q&As/interviews/profiles on Canadian researchers. Depending on the story, writers may be expected to conduct brief phone, in-person, or e-mail interviews. No prior reporting or interview experience necessary.

Time Commitment: News reporters and online writers are expected to submit 1-2 pieces for publication. Deadlines occur throughout the year.

Sponsorship Associate

The sponsorship associate will be responsible for overseeing the journal’s sponsorship process. This includes revising existing sponsorship packages, distributing them to potential sponsors, and communicating with organizations that express interest in collaborating with HSI. In addition, the sponsorship associate will work with Editors-in-Chief to secure journal partnerships. The sponsorship associate will provide updates to the Editors-in-Chief and is expected to contribute to HSI meetings and engage in outreach efforts where appropriate.

Time Commitment: ~10 hours/month x 3 months (typically October - January). Light workload for the rest of the year.

Layout and Design Associates

The layout and design associates will be involved with all aspects of designing the Call for Submissions, sponsorship materials, and the final electronic publication of the journal. Manuscripts and articles will be made available to the layout associates as they become finalized. The layout associates will work closely with the Editor-in-chief and Executive Editors to plan and implement the layout of the journal and develop visuals to accompany articles and text. Experience with InDesign or Photoshop is an asset but not necessary.

Time Commitment: ~10 hours/ week x 4 months (typically October, May - June)