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Academic Translation Advisor (Chinese)

Research Square is the leader in author-oriented solutions in the world of academic publishing.  We are home to American Journal Experts (AJE), which provides manuscript preparation services that help researchers successfully communicate their work so they can get back to making discoveries. 

American Journal Experts (AJE) provides language editing, translation, formatting, and peer review services to international customers and publishing partners. We are currently looking for highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals to fill the role of Academic Translation Advisor (ATA) for the Chinese translation team. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a fast-growth business that is helping researchers around the world succeed. This position is full time, and we are located in Durham, North Carolina.  Please note that team meetings, customer deadlines, and other company events fall during normal business hours; thus, availability during this time is required.

ATAs are responsible for maintaining the high quality and accuracy of our translations, while serving as the liaison between the contract translator and the customer. To perform these tasks effectively, ATAs must be fluent and have research experience in both languages, be fair and honest managers, and be effective communicators. The ATA is the core of our translation service, and the quality of the work performed by the person in this position is critical to the success of our service.

Job Requirements

  • Fluency in Chinese and English, preferably including technical/research experience in both languages
  • PhD or Masters degree
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately translate academic works 
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States

This position allows work from home, with the option to work in our office, and two or more required team meetings each month. The Research Square work environment is stimulating and dynamic, and our team is filled with people who are hardworking and fun to work with. We are looking for employees who are independent, intelligent, flexible, and team-oriented leaders, as well as being self-motivated with good time management skills. A PhD or Masters degree is required; applicants familiar with the Engineering or Geoscience literature are preferred.

Who We Are

Research Square, home to American Journal Experts (AJE), is the leader in trusted and ethical author-oriented solutions in the world of academic publishing. We are a rapidly growing company based in Durham, NC, and our 200+ employees are committed to making a difference in the world of research discovery, communication, and publication. We take our work to improve the lives of researchers very seriously, but we also believe in having fun doing so!  Our work environment is casual and extremely flexible. We have a results-focused workplace; many enjoy coming in to our "open office" environment, and those who choose to work from home attend any required meetings via videoconferencing or streaming/chat. 


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