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Educational and professional development of the journal readers and members of the emerging scholar community in the field of Neurobiology of Lipids and Open Access to scientific literature is an essential part of the editorial group mission and the journal scope. This page therefore is dedicated to alert interested readers about the opportunities on professional/career development and educational programs.

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Assistant Editor 

Neurobiology of Lipids is seeking an Assistant Editor to join its Editorial Board. The minimum qualification for this no-monies educational part-time remote position is an enrollment in a PhD Program (2+ year) in a relevant area of biomedical research. This is a great opportunity for a talented student to expand his/her interest and play a critical role in the research community away from the bench/class.

As an assistant editor, you would be responsible for the selection of the noteworthy articles published in other journals, oversee editing of accepted manuscripts,  preparing news stories and/or lay summaries, and perform the subject news mining. The key qualities should be wide scientific interest and the ability to think independently/critically about current biomedical sciences and neuroscience theories. The successful candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a team.

The entire editoral communication will be electronic. The amount of work will be flexibly arranged to avoid interference with your enrollment in a Graduate Program at your University.

Applications will be held confidentially and will be considered on an ongoing basis. To apply, please email a letter describing your background, interests, and your thoughts (both good and bad) of the Neurobiology of Lipids and present Open Access movement, along with your C.V., to Alexei Koudinov, Editor, at postmaster@neurobiologyoflipids.org. Please, no phone/air mail inquiries.

Updated:  October 11, 2007

Background reading: [About NoL] [NoL Editorial Board] [Open Access Intro and Links] [Similar Positions in The Doping Journal]


Research Assistant Editor 

Neurobiology of Lipids is seeking Research Assistant Editors to join its Editorial Board. The minimum qualification for this no-monies educational part-time remote position is an enrollment in a PhD Program (2+ year; or BCS/MS Program enrollment for software development project) in a relevant area of biomedical research, computer/library science and/or publishing/Internet technology. This is a great opportunity for a talented student to expand his/her interest and play a critical role in the research/publishing community away from the bench/class.

As a research assistant editor, you would be responsible for the development of the assigned project. The key qualities should be a persuasion in the future of a not-for-profit scientific publishing, and the ability to think independently/critically about current science/theories and publishing system. The successful candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a team.

The entire editoral communication will be electronic. The amount of work and project duration will be flexibly arranged to avoid interference with your enrollment in a Graduate Program at your University. The currently available projects  are:

Project 1: Research of XML authoring/editing and Word-to-XML conversion software (free or low cost for non-profit use), and its development/customization to meet PubMedCentral Journal Publishing DTD. Development of the Microsoft Word Template to integrate/automate the manuscript preparation, submission, publishing, and the article XML conversion.

Project 2: Research of Content Management Software (free or low cost for non-profit use), and its development/customization to meet the needs of a scientific journal publishing.

Project 3: Research of National/International Patents on the subject of the journal scope, and development of the journal pages on patents.

Project 4: Research of National/International Funded Grants on the projects of the journal scope, and development of the journal pages on funded projects and grant opportunities.

Applications will be held confidentially and will be considered on an ongoing basis. To apply, please email a letter describing your background, interests, and your thoughts (both good and bad) of the Neurobiology of Lipids and present Open Access movement, along with your C.V., to Alexei Koudinov, Editor, at postmaster@neurobiologyoflipids.org. Please, no phone/air mail inquiries.

Updated:  October 11, 2007

Background reading: [About NoL] [NoL Editorial Board] [Open Access Intro and Links] [PubMedCentral Journal Publishing DTD]



Career ABC 

Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Fellows
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Leading text: "Individual Development Plans (IDPs) provide a planning process that identifies both professional development needs and career objectives.  Furthermore, IDPs serve as a communication tool between individuals and their mentors.  While IDPs have been incorporated into performance review processes in many organizations, they have been used much less frequently in the mentoring of postdoctoral fellows.  An IDP can be considered one component of a broader mentoring program that needs to be instituted by all types of research institutions..."


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