Scholarly Research - Sociology Part time, remote at Elsevier

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for people with expertise in scholarly research in the field of Sociology to join the SSRN Team! This part-time, remote position will be working in the direct flow of the most current scholarly research worldwide.
is an open access research platform used to share preprints, or early stage research, evolve ideas, measure results, and connect with scholars around the world. Preprints are research papers that are at the submission stage or can be described as on-going research.Academics and other researchers can freely discover and access tomorrow’s research today on the .
COMPENSATION: $15.00 per hour
Review and index subject specific papers and abstracts that will be included in SSRN, a free to post/free to read platform of early stage research.
Primary Function: Classification
  • Create and developexpert familiarity with the SSRN Sociology taxonomy
  • Review submissions (including title, abstract, keywords, and, as necessary, the paper) and make appropriate taxonomy assignments
  • Research the existing SSRN corpus to populate content for new subject areas, as requested
  • Assist answering occasional queries from the Help Desk

Secondary Function: Research/Write Taxonomy
  • Periodically assist in expanding and refining new and existing taxonomies

  • Graduate-level professional or academic experience in area related to Sociology, PhD preferred
  • Experience reading and writing for major academic journals and attendance at professional conferences in the field are beneficial
  • Computer/technology proficient
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable to work in a self-directed manner with minimal guidance in a virtual team environment
  • Eligible to work in U.S./U.S. Citizen

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