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Nuclear Institute Technical Editor (REF: )

| England

Our long-standing and much valued Technical Editor for Nuclear Future, Bethany Colling, has decided to stand down from the role after 8 years.

We are very sorry to lose her but this leaves a vacancy within the NI team for a new editor for our technical papers. This is a part-time role requiring approximately 7 hours per week, with an honorarium attached and is critical in producing high quality and interesting papers on nuclear science and engineering for the technical section of Nuclear Future



  • Inviting abstracts and papers from the membership at large through advertising in Nuclear Future, advice from the Editorial Committee and reviewers, and other external contacts.
  • Managing papers from proposal, through peer review and on the path towards print.
  • Judging abstracts before submission of a full paper, taking guidance from the Editorial Committee, and communicating with the author(s).
  • Issuing papers to reviewers for their judgement and communicating results to the author(s).
  • Attending and minuting the four meetings of the Editorial Committee per annum (could be virtual).
  • Liaise with Nuclear Future publishers to ensure papers meet editorial deadlines.
  • Ensure good filing and records of papers and review processes using Sharepoint.
  • Prompt the Committee to review papers each year for the Pinkerton Prize award.
  • Issue copies of Nuclear Future and individual articles to authors.
  • Save individual copies of articles to Nuclear Future

Skills and Experience


  • Qualification in physics or nuclear science/engineering (likely Masters level or PhD student).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proof reading skills and attention to detail.
  • Use of Sharepoint, Dropbox or similar document transfer systems.
  • Highly organised on behalf of yourself and others.
  • This role requires a high degree of the management of others as well as yourself so experience of working with volunteers is highly desirable.


Reporting to:    Editorial Committee and CEO

Interviews: Week beginning 8 June.

Revised: 01/05/2020

Closing date: 31 May 2020