Assistant Editor position is available at MDPI (MDPI日本支社でのAssistant Editor募集)


オープンアクセス雑誌International Journal of Molecular Sciences を運営しているスイス・バーゼルに本社があるMDPIが、日本支社として、東京都千代田区に9月から事務所を開設しています。それに伴い、Assistant Editorを募集しています。詳細は、以下の募集広告を読んでいただき、興味のある方は担当者に英語で連絡し、応募してください。

Assistant Editor position is available at the new office of MDPI in Tokyo, Japan. MDPI ( is an academic open access publisher with the headquarter in Basel, Switzerland. We publish more than 200 peer-reviewed, open access journals supported by over 35,000 academic editors.

Our editorial offices are based in Beijing and Wuhan (China), Barcelona (Spain), Belgrade (Serbia), Manchester (UK), Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and Bangkok (Thailand). We serve scholars from around the world to ensure their latest research is openly and broadly available. Our mission is to foster open scientific exchange in all forms across all disciplines.

We are committed to ensuring that high quality research is made available as quickly as possible. We also support sustainability projects align with the 17 UN sustainability goals as a key theme in many journals and through the MDPI Sustainability Foundation.

Job Summary

In September 2019 we opened an office in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo for which we are looking for young graduates willing to stay connected to scientific research by helping researchers worldwide publish their latest results. This is also a great opportunity to start a first job in a dynamic multinational company which offers interesting career development options to talented, enthusiastic and hard-working people.

You would start out as an Editorial Trainee working in close collaboration with our Managing Editors based in other countries, learning how to process papers properly from submission to publication. Once you have successfully completed your six-month traineeship you will be appointed Assistant Editor in Tokyo, Japan. You will also have the opportunity to support our inhouse ‘Help-Desk’ service for our Japanese authors.

No previous experience is required, since you will receive full on-the-job training.

Depending on your scientific background, you will be assigned to work on journals related to your field. We are mostly looking for Editors educated in Medicine, Chemistry, Biochemistry Biology, Hydrology, Geodesy, Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering, Material Engineering, Metallurgy, Physics, Energy, Thermal and Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Marine Engineering, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Science, Spatial planning, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, Climate, Ecology, Agriculture, Land Resource Management, Landscape Ecology, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Atmospheric Science, Public Health, Animal Science, and similar.


Execute editorial work for journals within your area of expertise, including organizing the review process for manuscripts, overseeing editorial decisions and handling the communication between the various parties involved in the publication process.

Your profile

Bachelor, Master or PhD degree
Knowledge of MS office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Strong written and spoken Japanese (Japanese Keigo!) and English skills
Ability to multi-task, attention to detail
Experience with scholarly publishing would be beneficial
Japanese nationality or non-Japanese with a working visa for Japan

What we offer

Professional and personal development
International work environment
Flexible working hours
Flat organizational structures
Trips to other MDPI offices
Attending scientific conferences
Competitive salary, benefits and equity
The welfare pension system
Travel allowance

Questions and Application

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