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Become part of the open science movement

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) in Trier (Germany) is an internationally renowned research support organization in psychology and a member of the prestigious Leibniz Association. 

To fulfill the ever-increasing research infrastructure needs expressed by researchers and psychology professionals, ZPID is in the process of strategic expansion directed at meeting these needs to become psychology’s one-stop research service center. Current as well as future ZPID research areas and services are based on and guided by the values of open science and open innovation.

Join the growing ZPID team at the forefront of the open science movement! Current opening:

Production Support / Copy Editor for Publishing Platform (m/f/d)

(salary group TV-L E9b, 100%, initially limited for 2 years, Two Positions Available)

Preferred start date is January 1, 2022 or later. These jobs are initially limited to two years, but we strive for long-term employment.

Duties and functions:

The successful applicants are expected to assist in production management and are primarily responsible for the production (copy- and layout editing) of full issues of PsychOpen GOLD scientific journals. PsychOpen GOLD is ZPID’s open access publication platform for psychology.

You will work in close collaboration with the team of PsychOpen GOLD within Archiving and Publication Services. Production management will be accompanied by formal quality checks of manuscripts, distribution of final articles and metadata to indexing services, as well as communication with authors and editors. You will also support the team in optimizing and evolving production workflows and -processes.


Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field or professional experience at a comparable level
  • Good knowledge of the formal standards/quality criteria for research articles; knowledge of APA style and metadata standards is a plus
  • Good knowledge of the whole academic publication workflow
  • Knowledge of scholarly information and documentation systems and editing software
  • Very good knowledge of standard office software (e.g., MS Office, MS Excel); basic skills in image editing; basic skills in XML, XSLT, HTML, or LaTeX are a plus
  • Ability to analyze, structure, and enrich complex information resources
  • Very rigorous, thorough and structured working style
  • Excellent English skills. Knowledge of other languages is a plus

For further information, please contact Roland Ramthun via

In order to apply, please register with our online portal here

and upload the following documents 

  • Cover letter addressing the motivation for the application and the selection criteria
  • CV
  • Relevant certificates of degree(s)
  • optional: Names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of potential referees

ZPID is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We comply with guidelines regarding laws and regulations governing part-time employment. Among equally qualified applicants, candidates belonging to disadvantaged groups will be given preference. We are a family-friendly employer and have been certified by the audit Work & Family.

When applying for a position at ZPID, you will submit personal data. Please refer to our data protection statement in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  regarding the collection and processing of personal data as part of your online application at our website ( With the submission of your application, you are acknowledging that you have reviewed ZPID's data protection statement.

We are awaiting your application with great interest: