To help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science.

Founded 2011
16-50 employees
  • Non-profit
  • Headquarters address
    24 Hills Road, Cambridge, UK

    eLife is a unique collaboration between the funders and practitioners of research to improve the way important research is selected, presented, and shared. eLife publishes outstanding work across the life sciences and biomedicine, and is generously supported by its Founders who have recently announced the renewal of their funding for a second five-year term until 2022.

    By joining eLife you’ll be part of a small and enthusiastic team who are passionate about continuous improvement and software quality. Things like TDD/BDD, continuous delivery, strong collaboration and DevOps are part of our culture. We are committed to openness both in science and in the products that we release, so that we can encourage broad change across the research communication landscape. This means everything we do becomes open-source and we specifically seek out innovative projects to collaborate with, while also constantly looking at groundbreaking ways to innovate ourselves.

    A significant part of working at eLife is that you are always thinking about how we can give back to the scientific community; through open-source tools, exposing data insights, helping scientists directly or by helping them accelerate discovery by reducing feedback cycles in peer review and scholarly publishing.

    Tech stack

    Node.js, React, Redux, Python, Django, PHP, Drupal, Symfony, SaltStack, Postgres, Redis, Lucene, Elasticsearch, Vagrant, Docker, Nginx, Jenkins, Selenium, PHPUnit, Behat, Pytest, AWS, New Relic and Loggly


    Compensation and retirement

    Pension plan
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