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The international research publisher Springer Nature welcomes its first employees in Lisbon where it will create more than 30 new jobs this year. This will be the first stage in a longer-term development of a larger office with a clear emphasis on IT and digital specialist roles such as software developers, business analysts, data scientists and IT project managers.

The Springer Nature Group is home to some of the biggest names in research publishing, including Nature Research, Springer, BMC and Palgrave Macmillan. Springer Nature is the publisher behind the world's most influential scientific journal, Nature, home to more than 3,000 scientific journals and, in 2019 published more than 13,000 books and 340,000 articles. For more than twenty years, the company has been leading the transition to open access research and has continuously invested in its own digital infrastructure in order to be able to offer its customers the best possible service.

 

With around 10,000 employees worldwide, in more than 50 countries, Springer Nature is a trusted source of knowledge, publishing trusted research which can serve as a stepping stone for new discoveries. During recent months the company has been part of the global response to the coronavirus, by enabling free access to more than 19,000 coronavirus-related articles and book chapters and publishing more than 500 new COVID-19 articles, and has seen visits to its online platforms increase by as much as 45% year-on-year.

 

In order to continue to play a leading role in shaping the future of publishing, Springer Nature is expanding its digital and technology capabilities. Already, around 450 IT specialists work at locations in London, Berlin, Pune, New York, Madrid, Dordrecht and Heidelberg. The cooperative and multidisciplinary teams develop digital products and services to respond to user requirements and support the company's strategic goals.

 

Commenting Jan-Erik de Boer, Chief Information Officer at Springer Nature said: “Digital technology and the ability to implement innovative new systems and workflow is crucial for our business. When developing expansion plans we identified Lisbon as a hotspot for the skills and expertise we need to complete our teams and support our research publishing. We are happy that we are able to start welcoming our first employees now and are looking forward to growing an excellent team over the rest of this year. For now, we will be working with remote and shared office space and plan to relocate to a permanent Springer Nature office in the coming months.”

 

With the new location in Lisbon and numerous additional benefits - such as compensating private health insurance, "10 percent time" for creative projects or opportunities for working from home - Springer Nature presents itself as an attractive employer in southern Europe. More details about how technology is transforming research publishing as well as information about all open positions can be found here.

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