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When you choose to publish with PLOS, your research makes an impact. Make your work accessible to all, without restrictions, and accelerate scientific discovery with options like preprints and published peer review that make your work more Open.

Join us and be a part of something BIG

 Help us empower researchers and transform research communication.

All the basics—and more

We want you to be healthy, happy, and comfortable at PLOS. To help you take care of yourself and your family, we offer comprehensive health coverage, vision, and dental benefits along with a few extras:

  • Paid time off for sick leave, vacations, and volunteering
  • 401k plan with up to 4% match
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave for all employees
  • Commuter benefits

Work-life balance

Really! While many of us enjoy the chance to sit down and work together in either the San Francisco, US or Cambridge, UK offices, we’re a distributed team and open to flexible or fully remote working options. 

Plus, take time when you really need to unwind:

  • Weekly happy hours and semi-annual staff events
  • Extra holiday time for end-of-year celebrations
  • Your birthday off
  • Bonus vacation at your 3- and 5-year anniversaries

Be part of our community

If you ask anyone at PLOS what they like about working here: it’s the people. We’re all guided by the same mission to empower researchers and transform scientific communication. We work creatively, diligently and collaboratively to make a positive change. 

We’re also getting creative with how we stay connected, even at a great distance. From Slack channels for every kind of enthusiast, to remote trivia and crafty contests, our US and UK Fun Committees always have something up their sleeve to get involved in.


We're Committed to Equal Opportunity

We believe in pushing the boundaries of ‘Open’ to create a more equitable system of scientific knowledge and understanding—it’s core to who we are, inside and out. Beyond accepting distinct perspectives, we seek and support divergent backgrounds among our staff because we know differences strengthen our teams, our work, and our communities. We’re ever-evolving in our journey for representation and equity, and strongly encourage applicants of diverse identities to apply: you’ll find a group of critical thinkers eager to challenge the status quo and learn with you as we continue breaking barriers to open science. Please see our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

PLOS Values

We are Decisive and outcome-oriented Forward focused Engaged experimenters Personifying openness Advocates for researchers and each other

Decisive and outcome-oriented

We generate high outputs, high success rates, and high-fives

We trust one another’s ability to deliver and don’t require consensus to take action

Forward focused

We are ready to adapt and eager to change the scholarly communications landscape

We are united in our commitment to accelerate Open Science

Engaged experimenters

We are curious but intentional in testing new ideas and learning from our results

We are candid about successes and setbacks

Personifying openness

We learn from diversity and engage in healthy debate

We welcome questions, purposeful communications, and the chance to collaborate

Advocates for researchers and each other

We are connected: to our markets, our community, our mission, and each other

We respond with empathy and a personal touch

Are you ready to make a difference?

Come join our team at PLOS

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