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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 do something amazing

Want to help make important scientific research openly available to everyone? If you’re nodding your head, come and join us on our mission to transform research communications. We’re dedicated to bringing scientists together and sharing their work as rapidly and as widely as possible, to advance science faster, so society can benefit from it sooner.


PLOS people have revolutionized science publishing. We’ve made research more accessible and usable. But there’s more work to be done. We’re looking for like-minded individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment—people who want to challenge conventional wisdom and embrace innovation for a living.

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We’re a nonprofit, committed to advancing science for everyone’s benefit. People who work here feel they’re doing some of the most important work of their careers.


Our days go by fast as we work on challenging projects and objectives that drive our mission forward. But we also have time to unwind, with weekly lunch socials (SoHos), weekly breakfasts (WiBrek), game rooms, Waffle Wednesdays and other social events.


We’re in San Francisco (US) and Cambridge (UK)

Our offices are located near the world’s leading technology companies and its most prestigious learning institutions. The San Francisco headquarters is 10 minutes from downtown, in the park-like setting of Levi’s Plaza. The Cambridge office is situated in the city center, just steps from the River Cam.

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PLOS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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Keep balance.

PLOS offers paid time off, starting at three weeks per year. We know the people who work here care about giving back too, so we offer additional paid volunteer time for community service. Since our Volunteer Time Off program’s inception in 2012, our employees have served more than a whopping 1,500 hours of community service.

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Be well.

We offer a competitive benefit package paying ~80% of premiums for medical plans and 100% of premiums for dental and vision care. Our plans offer coverage for dependents, spouses and domestic partners.

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Keep a growth mindset.

Our goal is to never stop learning. We offer an education assistance program to offset costs of advanced education or career-related degrees and certifications.

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Save for the future.

Our retirement plans feature employer contributions that vest immediately.


You can be part of a passionate team, applying your skills to projects that matter. Come work with us!

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