Open positions at MDPI

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Editorial Assistant (up to 50%)

Posted: 15 April 2015
Reference: EA-042015
Location: Basel, Switzerland

For our headquarters in Basel, we are looking for an Editorial Assistant in a part-time employment (up to 50%).


  • Support Managing Editors in processing of manuscripts
  • Execute editorial work for one or two journals in the domain of biological and medical sciences
  • Help identify relevant conferences in Switzerland for promotional activities
  • Help with specific tasks related to organization of conferences

Your profile

  • 4th semester student or higher
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong English skills in written and spoken language

Questions and Application

Please direct your questions and application letter with CV by E-Mail to Dr. Franck Vazquez, E-mail: with a copy to Alistair Freeland, E-mail:

Freelance Frontend Web Developers (Belgrade, Serbia)

Posted: 9 December 2014
Reference: MDPI/BEL/WEB
Location: Belgrade, Serbia

We are looking for several freelance Frontend Web Developers with 2+ years of work experience. The positions will be based in Serbia. We plan to establish an office in Serbia within 2015. The positions will start on freelance terms and be convertible to full positions once the office is setup.

Job Description

You will be part of an international, young and dynamic team of software developers and be working on exciting new projects to foster open data, open communication amongst scholars, and the linked sciences. You we will perform maintenance of the existing code base as well. We work with the Smyfony and CakePHP frameworks.

Required Competencies

  • Flair for technology
  • Willingness to perform above average
  • Able to work independently
  • Attention to details
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • 2+ years of work experience in the area of web and/or mobile development
  • Experience with PHP, MySQL required
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX systems desired
  • Experience with CSS and JavaScript/jQuery a plus

Company Description

MDPI ( is a rapidly growing publishing house of academic open access journals. Our open access journals are freely available online. All articles published in our journals are peer-refereed, i.e. controlled by peer researchers working on the same subject. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with large offices in Beijing, China, we are currently looking to establish a software development and maintenance office in Belgrade, Serbia.


Please send your application letter with complete CV in English by e-mail to: Mr. Milos Cuculovic, with a copy to Mr. Dietrich Rordorf, For further questions, please e-mail or call Mr. Milos Cuculovic, Tel. +41 61 683 77 34.

Graphic Designer (50-60%)

Posted: 16 April 2015
Reference: Comms_20150416
Location: Basel, Switzerland

We are looking for a young, dynamic and creative person to join our team in Basel as Graphic Designer.

What your role covers

  • developing concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logo, and journal websites
  • managing stakeholder requests from typesetting through to design, print and production
  • managing journal flyer updates (content & design update)
  • handling iStock & Shutterstock
  • ad hoc design requests

Your key skills

  • knowledge and experience working with graphic design software, particularly Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • accuracy and attention to detail
  • exceptional creativity and innovation
  • excellent time management and organizational skills
  • understanding latest trends and their role within a commercial environment
  • professional approach to time, costs and deadlines
  • web/digital design experience desired a plus
  • knowledge of media such as video and interactive a plus

Please send your application by 08.05.2015 at the latest to Maria Schalnich,, Tel. +41 61 683 77 34.

Webentwickler PHP (50%, ideal für StudentenInnen)

Posted: 28 November 2014
Reference: IT_20141128
Location: Basel, Switzerland


Die MDPI AG ( ist ein stetig wachsender internationaler akademischer Verlag für Open Access Journale. Alle publizierten Artikel unserer Zeitschriften gehen durch eine Begutachtung (Peer-Review), ein Prozess in welchem die Texte durch unabhängige Gutachter aus demselben Fachgebiet kontrolliert werden. Die Themenbereiche der publizierten Zeitschriften umfassen eine grosse Spannweite: von organischer Chemie über Umweltforschung, biomedizinische Wissenschaften, Sozialwissenschaften bis hin zu Werkstofftechnik und Ingenieurswissenschaften. Der Hauptsitz der MDPI AG befindet sich in Basel, Schweiz, weitere Niederlassungen mit über 200 Mitarbeitern sind in Peking und Wuhan, China.


Für unseren Hauptsitz in Basel suchen wir eine(n) Webentwickler(in) PHP für eine unbefristete Teilzeit Stelle (idealerweise 30 bis 50%). Du integrierst dich in ein kleines, internationales Team von Software Entwicklern und arbeitest an spannenden Projekten mit, zum Beispiel: Business Applikationen, Workflow (Prozess) Applikationen, Mobile Applikationen oder Dokumenten- und Konversions-Applikationen. Du interessiert dich für die neusten Web- und Mobile Technologien, bist aufgestellt, und Du bist bereit, überdurchschnittliche Performance zu bringen. Dich erwartet ein dynamisches Unternehmen, welches dir viel Flexibilität und Freiheit bietet.


  • Flair für Technologie
  • Erfahrungen mit PHP, MySQL
  • Erfahrung mit Linux/UNIX und Apache oder Nginx ein Plus
  • überdurchschnittliche Einsatz-Bereitschaft
  • das Auge für Details, präzise und kompetente Arbeitsweise


Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung, sowie Ihren Lebenslauf per E-Mail an:

Herr Alistair Freeland

mit einer Kopie an:

Herr Dietrich Rordorf

Für weitere Fragen kontaktieren Sie bitte Tel. +41 61 683 77 35.