preLights, The Company of Biologist’s preprint highlighting service, has now been running for 15 months. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields.
As preLights is building momentum, we are ready to grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers (PhD students, postdocs, PIs in their first few years) who are passionate about preprints and enjoy writing and communicating science.
We welcome researchers from across the biological sciences and especially those with expertise in Plant biology.
To join our team of preLighters, please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 July 2019. In your application, please provide:
- A short biography, telling us who you are and what you work on - A few sentences about why you are interested in joining the preLights community
- A preLight post written by you about a recent preprint (ideally not older than 1 month)
We have a flexible format for preLight posts, but you should aim to include: A short and engaging ‘Tweetable’ summary of the preprint (less than 250 characters); background of the preprint; key findings of the preprint; what you like about this preprint/why you think the work is important; future directions and questions for the authors. The post should reflect your personal opinion on the research in the preprint that you selected. Please also provide the URL link of the preprint. Your post should not exceed 1000 words.
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