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Product Manager, Professional Services


About Research Square

Research Square Company exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. We are a growing team of scientists, researchers, language experts, software engineers, and publishing industry veterans working together to find new ways to help researchers succeed.

Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Research Square Company consists of two main divisions, American Journal Experts (AJE) and Research Square. Since 2004, AJE has provided manuscript preparation services to hundreds of thousands of researchers helping them to get their work published. Launched in 2018, our platform, Research Square, is the largest multidisciplinary preprint server in the world. By helping researchers communicate their work more effectively, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement.

What we’ll expect from you once you’re here

Professional services at Research Square Company rely on the expertise of our highly-trained employees to help academic researchers get published, apply for funding, and promote their work.  We are looking for a product manager who understands and empathizes with the challenges of academia. You will work closely with our voice of the customer team to identify research problems, then collaborate with our operations and engineering teams to validate and deliver solutions that align with our expertise, mission, and business goals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 


  • Work with the Voice of the Customer, user research, and product teams to identify customer problems
  • Work with engineering and design teams to prioritize testing and product backlogs
  • Collaborate with operations, design, and engineering to quickly test the value, usability, and feasibility of potential solutions
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on customer/decision-maker/end-user feedback and manage success and evolution of products in the marketplace.
  • Develop product collateral, including new feature presentations, sales documents, marketing materials, and be able to give product demonstrations to various stakeholder groups.
  • Initiate comprehensive assessments of academic research industry trends, assess competitor offerings, and work with various internal and external stakeholders to identify market needs 

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Advanced Degree preferred


  • 2 plus years of experience as a product manager or experience in academia with an advance degree.  
  • An interest in interviewing academic authors from many different countries and areas of study
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to analyze data and clearly communicate data-driven decisions
  • The ability to work on a cross-functional team and enable alignment with stakeholders across the organization
  • Strong organization skills and an attention to detail
  • A focus on outcomes
  • A bias toward action

Working Arrangements 

  • Relocation is not required as this position can be remote based. 
  • This is a US based role.  

Working at Research Square Company

Our team embraces and fuels change, fights for simplicity, invests in customers’ success, and applies a data-driven approach to continuously improve and magnify our impact. We have developed tools and services that have been adopted by major international publishers to improve the publishing experience for their authors.

We are a high-growth, family-friendly, and mission-driven company that regularly wins awards for our workplace culture, pace of growth, and innovations. Our organization is casual and flexible while also being stimulating and dynamic. We have a results-focused work environment.

Workplace Recognition

  • Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility (2011, 2012)
  • When Work Works Award (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • NC Parenting Magazine’s Family Friendly 50 (2013, 2014)
  • Triangle Business Journal's Best Places to Work (2017, 2019, 2020)
  • NCBC Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer Award (2017)
  • Family Forward NC Featured Business (2019)

Research Square Company’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity in all its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, military status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for US-based positions with Research Square must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire.

Research Square supports individuals with disabilities and provides reasonable accommodations to job applicants. If you need assistance completing our online job application, email General inquiries, such as those regarding the status of a job application, will not receive a reply.

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