Jobs at Academia.edu

A social platform for academics to share research papers.

 
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Founders
Richard Price
Founder of @Academia.edu. PhD at @Oxford. Won @Oxford's most competitive scholarship.
Product

Academia.edu is a social platform for academics to share research papers. Its mission is to accelerate the world's research. It's widely thought that science is too closed, and too slow. Academia.edu is trying to change that.

Why Us?

Academia.edu is a social platform for academics to share research papers. Its mission is to accelerate the world's research. We believe that science is dysfunctional, and we are working on fixing it.

We are Hiring a Team to Build a Better Future

Here at Academia.edu you will have an opportunity to join an agile team of 9 Engineers who are all making a positive impact on the world by contributing to a movement called Open Science. As a member of our team you will be given a lot of autonomy to choose projects that interest you the most and the ability to make product decisions with our CTO Ben Lund and CEO Richard Price.

We are currently tackling five incredibly difficult product challenges. Some of these projects have been attempted by larger companies and have failed. In order to be successful we will need to think way outside-of-the-box and take a leap into the unknown…

Peer Review

We want to build a peer review platform that allows layers of discussion on top of a single document. One of the biggest challenges we face is that contextual commenting at a large scale has yet to be achieved. In order to be successful we need to find original and novel solutions because simple approaches like putting a blog-style comment box at the end of the paper has been tried before and has not been effective.

To build Peer Review we must figure out a way to transform all the wide array of styles from any given PDF paper to a clean and consistent format that is embedded for a suitable commenting UI. We are experimenting to build a rich inline-commenting and discussion interface as well as a reputation system that surfaces quality comments.

Interface Design

We currently have 7.5 million users who upload their research papers. Academia converts these PDFs to HTLM5 to display in the browser. We face the challenges of building web UIs for scientific content such as 3D molecular visualizations and tools for exploring genetic sequences. We will also build back-end parsers, converters, and storage schemes to enab

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Location
San Francisco
Size
1-10 employees
Funding
$4.5M Series A in 2011
$1.6M Seed in 2010
Markets
Social Media, Business Intelligence, Recruiting
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Academia.edu Jobs

developer
Sr. Engineer
$100K – $150K Salary
0.0% – 1.0% Equity
Full Time · San Francisco

Investors

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Spark Capital
Dedicated to the creation of revolutionary new businesses.
Investments
GetYourGuide, Skillshare, Storenvy, Postmates, Academia.edu, Foursquare, Signpost, Quantopian, Aviary, Covestor, EQAL, gdgt, OMGPOP, Tumblr, Twitter, Stack Exchange, RunKeeper, Boxee, KickApps, AdMeld, Triggit, SendMe, OneRiot, Txteagle, Warby Parker, Qriously, Onswipe, Altius Education, Adap.tv, Svpply, 5Min Media, Sensr, Group Commerce, Next New Networks, Work Market, Plaid, Timehop, Consumer United, peerTransfer, Priceonomics, AdKeeper, Lexity, Wayfair, Sincerely, Panjo, Storefront, FundersClub, Upworthy, Heyday, Kitchensurfing, BloomNation, Jana, Kik Interactive, Thalmic Labs, GetYourGuide, GetYourGuide, Benu Networks, Coin, Mark43, Orchard, Jelly, Superpedestrian, Socratic
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True Ventures
Investments
BackType, Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., Yobongo, Kicksend, just.me, Academia.edu, Spree Commerce, BloomSpot (Acquired by JPM Chase), 9GAG, Ovelin, Ginger.io, Tinkercad, Ditto.me, Stitch Labs, Tello, creators of PassTools, SocialPandas, Nearstream, 20x200, About.Me, Automattic, BrightRoll, Filtrbox (acquired by Jive Software), Fitbit, gdgt, Meebo, Milo, StockTwits, Typekit, WeGame, Maya's Mom, PayNearMe, Appssavvy, Urban Airship, Assistly, RescueTime, TextDigger (2005-2010), Kiip, Bandcamp, SendMe, Three Rings, Goodreads, LoopFuse, Loggly, Puppet Labs, Makerbot, Smarterer, Mindbites, Collecta, Mailstrom, Duo Security, Catchfree, Schematic Labs, makers of SoundTracking, Socialcast, Space Pencil, Appconomy, Syncplicity, B-Stock Solutions, Sifteo, Nodeable, scanR, Message Bus, Datacraft Solutions, Milk, Betable, Inventables, 2bkco, TuneIn (Twitter Client), Worldly Developments, The Extraordinaries, Surphace, AdKeeper, 1000 Markets, TastemakerX, Lexity, Sponge, Singly, Crossfader, Apcera, Helpshift, Glider (Acquired by FPX), Gigaom, Always Prepped, Quake Labs, storehouse, Neon, Directly, Runscope, MoviePass, Message Bus, Renovo Motors
Robin Klein
Robin Klein
Partner, The Accelerator Group (TAG), Index Seed
Investments
Trigger.io, Academia.edu, Farmeron, Blossom, UserVoice, TransferWise, Geckoboard, ERPLY, Bit.ly, Daylife, LoveFilm, Mybuilder, Slideshare, Songkick, Tweetdeck, Zemanta, Dopplr, Moo, Twitterfeed, Abe's Market, Zoopla Property Group, Lookery, Seedcamp, EDITD, Adzuna, Fractal, MyBuilder Limited, billmonitor, Nuji, Riskified
Saul Klein
Saul Klein
husband. dad. serial entrepreneur (firefly, @LoveFilm, @seedcamp-2). operator (wpp, msft, @Skype). investor (index, TAG) http://localglo.be
Investments
Academia.edu, Farmeron, Blossom, UserVoice, TransferWise, ERPLY, Daylife, LoveFilm, Mashery, OpenX, Slideshare, Soluto, Songkick, Tweetdeck, Last.fm, Zemanta, Dopplr, Moo, Twitterfeed, Stardoll, Lookery, Seedcamp, AlertMe, Graze, MyHeritage, Snaptalent, BillGuard, Wonga, Spot Runner, Adzuna, MoshiMonsters, GiftsProject, Fractal, Codecademy, Fontself, PandoMedia, Worldly Developments, Netlog, BERG London, ROLI, Blaze
Adam D'Augelli
Adam D'Augelli
Investments
SaveUp, Kicksend, Academia.edu, ONE, Spree Commerce, Ovelin, Ginger.io, Tinkercad, Flint, Stitch Labs, Showyou, SocialPandas, Nearstream, About.Me, Appsavvy, BrightRoll, Fitbit, Metamarkets, StockTwits, PayNearMe, Urban Airship, RescueTime, Kiip, Bandcamp, Loggly, Puppet Labs, Blue Bottle Coffee, Smarterer, Streetline, Duo Security, Schematic Labs, makers of SoundTracking, Appconomy, B-Stock Solutions, Sifteo, Threefold Photos (Smile, Webshots), Inventables, Namely, littleBits, Trippy, TripleLift, TastemakerX, Sano, Crossfader, Apcera, Moviepass, TenXer, Orabrush, Glider (Acquired by FPX), Gigaom, Spectrum Bridge, Pose (the fashion app), Neon, Directly, Runscope, 3D robotics, Kurtosys, Screenhero, Madison Reed, Orchestrate, Naja, MadeFire, EdgeConnex, MessageBus, Airstone Labs
Thomas D. Lehrman
Thomas D. Lehrman
Founder of @Gerson Lehrman Group. Angel Investor. Director at @KIPP NYC.
Investments
Abine, GateGuru, Treatful, Academia.edu, Tasted Menu, AfterSteps, DoodleDeals, EverTrue, The Muse, Outbox (stealth), Directr, Factual, ZocDoc, ZOZI, Betterment, Proformative, AirPR, SeatGeek, Aristotle Circle, Floored

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