Quantum has hired two management assistants to help the executive board in the day-to-day running of the journal. They have been working for Quantum in Vienna since December, and we are very happy with them. Their work allows the executive board (Christian, Lídia and Marcus) to focus on developing Quantum further, and makes the journal more sustainable in the long term. Without further delay, it is a pleasure to introduce Mariana and Lukas.
Mariana Munárriz grew up in Madrid, Spain and studied Translation and Interpretation at the University of Salamanca. She has since worked as a freelance translator, a legal secretary and a technical writer in Berlin, Madrid and Vienna. She joined Quantum as a financial and administrative assistant, handling the gritty legal details, processing payments and doing most of the backstage work not directly related to the peer-review process.
Lukas Schalleck, born and raised in Vienna, Austria, studied political science at the University of Vienna. Since 2011 he has been working as assistant to the editors with the editorial office of Transplant International at the Medical University of Vienna. He has now joined Quantum as an assistant to the editorial board at Quantum, ensuring that the peer review process and publication of papers run smoothly.
For now, they are each in a part-time contract of 5h/week, while they receive training. Since Quantum is financially stable, thanks to our generous sponsors and authors, the long-term plan is to increase the hours of our employees and move them to open-ended contracts.