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Scientific Editor - Applied Biology or Bioengineering

Cell Press
London (Greater) (GB)
Negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
3 Apr 2024

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Applied Science, Biomedicine, Engineering
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Are you interested in a career as a scientific editor? 


Would you like to work with the leading submissions, editorial and peer-review platform in publishing? 




About our Team 




We have on opening in our vibrant and collaborative Cell Press cross-journal editorial team starting in April 2024. Our editors work with multiple journals in the Cell Press family and contribute to various initiatives aimed at improving the author experience, such as article transfers and Cell Press Multi-Journal Submission. They also support specific journals with manuscript handling. We have team members in the US, Europe and China. 


About the Role 


You will be supporting editors and authors optimize overall publishing success and work on cross-journal projects and initiatives for Cell Press. This role will include manuscript handling for our journal Trends in Biotechnology. We are interested in scientists with a background in applied biology or bioengineering. Desirable expertise includes: 


  • Synthetic biology 


  • Genome editing 


  • Tissue engineering, biofabrication 


  • Microbial engineering, metabolic engineering 


  • Plant new breeding, agricultural engineering 


  • Biomanufacturing 


  • Biosensors, bioelectronics 




This is a full time role and will be based in the UK.  We are also open to considering candidates based in Amsterdam or China.






  • Assessing submitted research papers and guiding them through peer review for Trends in Biotechnology and other journals 


  • Commissioning and editing review and perspective content for Trends in Biotechnology and other journals 


  • Supporting authors through the process of peer review 


  • Establishing relationships with researchers who are publishing with our journals 


  • Building effective working relationships with colleagues across Cell Press and beyond 




  • Have a PhD in bioengineering or a related discipline in applied biology 


  • Have broad scientific interests and a desire to learn 


  • Have great teamworking skills and a collaborative problem-solving mindset 


  • Have an interest in digital communication and publishing trends 


  • Be a critical thinker and be willing to learn and absorb new areas of research 


  • Possess the ability to work successfully in a diverse global team 


  • Be willing to experiment and work on new initiatives like pilot projects 




How to Apply 




Please attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your reasons for interest in the position. We will consider applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 


Work in a way that works for you 


We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organisation. With an average length of service of 9 years, we are confident that we offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, shared parental leave, study assistance and sabbaticals, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and your long-term goals. 


  • Working remotely from home and at our office in a hybrid working style 


  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times you work in the day 


Working with us 


We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to help you succeed. Here, you will find an inclusive, agile, collaborative, innovative and fun environment, where everyone has a part to play. Regardless of the team you join, we promote a diverse environment with co-workers who are passionate about what they do, and how they do it. 


At Elsevier, we know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career, as this role is global, benefits may vary according to your location. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer: 


  • Health care plans and benefits 


  • Modern Family Benefits, including maternity, paternity, adoption and surrogacy 


  • Life assurance and accident policies 


  • Comprehensive pension and retirement plans 


  • Access to learning and development resources 


  • Your recruiter will advise you on the benefits package for your location 


About Us 


A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world’s grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world. 




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