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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Human Behaviour

Springer Nature Ltd
Shanghai (CN)
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Biomedicine, Health Science, Life Science
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Full time

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Job Title:  Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Human Behaviour

Location: Shanghai, Berlin or Heidelberg

Closing date: March 8, 2024

Nature Human Behaviour seeks an Associate or Senior Editor with a background in public health/epidemiology, behavioural genetics, computational science or the quantitative social sciences to join its editorial team.  No prior editorial experience is required as full training is given, although applicants with significant editorial experience will be considered for a Senior Editor position. This is a full-time position and will be located in our Shanghai, Berlin or Heidelberg offices.  


Launched in January 2017, Nature Human Behaviour publishes research of outstanding significance into any aspect of individual or collective human behaviour. The journal has a strong multidisciplinary identity, encompassing research across the social, biological, health, and physical sciences. 


The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor and play an important role in shaping the content and profile of the journal. You will participate in all aspects of the editorial process, including:


  • Manuscript selection and peer review
  • Commissioning and editing News & Views and Reviews
  • Writing for the journal
  • Liaising with the research community through laboratory visits and international conferences


Skills / Experience:

  • A PhD in public health/epidemiology, behavioural genetics, computational science or the quantitative social sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates with a multidisciplinary background, strong quantitative skills, and broad interests in human behaviour research, as the role involves engaging with research in multiple diverse disciplines
  • Superior abilities in the communication of scientific ideas, and willingness and ability to learn new fields
  • Strong networking skills


To apply: Please submit your CV, a covering letter, and a concise discussion (500 words maximum) of recent scientific developments in human behaviour research which you have found particularly exciting (stating why). 


Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and should arrive no later than March 8th, 2024. Interviews will take place over video conference.


At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here

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