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Locum Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Cancer

Employer
Springer Nature Ltd
Location
Berlin, Heidelberg or London - Hybrid working model
Salary
Competitive salary + excellent benefits package
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Discipline
Health Science
Job Type
Editor
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Fixed term
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Industry

Job Details

Position: Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Cancer

Department: Research Publishing 

Location(s): Berlin, Heidelberg or London - Hybrid working model

Deadline: 8th May 2024

 

This is a full-time locum position, located in our Berlin, Heidelberg or London offices on a hybrid working model.

Nature Cancer is the journal in the Nature Portfolio that publishes the most significant advances across the full spectrum of cancer research, spanning basic preclinical, translational and clinical work. The journal’s broad scope covers all research offering new insights into cancer biology, immunology, genetics and genomics, the development and delivery of new therapies and diagnostics, clinical oncology and new ways of understanding the global societal impact of cancer, ensuring that the work published reaches the widest possible audience.

To help us to build on the success of Nature Cancer we are seeking a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in any area of cancer research and oncology, including cancer biology, immunology, genetics & genomics, translational and clinical research.

 

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor and will contribute to shaping the future of the journal. They will work closely with the close-knit Nature Cancer team on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection, overseeing the peer-review process, commissioning and editing Reviews, Commentary and News & Views and writing for the journal. They will liaise extensively with the scientific community through laboratory visits and international conferences, virtually or in-person.

To be considered for the position, you will have:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) and preferably postdoctoral experience, with a strong track record in cancer research, oncology or a related field within the scope of the journal. Editorial experience is not required, but applicants with previous editorial experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Breadth of knowledge and interest in cancer research, both within and beyond your specialty, and the ability to absorb new areas of research.
  • Excellent literary, communication and interpersonal skills and fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • The ability to assess and discuss the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to Nature Cancer and covering different areas of the journal's scope, and to recommend well-reasoned editorial decisions in light of expert advice.
  • Eagerness to represent Nature Cancer to the worldwide community of cancer researchers; to meet scientists and learn more about them and their work; and to tell them about the journal and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment – diligence, self-motivation, flexibility and team spirit are essential.

To apply, please send in a single document:

  • Your CV A cover letter explaining your interest in the post and indicating salary expectations and preferred office location. A concise 700-1000 word piece in the style of the News & Views articles of Nature Cancer, discussing recently published developments in cancer research (excluding Nature Cancer papers), which you found particularly exciting. 

 

 

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 https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion

If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us so we can make all necessary accommodation.

For more information about career opportunities in Springer Nature please visit https://careers.springernature.com/

 

 

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