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(Associate) Scientific Editor, Molecular Cell

Cell Press
Beijing or Shanghai or Shenzhen
Negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Are you interested in a career as a scientific editor?


Would you like to be part of a team that delivers scientific publications to a global community?


About our Team


At STM Journals, we collaborate with researchers to facilitate the publication of their impactful scientific discoveries, with a focus on rigorous peer review, ethics, and reproducibility. In support of our portfolio of 2700+ hybrid and open access scientific journals, you will actively contribute to advancing science, improving health outcomes, and fostering equitable participation in publishing.


About the Role


As a member of the Molecular Cell team, you would help publish the best research in molecular biology. We are looking for candidates with great communication skills and research experience in one or more of the topics published in Molecular Cell. See our Aims and Scope -




This is a full-time editorial position that would be based in either Beijing or Shanghai.




Please include a cover letter describing why you are interested in the job and how your skills and knowledge could contribute to your success in this role.






  • Assessing submissions and overseeing the peer review and editorial process
  • Recruiting exciting research studies and commissioning and manage a pipeline of high-quality reviews and editorial content
  • Establishing relationships with researchers and representing the journal and Cell Press at scientific meetings and visits to research institutions
  • Contributing to broader Cell Press initiatives to shape the future of science communication



  • A Ph.D. in any area related to molecular biology
  • Ability to think critically about a wide range of scientific issues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest in engaging with the scientific community
  • Talent for distilling complex concepts and communicating them
  • The ability to work well in diverse team settings
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • We would expect at least two years of prior editorial experience for Scientific Editor level, while no prior editorial experience would be necessary for the Associate Scientific Editor level



Work in a way that works for you


We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organisation. 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 flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive

Working for you


We know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:
Medical and Life Insurance: Coverage for Medical and life risk.
•            Long-Service Award: Recognition for loyalty and dedication.
•            Marriage and New Baby Gifts: Celebratory tokens for special life events.
•            Festivals and Birthday Gifts: Spreading joy on occasions that matter.
•            Annual Medical Check-up: Prioritizing employee well-being through regular health check-ups.
•            Flexible Benefits via CIIC Platform: Personalized benefits accessible through a user-friendly platform.
•            Paid Time Off: Annual Leave, Flex Family Care Leave, Birthday Leave, Marriage Leave, Compassionate Leave, Medical and Hospitalization Leave, Examination Leave Gazetted Public Holiday
•            Family Care leave (Maternity/Paternity Leave and Adoption Leave)


About the Business


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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