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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Communications (Cell Biology)

Springer Nature Ltd
Shanghai, Beijing, Jersey City, Nanjing, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Communications (Cell Biology)


Organization: Nature Communications


Location: Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC or Jersey City (hybrid working) -  Internal applicants in other journals editorial hub locations are also welcome to apply.


Closing date: 3rd June, 2024


 Nature Portfolio is the world's leader in publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences. Its journals include Nature, the Nature Research journals, the Nature Reviews journals and Nature Communications.


 Do you love science but feel that a career at the bench isn't enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural world? Do you enjoy reading papers outside your chosen area of research? If the answer is 'yes' to any or all of these questions, you could be the person we're looking for to join the editorial team of Nature Communications.


 Nature Communications is the leading multidisciplinary Open Access journal, publishing high-quality scientific research. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we're looking for an expert in cell biology.




The responsibilities include:


Handling original research papers and working closely with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review. Making well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice. Determining the representation of their subject in the journal. Liaising extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature family and with experts in the international scientific community. Attending conferences and visiting research institutions. Commission and edit reviews and write Editorials.  


To be considered for the position, you will have:


A PhD (or equivalent) in a field of cell biology Significant research experience is preferred but not essential. A thorough understanding of recent trends and developments in the field is essential. A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research, both within and beyond your specialty. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken). The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of this discipline. Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish. Editorial experience is not required.  


The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor for Cell and Developmental Biology in the Biological Sciences division. This demanding and intellectually stimulating role is located in any of our China or US offices on a hybrid working pattern. The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis. 




Applicants should include a CV and a covering letter explaining their interest in the post. Apply early, applications will be considered as they are received.


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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US employees are eligible for benefits including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life and AD&D insurance, tuition assistance, employee assistance program, paid vacation and sick time, flexible spending accounts, and a 401k retirement savings plan.




In order to comply with various pay transparency laws and legislations in the United States, the salary range and benefits for this position are listed below. This information is only applicable to US-based candidates and the actual salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level. Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Editor: $74,000 | Senior Editor: $91,000.




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