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Scientific Editor

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive salary plus Benefits
Closing date
12 Aug 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Scientific Editor iScience (Cell Press)

Are you interested in a career as a scientific editor?

Would you like to contribute to the success of Cell Press?


About our Team

Cell Press stands out as a leading publisher in the scientific world, recognized for its influential journals, commitment to excellence, and support for the global research community. Through our rigorous editorial standards, innovative publishing models, and dedication to open access, Cell Press continues to play a crucial role in advancing scientific discovery and knowledge dissemination.

About the Role

We seek to expand our team of scientific editors for iScience. An open-access journal of Cell Press, publishing original research  in life, health, physical, earth and social sciences. We're looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Scientific Editor passionate about helping scientists publish promptly and effectively.



  • Assessing submitted research papers


  • Overseeing the peer review process for direct submissions and transferred contributions


  • Recruiting exciting research papers and fostering communities of interest


  • Commissioning review content


  • Establishing relationships with researchers




  • Have a PhD in life sciences (essential).


  • Have previous editorial experience or demonstrable experience in scholarly, publishing as an author, referee, etc.


  • Have great interpersonal skills. Collaboration and networking are core aspects of the job


  • Have an excellent ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing




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:

  • Generous holiday allowance with the option to buy additional days


  • Health screening,


  • eye care vouchers and private medical benefits


  • Wellbeing programs


  • Life assurance


  • Access to a competitive contributory pension scheme


  • Save As You Earn share option scheme


  • Travel Season ticket loan


  • Electric Vehicle Scheme


  • Optional Dental Insurance


  • Maternity, paternity and shared parental leave Employee Assistance Programme


  • Access to emergency care for both the elderly and children


  • RECARES days, giving you time to support the charities and causes that matter to you


  • Access to employee resource groups with dedicated time to volunteer


  • Access to extensive learning and development resources Access to employee discounts scheme via Perks at Work


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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