Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Associate Editor – Clinical or Translational Research

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Associate Editor – Clinical or Translational Research

PLOS is a non-profit publisher and advocacy organization with a mission to transform research communication. We are currently looking for an Associate Editor to join the PLOS ONE Cancer and Medicine editorial team. The position will be based in the PLOS office in Cambridge, UK or San Francisco.

As an Associate Editor, you will work with other staff editors to oversee the editorial process for submissions to PLOS ONE. The role involves a wide array of editorial responsibilities, from daily submission assessments to the development of editorial policies.
We are looking to broaden the skills covered by our editorial team and particularly encourage candidates with a background in pharmacology or drug discovery in a clinical research setting, or other areas in biomedical, clinical and translational research, including endocrinology, gastroenterology and hepatology. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in research involving human subjects, human samples/data or clinical trials.
The journal’s broad scope and focus on innovation provides a unique opportunity to gain and advance editorial skills. The position offers an excellent opportunity for candidates looking for a move from research into Open Access scholarly publishing, as well as those seeking to advance their editorial experience.

• Assess new submissions and guide manuscripts through the review process
• Oversee editorial decisions
• Provide support to external Academic Editors
• Develop editorial policies and processes
• Represent PLOS ONE at scientific meetings

Qualifications and experience
• Experience in a scientific research environment and strong familiarity with the scholarly literature
• A PhD or similar clinical qualification in a relevant subject area
• Highly organised and efficient, with strong problem-solving abilities
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral

Applicants should be able to adapt to fast-paced environments and show a proven interest in editorial matters and the scholarly literature.

About PLOS
PLOS (founded as the Public Library of Science) is a non-profit publisher and advocacy organization located in San Francisco, CA, USA and Cambridge, UK. PLOS makes scientific research openly available to everyone online, free of embargoes and other restrictions. Our journals accelerate discovery by implementing innovative approaches to the assessment, communication and reuse of research.
PLOS strives to recruit talented professionals from many backgrounds and disciplines who share a passion for our mission. We offer a dynamic start up culture and open, collaborative work environment together with a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
If you’re passionate about making a difference in the dissemination of scientific research, explore PLOS for the next move in your career. For more information about PLOS, visit

Application Process
Please apply on company’s website
The closing date is 31 January 2020.
Please note you must include a Covering Letter and CV to be considered for this role.
No phone calls or visits, please. Principals only – email from recruiters will be ignored.

Equal Opportunities
PLOS is an equal opportunity employer.
The aim of our policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee or agency or other worker or client or visitor receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex (including pregnancy and gender reassignment), marital or civil partner status, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, or mental or physical disability. When making recruitment and employment decisions, PLOS does not discriminate unlawfully on the basis of sex, marital or civil partner status, sexual orientation, race, age, colour, nationality, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability or any condition other than that person’s suitability. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfilment of this policy, with respect to recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, recruitment advertising, pay and other forms of compensation, training and general treatment during employment.

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