Associate or Senior Editor, BMC Bioinformatics (43721)

Springer Nature

London, United Kingdom

Job Title: Associate or Senior Editor, BMC Bioinformatics

Location: London, Berlin, New York or Shanghai

Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date for Applications: 15th July 2022

BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Biomedical Engineering are looking for an Associate or Senior Editor with a strong interest in bioinformatics to work across these open access titles.

These BMC Series journals publish scientifically valid and technically rigorous research. In this role, you would be responsible for handling manuscripts, providing advice to external editorial board members and developing the content of these journals. Communication is a key part of this role, as you will need to build excellent and productive relationships with the editorial board. You will also work closely with internal teams responsible for editorial support, as well as marketing.

This is a dynamic and varied role that will give you the opportunity to see content across a broad range of topics and contribute to the success of BMC as a whole.


Oversee the content published in these journals, primarily by advising on content handled by editorial board members, but also by handling individual submissions yourself where required, assessing their relevance to the journal and selecting peer reviewers as needed. Support the investigation and resolution of publishing or research ethics cases. Contribute to journal development plans for each journal in your portfolio, taking into account individual journal performance and development needs, as well as the overall strategy of the BMC journals. Ensure that appropriate editorial standards are upheld. Build excellent communications and relationships with Editorial Board Members and authors. Ensure that all members of the Editorial Board are fully aware of the ethos and editorial policies of the journal and the BMC series, and have all necessary training and information to perform their roles.


Educated to PhD level (or equivalent), in a relevant field An interest in open access publishing An interest in bioinformatics Excellent communication skills Excellent time management and prioritization skills, able to balance short-term deadlines with long-term goals Self-starter with a positive, can-do approach to problem-solving Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels Willing to travel occasionally and represent BMC at external events

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Quote Reference: Associate or Senior Editor, BMC Bioinformatics(43721)