*Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Cancer
New York or London*
Nature Cancer is a new journal in the Nature Research portfolio, publishing the most significant advances across the full spectrum of cancer research in the life, physical, applied and social sciences, spanning basic preclinical, translational and clinical work. The journal’s broad scope covers all cancer research offering new insights into cancer biology and genetics, new approaches for the development and delivery of diagnostics and therapies, and new ways of understanding the global societal impact of cancer, ensuring that the work published reaches the widest possible audience.
To help us to build on the success of this journal, we are seeking a highly motivated scientist with a strong interest in cancer research and the ability to think critically across a range of topics. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in cancer immunology and therapy, but all applicants with a strong background in cancer research are welcome to apply.
The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor, and play an important role in helping the chief to shape the future of the journal. They will work closely with the Chief Editor and the Nature Cancer team on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection, overseeing the peer-review process, commissioning and editing of Reviews and News & Views and writing for the journal. They will liaise extensively with editors at other Nature journals and with the scientific community through laboratory visits and international conferences. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills and the ability to absorb new areas of research and to recommend well-reasoned editorial decisions in light of expert advice are crucial. Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with previous editorial experience are encouraged to apply.
To be considered for the position, you will have:
A PhD (or equivalent) and preferably postdoctoral experience, with a strong track record in cancer research, oncology or a related field.
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 assess and discuss the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of the journal’s scope.
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.
Be comfortable with working in a fast-paced collaborative environment – team spirit is essential.
This is a full-time permanent position, located in our New York or London offices. To apply, please send:
• A CV and cover letter explaining your interest in the post and indicating salary expectations.
• A selection of 6 recently published articles, which in your view represent the spectrum of cancer research. For each article please provide the full reference and link together with a brief (2-3 sentences) rationale for your choice.
• A concise discussion of recently published developments in cancer research, which you found particularly exciting. This piece should be 700-1000 words in the style of the News & Views articles of the Nature journals.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and should arrive no later than January 20th 2020.