Springer Nature, the publisher of Nature, is looking to recruit Associate or Senior Editors for Nature Aging, a new journal that will launch in 2021.
Nature Aging will publish aging research in its broadest sense, providing a home for significant advances in the natural, health and social sciences alike. The journal will bring together those seeking to understand aging and diseases of aging at a molecular and cellular level with those applying this knowledge to increase human lifespan and healthspan, and those addressing the socio-economic challenges arising from our aging populations.
The range of topics and disciplines to be covered includes (but is not limited to): molecular and cellular biology of aging, aging and stem cell biology, rejuvenation and tissue repair, physiology of aging and longevity, diseases of aging, gerontology, geriatrics, mental health and aging, clinical interventions, biomarker studies, epidemiology, public health and socio-economic aspects of aging.
We are now looking to recruit Associate or Senior editors for the journal: this is an exciting opportunity to join the team that will help shape and launch a new academic journal, to present a fully cross-disciplinary picture of aging research. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and preferably postdoctoral experience, with a strong research record. Candidates with a background in clinical research, public health and/or quantitative research approaches, in particular biostatistics, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidates will work closely with the Chief Editor and, together, the Nature Aging team will work on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and peer review, the commissioning and editing of Reviews and News & Views articles, and also writing for the journal. Nature Aging will be part of a dynamic editorial and publishing environment that also includes Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Cancer and Nature Neuroscience.
These are demanding and intellectually stimulating positions. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills, the ability to absorb new areas of research, and a keen interest in the practice and communication of science are all required. Applicants should be dynamic, outgoing and have excellent interpersonal skills. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the scientific community through laboratory visits and international conferences — willingness to travel is essential.
The positions will be based in one of our international offices: in London, New York, or Berlin. Please state your preferred location in your application.
To apply, please send
• A CV, and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the post;
• A ‘Research Highlight’ style piece (up to 200 words) on a recent paper from the scientific literature.
Please contact Niki Scaplehorn (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any queries regarding these positions.
Closing date for applications is March 9th 2020