Cell Press is seeking a full-time scientific Assistant Editor to work on two journals, Cell Systems and iScience. Cell Systems is a monthly, hybrid open-access journal. It publishes exceptional work that uses math, engineering, physics, statistics, or computer science to interrogate salient biological problems. iScience is a new, broad-scope, open-access, digital-only journal that publishes on demand. It champions basic life and physical science by publishing research in a straightforward and timely way. Your job will be to ensure that all high-quality, interdisciplinary manuscripts submitted to Cell Press can be offered good, appropriate homes. This will require you to work dynamically between both journal teams while also being an integral part of each.
Compelling applicants will bring curiosity, generosity, and incisive thinking to their work. They will be comfortable thinking independently about difficult scientific problems and adept at communicating complicated ideas with precision, nuance, and clarity. Most importantly, they will care deeply about science and have strong convictions about how to serve the scientific community well.
This is a full-time in-house editorial position, based in our main US office in Cambridge, MA.
We will consider applications on a rolling basis until July 1, 2019. To apply, please include your CV or resume and a cover letter describing why you are interested in this role. Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.
Key Responsibilities Will Include:
Assessing submitted research papers for both Cell Systems and iScience
Overseeing the peer review process at both journals
Working collaboratively with researchers and editors
Recruiting high-quality, interdisciplinary research papers
Representing Cell Systems, iScience, and Cell Press at scientific meetings, and visits to research institutions
A PhD in systems biology, bioengineering, biophysics, bioinformatics, or a related discipline is required. Post-doctoral experience is an advantage but not required.
Previous editorial experience is desirable, but not required. Applicants with a professional background, such as running a research group or working in industry, are also encouraged to apply.
Openness to new ideas and a desire to learn continuously.
Exceptional writing and communication skills.
What We Offer:
Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating, collaborative working environment.
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