Nature Microbiology seeks to appoint a Locum Associate or Senior Editor to join our exciting, dedicated team, publishing original research in all areas of microbiology and developing the highest standards in editorial practice. The successful candidate will handle manuscripts in all areas of microbiology, with a special focus on bacteriology, and play a key role in determining how the field is represented – through the editorial assessment of manuscripts for publication, management of peer review, commissioning and writing of content and by acting as Nature Microbiology’s interface with the relevant parts of the research community.
This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position, and call for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. A key aspect of the job is interaction with the scientific community, including attending international conferences. The successful candidate must, therefore, be a great communicator, and have excellent interpersonal skills and be prepared to travel as may be required.
The successful candidate will need a strong track record of research in microbiology, ideally in bacteriology.
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience preferable. Previous editorial experience is beneficial but not essential.
The position is offered on a full-time basis for 6 months to cover parental leave and its starting date is as soon as possible.
The position will be based in the offices of Springer Nature, and the terms and conditions are competitive, reflecting the importance and responsibilities of the role.
Applications should include all of the following:
1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and indicating salary expectation and right to work
2. A CV / resume detailing your education, relevant employment history, list of published scientific papers, and any other achievements that demonstrate your suitability for the position.
3. A concise discussion of recent scientific developments that you have found particularly exciting (stating why).
Please note the closing date 7th April 2020