We are looking for two full-time scientific editors to join the Cell editorial team. For one of the positions, we are looking for candidates with expertise in immunology. For the other position, we welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any topic area covered by the journal. Previous editorial experience is an advantage but is not required. We are open to considering candidates at junior and senior levels.
The core responsibilities of this position include
• Recruiting exciting research studies and review material
• Assessing submitted research papers
• Overseeing the peer review process
• Engaging the scientific community in their labs and at conferences to learn about scientific developments and establish relationships
As an editor at Cell, you will also have opportunities to contribute to broader Cell Press initiatives, advocate for science, provide thought leadership, and influence the practice and direction of science and scientific communication.
• Broad interests, love of science, and desire to learn. As an editor, you will need to understand the diverse science covered by Cell, and you will need to appreciate the issues and questions that drive different fields.
• A talent for clear communication. Good editors help authors make their message clear, concise, and compelling, so readers know why the science is important and how it will impact their work.
• Interest in digital communication and publishing trends.
• Creativity, willingness to experiment, and desire to improve.
• The ability to organize, prioritize, and focus.
• Great interpersonal skills. Collaboration and networking are core aspects of the job.
• PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants with a professional background such as running a research group or working in industry are also encouraged to apply.
Our preference is for the new editors to be based in our Cell Press office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. However, depending on work permit status, we would be open to having editors based in one of our Elsevier offices in the European Union. Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment. Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please include a cover letter describing why you are interested in the job and how your skills, knowledge, and background could contribute to the journal.
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