Scientific Editor, Cell Reports Physical Science

Elsevier Inc.

Cambridge, MA, United States

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The role:
We are looking for a Scientific Editor to join the editorial team of Cell Reports Physical Science (CRPS) handling physics. CRPS is a new high quality, open access Cell Press journal spanning the whole of the physical sciences including chemistry, physics, energy, materials science, and related areas. CRPS will sits alongside Cell Reports, Cell Press’s premier life science open access journal now in its 8th year, and also has close ties with Chem, Joule and Matter.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team to manage physics content and to shape and develop the journal as it grows. Responsibilities will include assessing submitted research papers, making editorial recommendations, and overseeing the peer review process; commissioning reviews and preview articles; traveling to scientific conferences and academic institutes; developing strong ties with relevant research communities; organizing scientific conferences; and contributing to Cell Press growth and innovation projects.

Applicants must hold a PhD in physics or a closely related field, and post-doctoral experience/previous editorial experience would be beneficial but are not essential for the role. Full training will be provided on the job, as part of a growing and vibrant team.

What we are looking for:

Some of the key attributes that we are looking for in the ideal candidate are:

(1) A PhD in physics or a related scientific discipline

(2) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

(3) Proven strong and global research networks and connections

(4) Broad scientific interest in science and publishing

(5) Critical thinking and the willingness to learn and absorb new areas of research

(6) The ability to work successfully both independently and in a diverse global team

Elsevier is the world’s leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray’s Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds’ leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on ClinicalKey to get critical information that can save lives. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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