Scientific Editor, iScience
Cell Press is looking to expand the team of scientific editors working on iScience (https://www.cell.com/iscience), an exciting broad scope open access journal publishing in the life and physical sciences.
We are seeking to add a dynamic and enthusiastic Associate or Senior Editor, depending on experience, who shares our passion for helping scientists publish their work in a straightforward and timely way.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Recruiting exciting research papers for submission to iScience and fostering communities of interest
- Commission review content
- Assess submitted research papers
- Oversee the peer review process for direct submissions and transferred contributions
- Establish relationships with researchers
- Recruit exciting research papers for submission to iScience
- Commission review content
- Represent the journal and Cell Press at scientific meetings, and visit research institutions
- Work collaboratively with academic editorial board members and editors
- Build effective working relationships with colleagues across Cell Press and beyond
This is a full-time in-house editorial position. It can be based in our main office in Cambridge, MA, USA, or in Oxford/London, UK, Beijing, China, or Amsterdam, Netherlands.
•What you should bring:
- PhD in a life discipline is a must. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in microbiology, immunology, biotechnology, genetics, ecology & evolution and sustainability, but we are open to scientists with backgrounds in any area that the journal covers.
- Previous editorial experience is desirable, but not required. We are open to hiring at more senior levels for candidates with appropriate experience.
- Applicants with a professional background such as running a research group or working in industry are also encouraged.
- Broad scientific interests, a desire to learn, and the ability to think critically about a wide range of scientific issues. As a scientific editor, you will need to develop an understanding of the diverse areas covered by the journal, as well as be open to exciting emerging topics.
- Great interpersonal skills. Collaboration and networking are core aspects of the job.
- Strong ability to communicate clearly.
- Strong ability to organize, prioritize, and focus.
- Creativity, willingness to experiment, and desire to improve.
- The ability to work well in a team.
What we offer:
Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment that encourages innovation. Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.
We will consider applications on a rolling basis until [XYZ date]
To apply, please submit:
- A resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.
- A selection of 6-8 recently published articles that you feel reflect the character of the new
physics journal you would wish to create. (Provide the full reference and link to the article, and give a brief rationale for your choice).
Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the role is filled.
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