Springer Nature

Team Manager (Neuroscience and Psychology), Nature Communications

Springer Nature

NY, United States

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Job Title: Team Manager (Neuroscience and Psychology), Nature Communications
Organization: Nature Communications
Locations: London, New York
Closing date: 15 March 2020

Nature Research is the world’s leader in publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences. Its journals include Nature, the Nature Research journals, the Nature Reviews journals and Nature Communications.

Nature Communications is the leading multidisciplinary Open Access journal, publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences. We are now looking for a Team Manager to manage the editorial team handling neuroscience and psychology papers for the journal.

The Team Manager role at Nature Communications is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position that has responsibility for determining the growth and future direction of the journal within a specific subject area.

The responsibilities include:

  • Managing a team of 7 editors; overseeing their day-to day workload and ensuring manuscripts are handled in accordance with journal policies.
  • Determining the representation of the neuroscience and psychology content published in the journal; ensuring growth in both quality and quantity.
  • Handling original research papers, and working closely with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review.
  • Making well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice.
  • Liaising extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature family and with experts in the international scientific community.
  • Attending conferences and visiting research institutions.

To be considered for the position, you will have:

  • Editorial experience, with demonstrated knowledge of processes and ethics in academic publishing.
  • A PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience or psychology.
  • A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research across the life sciences.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of this discipline.
  • Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.

This role is located in our London or New York offices. The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

Applicants should include a resume and a covering letter explaining their interest in the post and how they envision representing the interests of the neuroscience and psychology research communities at the journal.

Candidates will be considered as they apply

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life and AD&D
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Summer Hours

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Quote Reference: Springer Nature