Reed Elsevier PLC/N.V.

Trends Editor

Elsevier

Cambridge, MA, United States

Trends in Microbiology provides a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of microbiology: from cell biology and immunology to genetics and evolution, and ranges across virology, bacteriology, protozoology and mycology. As the full-time Editor of Trends in Microbiology, you will be responsible for acquiring and developing the very best commentary, correspondence, and review articles in this fast-moving and fascinating field.

By growing and leveraging your network of contacts in academia and industry, and acquiring new knowledge from reading the latest research and attending leading conferences, you will ensure that Trends in Microbiology maintains its leading position. You will guide the direction of the journal by adapting its scope, article types, and communication style to meet the evolving needs of your research community.

This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of scientific communication at a time when the global research community is overwhelmed by the sheer volume of research being published every day. An exciting challenge of your job will be to explore new ways to use articles published in the journal and innovative technology to give the global research community answers to key questions in the across microbiology.

Your responsibilities

· Keep abreast of the field; identify key authors and research topics where a review or short overview will benefit the research community.

· Commission and manage a pipeline of high-quality reviews, commentaries, forums, and other types of articles across the breadth of the field.

· Manage the peer review and editorial process.

· Provide developmental editing for manuscripts to help shape and strengthen reviews.

· Build strong relationships in the wider scientific community.

· Devise and execute strategy for your journal.

· Collaborate with colleagues in other departments and units across the organization.

· Execute data-driven innovation and experimentation to the benefit of your journal community’s needs.

Requirements

· PhD in the life sciences, preferably in Microbiology or a related discipline. Post-doctoral training is an advantage.

· Passion for science and scientific communication.

· Strong interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills.

· Ability to work independently, autonomously, and proactively.

· A can-do attitude, strategic mindset, and solution orientation.

Previous publishing experience is not necessary – we will make sure you get the training and development you need.

We will consider applications on a rolling basis until November 8, 2019.

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