Springer Nature Associate Editor Job

Springer Nature Associate Editor Job Opening – PhD Genomics Apply Online

Associate or Senior Editor (microbial genetics, evolution, and epidemiology) Nature Communications

Date: May 1, 2024

Location: London, GB Pune, IN New York, US

Company: Springer Nature Group

About Springer Nature Group

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Job Title: Associate or Senior Editor (microbial genetics, evolution, and epidemiology), Nature Communications

Locations: London, New York, Philadelphia, or Pune – Hybrid working model.

Closing date: 14th May. Candidates will be considered as they apply.

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.

About the role

Do you love science but feel that a career at the bench isn’t enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural world? Do you enjoy reading papers outside your chosen area of research? If the answer is ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions, you could be the person we’re looking for to join the editorial team of Nature Communications.

Nature Communications is the leading multidisciplinary Open Access journal, publishing high-quality scientific research. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we’re seeking an editor who has a critical eye, a deep understanding of their subject and interests beyond, and who can think on their feet. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor for microbiology and infectious diseases in the health and clinical science division.

This demanding and intellectually stimulating role is located in one of our offices in London, New York, Philadelphia, or Pune on a hybrid working pattern. The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis, and its starting date is envisaged as soon as possible within the next few months.

Role Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Determining the representation of their subject in the journal.
  • 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.
  • Commissioning and editing Reviews, and writing Editorials.

Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in a field related to microbial genetics and/or genomics, evolution, and epidemiology.
  • Significant research experience is preferred but not essential.
  • A thorough understanding of recent trends and developments in the field is essential.
  • A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research, both within and beyond your specialty.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and fluency 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.
  • Eagerness 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.
  • Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for Senior Editor positions.

To apply: Applicants should include a CV, a covering letter explaining their interest in the post and their preferred office of employment, and a separate concise (300-400 words) discussion of a recent scientific development that they found particularly exciting (stating why).


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