[ES_JOBS_NET] Life Science Editor - Nature Communications

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Mon Sep 7 10:58:56 MDT 2015

Job Title: Life Science Editor
Location: London
Closing Date: 9/21/2015
Salary Range: Salary dependent on skills and experience

Nature Publishing Group Life Science Editor - Nature Communications Nature
Publishing Group (NPG) is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, dedicated
to serving the academic, professional scientific and medical communities.

Nature Communications is an innovative multidisciplinary science journal,
and it is the flagship, Nature-branded fully Open Access journal. The
journal publishes high-quality research from the breadth of the natural
sciences and has already developed a strong track record in these

We now have exciting opportunities for biology editors to join our
editorial team. The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent), and
preferably postdoctoral experience, in an area of the biological sciences.
Candidates with a background in the study of evolutionary biology,
palaeontology, biotechnology, immunology or microbiology are particularly
encouraged to apply. Editorial experience would be beneficial, but is not

Reporting to a Team Manager (biological sciences), the successful
candidates will play an important role in determining the representation of
their field in the journal and will work closely with the other editors on
all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection. This
role will also entail significant liaison with the scientific community and
other Nature research journal editors in UK, US and China.

This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position. Broad
scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills and a keen
interest in the practice and communication of science are a prerequisite.
The successful candidates must therefore have excellent communication and
interpersonal skills. The salary and benefits will be competitive,
reflecting the critical importance and responsibilities of this role.

The role can be located in our London or New York office.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in
the UK or US in order to be considered for these positions.

Applicants should include a CV, a covering letter explaining their interest
in the post and a Research Highlights piece in the style of Nature Cell
Biology (300 words) on a recent paper from a related discipline.

Closing date: 21st September 2015

For more information about the Macmillan group * click here to visit our
website.* <http://www.macmillan.com>
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