Reviews Editor, Development – maternity cover
Based in Cambridge, UK
We are currently seeking applications for the role of Reviews Editor at Development. This is a temporary position (maternity cover) anticipated to last up to 12 months, starting June 2017.
Joining an experienced and successful team, this is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to one of the major journals in the field of developmental biology. Development publishes primary research articles, reviews and other front section content across the breadth of the developmental biology and stem cell fields.
Applicants will hold a PhD in developmental or stem cell biology. Post-doctoral and/or previous editorial experience is desirable, although we will provide full training.
- Commissioning, handling peer review and developmental editing of material for the front section of the journal
- Representing the journal at international conferences and within the wider scientific community
- Writing press releases, article highlights and material for Development’s community website ‘the Node’
- Creative involvement in the journal’s development
The successful candidate will have a broad interest in science, the scientific community and publishing. Excellent interpersonal and literary skills, enthusiasm and commitment are also essential requirements for the position.
The Reviews Editor will work alongside an experienced in-house team, including the Executive Editor and current Reviews Editor, as well as with our international team of academic editors.
This maternity cover position provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience on a highly successful life-science journal, and offers an attractive salary and benefits. The position is full-time and will be based in The Company of Biologists’ attractive modern office on the outskirts of Cambridge, UK.
The Company of Biologists (biologists.com) exists to support biologists and inspire advances in biology. At the heart of what we do are our five specialist journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open – two of them fully open access. All are edited by expert researchers in the field, and all articles are subjected to rigorous peer review. We take great pride in the experience of our editorial team and the quality of the work we publish. We believe that the profits from publishing the hard work of biologists should support scientific discovery and help develop future scientists. Our grants help support societies, meetings and individuals. Our workshops and meetings give the opportunity to network and collaborate.
Applicants should send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a covering letter that summarises their relevant experience, why they are enthusiastic about this opportunity, and their current salary level. Applicants should be eligible to work in the UK and should be able to travel internationally.
Applications should be received by February 28th 2017, though we may be able to consider later applications.