Joining an experienced and successful team, including Editor-in-Chief Michael Way, this is an exciting opportunity for a talented scientific editor to make a significant contribution to an important journal in the field of cell biology. Journal of Cell Science publishes outstanding primary research articles, reviews and topical comment, and continues to expand its services to authors and readers.
Applicants should have a PhD, and ideally postdoctoral experience, in cell biology or a relevant scientific field, and a broad knowledge of cell biology. The successful candidate will have strong communication, networking and interpersonal skills. We are also looking for enthusiasm, motivation, commitment, and a broad interest in science and the scientific community. Editorial experience is preferable but not essential.
Core responsibilities include:
- Commissioning, handling peer review and developmental editing of review-type content
- Maintaining and developing the ‘Cell Scientists to Watch’ interviews section of the journal
- Writing content for the Research Highlights section of the journal
- Representation of the journal at local and international conferences and within the wider scientific community
- Creative involvement in the journal’s development and marketing activities
Additional responsibilities may be available for the right candidate. The Features and Reviews Editor will work alongside both an experienced Executive Editor and Senior Editor. This is a permanent, full-time position, and is based in The Company of Biologists’ attractive modern offices on the outskirts of Cambridge, UK.
The Company of Biologists 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. We take great pride in 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 be eligible to work in the UK and are requested to send to firstname.lastname@example.org: a CV; a 400-word summary of a recent ground-breaking development in cell biology; and a cover letter explaining their interest in the post. Initial application deadline is 6 November 2019, but we will consider applications on a rolling basis so encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.