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Features & Reviews Editor – Journal of Cell Science

Posted by , on 22 August 2022

Location: Cambridge, UK

Closing Date: 22 September 2022

Journal of Cell Science, published by The Company of Biologists, is seeking enthusiastic and motivated applicants for the role of Features & Reviews Editor.

Joining an experienced and successful team, including Academic Editor-in-Chief Michael Way, this is an exciting opportunity for you 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 also has strong community links, including providing support for early-career researchers and reaching out to the microscopy community through its innovative blog, FocalPlane.

You should have a PhD, and ideally postdoctoral experience, in cell biology or a relevant scientific field, and a broad knowledge of cell biology. You will also 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 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. You 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, with at least half of working time being in person at the office currently.

The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. The Company publishes five specialist peer-reviewed journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models &
Mechanisms and Biology Open.

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 community sites provide researchers with
opportunities for networking and the sharing of research and related information. Our grants help support societies, meetings and individuals. Our workshops and meetings give the opportunity to network and collaborate. As the Company approaches its centenary in 2025, this is an exciting time
to join us as we plan our celebrations.

The Company of Biologists is proud of its inclusive culture and we believe that everyone has a contribution to make. We want all our employees to feel included, valued and appreciated. We believe in equality of opportunity for all staff and encourage applications from all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status and citizenship.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in the post to, together with a 400-word summary of a recent ground-breaking development in cell biology.

Initial application deadline is 22 September 2022, but we will consider applications on a rolling basis so encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Closing Date: 22 September 2022

Scientific fields: Cell biology

Model systems:

Duration: Permanent

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