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New Reviews Editor at Development

Posted by , on 6 November 2012

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Associate Reviews Editor (Stem Cells) Development
Based in Cambridge, UK

Applications are sought for a new role of Associate Reviews Editor for the stem cell field at Development.

Joining an experienced, expanding and successful team, this is an exciting opportunity for a promising scientific editor 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. The journal is expanding its focus in the stem cell field, and is seeking to appoint a specialist editor to cover this growing area.

Applicants will hold a PhD, ideally in stem cell biology, although outstanding candidates with experience in other areas of developmental biology and with a strong interest in the stem cell field will be considered. Post-doctoral and/or previous editorial experience are highly desirable, although we will provide on-the-job training. 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.

Core responsibilities:
• Commissioning, handling peer review and developmental editing of material for the front section of the journal
• Writing press releases, article highlights and material for Development’s community website ‘the Node’
• Representation of the journal at international conferences and within the wider scientific community
• Creative involvement in the journal’s development

The new Associate 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. Additional responsibilities may be provided for the right candidate.

The position represents a unique opportunity to gain experience on a highly successful life-science journal and offers an attractive salary and benefits. The position will be based in our office in Cambridge, and the contract will be for a three-year period.

The Company of Biologists (www.biologists.com) is a not-for-profit organisation, publishing five journals in the biological sciences: the three established journals Development, Journal of Cell Science and The Journal of Experimental Biology, as well as two newer Open Access journals, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. The organisation has an active programme of charitable giving for the further advancement of biological research, including travelling fellowships for junior scientists and contributions to academic societies and conferences.

Applicants should send a CV along with a covering letter that summarises their relevant experience and why they are enthusiastic about this opportunity, and states their salary expectations.

Applications should be sent by email no later than November 26th to miriam@thecob.co.uk
Informal queries to Miriam Ganczkowski on +44 (0)1223 426 164

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.




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