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Reviews editor at Development – maternity cover position

Posted by , on 22 May 2014

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Development: Associate Reviews Editor (Stem Cells)
(Maternity Cover)

Based in Cambridge, UK

We are currently seeking applications for the role of Associate Reviews Editor for the stem cell field at Development – as a full time maternity cover position.

Joining an experienced, expanding 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. Over recent years, the journal has expanded its focus in the stem cell field via the publication of high quality research and review articles, and the role of Associate Reviews Editor is an important part of our strategy in this growing area.

Applicants will hold a PhD, ideally in stem cell biology, although outstanding candidates with experience in other areas of developmental biology will be considered. Post-doctoral and/or previous editorial experience are 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 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.

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 will be based in our office in Cambridge, and is a temporary role envisaged to last up to 12 months.

The Company of Biologists ( 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 23 June 2014 to
Informal queries to Miriam Ganczakowski on +44 (0)1223 426 164

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

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