Applications are sought for the role of Reviews Editor on The Journal of Experimental Biology, based in Cambridge, UK.
Joining an experienced and successful team, this newly created role is an exciting opportunity for a talented scientific editor to make a significant contribution to the leading journal in comparative animal physiology.
The Journal of Experimental Biology publishes papers on the form and function of living organisms at all levels of biological organisation – from the molecular and subcellular to the integrated whole animal – in an evolutionary and environmental context. In addition to core primary research articles, the journal has a well-regarded and dynamic front section of review and news content, and continues to expand its services to authors and readers.
Applicants will have a PhD in a relevant scientific field. Post-doctoral and/or previous editorial experience are highly desirable, although we will provide on-the-job training.
– Commissioning, handling peer review and developmental editing of review material for the front section of the journal.
– Representation of the journal at international conferences and within the wider scientific community.
– 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 Publishing Editor and News & Views 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 is full time (although part-time working may be considered) and will be based in our offices in Cambridge, UK.
The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit organisation and publishes three internationally renowned, established journals – The Journal of Experimental Biology, Development and Journal of Cell Science –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, why they are enthusiastic about the role, and their salary expectations, by email to email@example.com no later than 3 December 2014. Please direct informal enquiries to Miriam Ganczakowski on +44 (0)1223 426164.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to travel internationally.