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Scientific Editor Disease Models and Mechanisms

Posted by , on 6 November 2012

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Scientific Editor Disease Models & Mechanisms
Based in Cambridge, UK

Joining a young journal in an expanding and important area of research, this is an exciting opportunity for a promising scientific editor to make a significant contribution to a growing open access journal serving a major new biomedical community.

The journal is entering the next phase of its development with the appointment of a team of academic editors, having been managed previously by a professional editor. As part of this evolution of the journal model, we will require the new scientific editor to be flexible in their areas of responsibility. Disease Models & Mechanisms publishes both primary research articles and commissioned front section material and we expect the scientific editor to take a role in both of these areas.

Since the journal serves both basic biomedical researchers and clinicians, applicants will have a PhD or MD with some relevant research experience, and a broad knowledge of model organisms and disease issues, and will ideally already hold an editorial role (we also provide on-the-job training).

Core responsibilities are expected to include:
• Support for the academic editors in their assessment and handling of primary research articles
• Commissioning, handling peer review and developmental editing of material for the front section of the journal
• Writing pieces for the journal, conducting interviews and preparing press releases
• Representing the journal at international conferences and within the wider scientific community
• Creative involvement in the journal’s development and marketing

The Scientific Editor will work alongside an experienced in-house team, and additional responsibilities may be provided for the right candidate.

Essential requirements for the job are enthusiasm, commitment, judgement, integrity and a mature attitude. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a broad interest in research and the research community.

The position represents a unique opportunity to gain experience on an exciting new biomedical research journal and offers an attractive salary and benefits.

The Company of Biologists ( is a not-for-profit organisation, publishing five journals in the biological sciences: Disease Models & Mechanisms, Development, Journal of Cell Science, The Journal of Experimental Biology 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, contributions to academic societies and conferences, and a series of scientific workshops.

Applicants should send a CV along with a covering letter that states their salary expectations and summarises their relevant experience and why they are enthusiastic about this opportunity.
Applicants must be able to provide confirmation of entitlement to work in the UK.

Applications should be sent by email no later than 18th November 2012 to
Informal queries to Miriam Ganczkowski on +44 (0)1223 426 164.

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