Associate or Senior Editor (Applied Materials and Devices), Nature Communications

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Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: London, GB Berlin, DE Shanghai, CN New York, US

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Title:  Associate or Senior Editor (Applied Materials and Devices)

Location: London, Berlin, Shanghai, New York (Hybrid working)

Full time, Permanent Role

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 9th October 2022

 

Nature Communications is the leading multidisciplinary Open Access journal, publishing high-quality scientific research. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we’re seeking a scientist with a background in any area of inorganic or hybrid organic-inorganic materials design and application, or related materials chemistry and material engineering fields, who has a critical perspective and a deep understanding of their subject and interests beyond.

 

The Associate/Senior Editor role at Nature Communications is ideal for researchers are passionate about science and enjoy reading papers outside their chosen area of research.

 

The responsibilities include: 

  • Handling original research papers, and working closely with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review.
  • Making well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice.
  • Determining the representation of their subject in the journal.
  • Liaising extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature family and with experts in the international scientific community.
  • Attending conferences and visiting research institutions.

 

To be considered for the position, you will have: 

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in materials chemistry/science or related areas including, but not limited to, the design and characterization of functional materials and their application in areas such as chemical separation, storage, thermal management, mechanical actuation, chemical sensing, etc.
  • Some postdoctoral research experience is preferred but not essential. A thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the subject is essential.
  • A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research, both within and beyond your speciality and across the wider field of applied materials and devices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of this discipline.
  • Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.

 

This role can be located in our London, Berlin, New York, or Shanghai office. The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis and on a hybrid working pattern. Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for Senior Editor positions.

 

At Springer Nature, we are committed to creating a great working environment which includes the benefits you receive, opportunities for you to develop your skills and ways to get to know your colleagues. Some of these include:

  • Support networks that focus on fostering dialogue around diversity, community building, advice and advocacy
  • Wellbeing initiatives to support in maintaining a healthy work life balance
  • 24-hour access to our learning and development platform Leap and LinkedIn Learning to help develop your skills
  • An excellent benefits package!

 

Further details regarding benefits and hybrid working in your preference of location will be discussed during the interview process.

 

To Apply: Please include a CV, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the post and preferred office of employment.

 

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