Locum Associate/Senior Editor, Nature Microbiology

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Date: Jun 23, 2022

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

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Locum Associate or Senior Editor (Virology)

Nature Microbiology

Fixed Term Contract

Location: London, Berlin, New York or Shanghai 

Closing date: 31st May 2022


Nature Microbiology is a premier journal publishing original research and commentaries in all areas of microbiology. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we are seeking a motivated scientist with a strong interest in virology, host response and infectious diseases to champion virology at the journal. The successful candidate will play a key role in determining how this important field is represented through the editorial assessment of manuscripts for publication, management of peer review, commissioning and writing of content and by acting as Nature Microbiology's representative with the virology research community.


The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor. They will handle original research papers across all areas of virology, and work closely with other editors on every aspect of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review. They will commission and edit Reviews and News & Views for the journal. They will recommend editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice and through discussion with the whole team.


A key feature of the job is interaction with the scientific community, including attending international conferences. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic communicator, have excellent interpersonal skills and be prepared to travel as may be required.


The successful candidate will need a strong track record of research in microbiology, ideally in virology, although related areas will be considered.


Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree. Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with previous editorial experience are encouraged to apply.


The position is offered on a full-time, fixed term basis and can be located in our London, Berlin, New York or Shanghai offices.


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  • 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 to help develop your skills


Further information about life at Springer Nature, hybrid working and the range of benefits available in your preferred location will be shared during the interview process.



To apply: Applications should include all of the following:


1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and indicating salary expectation and notice period.


2. A CV / resume detailing your education, relevant employment history, list of published scientific papers, and any other achievements that demonstrate your suitability for the position.


3. A concise discussion of recent scientific developments that you have found particularly exciting (stating why).


Please note the closing date 31st May 2022

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