Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Biotechnology

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Date: Mar 14, 2023

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

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Associate/Senior Editor Nature Biotechnology 

Location: New York, London, Berlin or Shanghai

Closing date: April 15th, 2023


Nature Biotechnology is Springer Nature's premier research journal focusing on bioengineering and enabling technology for the life sciences. It publishes research of relevance to biomedicine, food/agriculture, biochemicals, biomaterials, bioenergy, bioremediation and biosustainability. Areas covered include advances in applied immunology, genome engineering, gene and base editing, genomics, proteomics and other ‘omics, nucleic acid-, protein- and cell therapies, neurotechnology, biomaterials, bioelectronics, sensors and wearables, biofuels, environmental remediation, crop bioengineering and plant breeding technology.


We are seeking a researcher to join our team as an Associate/Senior Editor. Editors at Nature Biotechnology critically evaluate manuscripts for suitability for the journal, select appropriate peer reviewers and manage the peer review process as well as other editorial tasks designated by the Chief Editor. We are specifically looking for someone who would have a background in immunology or cancer, although other applicants are welcome to apply, plus; there is a strong preference for postdoctoral experience and a strong research record. Applicants from academic labs or industry are welcome to apply for this role. Editorial experience is beneficial but not required.


This position is offered on a full-time basis and would be located in our New York, London, Berlin or Shanghai offices. Applicants should submit a CV and a brief cover letter explaining their interest for the position.


Job Duties:

  • Pursues an active and efficient acquisitions policy through correspondence, required meetings/trips, telephone, consultations with advisors, etc. Up to 10% travel as well as strong initiative and independent functioning.
  • Maintains and develops a circle of reviewers and advisors and evaluates their judgments.
  • Maintains communication with US and European editorial counterparts about specific immediate questions as well as long term strategy questions. Works with various branches in coordination of the international program.
  • Supervises final editorial preparation of manuscripts for production.
  • Reviews and discusses new projects and plans with editorial colleagues particularly in overlapping areas.
  • Any other duties as required by manager.

Job Requirements:

  • PhD required in immunology/cancer with Post-doctoral experience preferred.
  • Experience as an editor or related editorial/publishing experience desirable, but not required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.
  • Must be willing and able to travel (but in line with COVID-19 travel restrictions).




Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below: 
•    Medical, Dental and Vision 
•    401(k) with company match and contribution
•    Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
•    Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
•    Multiple Life insurance options
•    Disability coverage
•    Tuition Assistance
•    Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
•    An array of Employee Social Networks  


Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Editor: $74,000 / Senior Editor: $91,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level.
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