Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Immunology

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Date: Jan 28, 2023

Location: New York, US Heidelberg, DE London, GB Berlin, DE Madrid, ES

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Position: Associate or Senior Editor- Nature Immunology and Nature Microbiology

Locations: New York, London, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Madrid- Hybrid working model - Full Time

Deadline: January 31, 2023


Nature Immunology and Nature Microbiology are premier journals publishing papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of immunology and microbiology, respectively.  Owing to expansion of our journals we are seeking a highly motivated individual, ideally with a strong interest in immunology and microbiology, to join our teams as an Associate/Senior Editor. The successful candidate will work across both titles and act as a representative for Nature Microbiology and Nature Immunology in both communities. They will be championing research at the interface between these two fields, especially infectious diseases and immune responses to microorganisms, and should feel comfortable working across a range of different areas within the broad scopes of both journals.


The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editors, and have an important role in shaping both journals. They will handle original research papers and work closely with other editors from both teams on every aspect of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review. They will commission and edit Comments, Reviews and News & Views and write for the journals. They will recommend editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice and through discussion with other members of the teams.


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 or immunology and ideally both

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree

Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with previous editorial experience are encouraged to apply


This role can be located in either our New York, London, Berlin, Heidelberg or Madrid office on a hybrid working model. The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis.


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).


If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.


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 for Associate Editor: $74,000 and Senior Editor: $91,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level.


Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster:
At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.