Associate or Senior Editor (Biomaterials & Bioengineering) Nature

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Date: Sep 11, 2023

Location: New York, US Berlin, DE

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Associate or Senior Editor (Biomaterials and devices for biomedical engineering), Nature

Location: New York or Berlin

Closing date: October 9th 2023


Nature, the international weekly journal of science, seeks to appoint an Associate/Senior Editor to cover the broad scientific fields of Biomaterials and devices for biomedical engineering.


Do you love science but feel that a research career isn’t enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural and technological world? Do you enjoy reading paper and keeping up to date with developments outside your chosen area of research? If the answer is ‘yes’, you could be the person we’re looking for to join the editorial team of Nature.


Nature, the international weekly journal of science, seeks to appoint an Editor to join a team dedicated to publishing the world’s best original research across the physical and life sciences. The ideal candidate will have a strong research background in any sub-discipline within the broad research areas covering biomaterials, bioengineering and biomedical devices. The successful candidate will play a key role in determining the representation of interdisciplinary research grounded in materials/engineering/devices towards applications in biology and the life sciences in our pages, through the selection of manuscripts for publication which includes and by interacting with the relevant research communities.


To be considered for the position, you will have:

  • Research experience to PhD level (or equivalent) in a relevant research discipline — ideally with a strong background in the development of materials, devices or engineering approaches to solving biomedical or biological problems.
  • A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research and technological developments, both within and beyond your speciality.
  • 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 interact with 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.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken).


The successful candidate will report to the relevant Team Manager, but as this is an interdisciplinary role, will also work closely with editorial colleagues from across both the physical and life sciences teams - they will be expected to play an important role in influencing the representation of their fields in the journal as a whole. They will handle original research papers and review material: the ability to offer well-reasoned and timely editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice is crucial. They will liaise extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature family and experts in the international research community. Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for a Senior Editor position.


The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis (starting January 2024), and will preferably be located in either our New York or Berlin office, although requests for possible placement in one of the other Nature editorial offices will also be considered.


Please apply by sending your CV, covering letter (including your class of degree, a brief account of your research and other relevant experience, and details of salary expecations) and a concise discussion of relevant recent scientific developments which you have found particularly exciting (explaining why).


Closing date: October 9th 2023


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  


US Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Editor: $74,000 / Senior Editor: $91,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education, skill level and equity. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country.


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: 


Internal applicants: We encourage that you speak to your manager once the interview process has started. At the point of offer acceptance, it is required that you inform your manager.  If for any reason you’re unable to do so, please contact HR who can provide guidance as required.


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