Associate/Senior Editor, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology

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Date: Jun 23, 2022

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

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Job Title: Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology

Location: New York, Berlin, London, Shanghai

Closing date: 26th June 2022


Nature Structural & Molecular Biology is looking for an Associate or Senior Editor (Molecular Biology) to join the editorial team. NSMB strives to publish high quality research focusing on the functional and mechanistic understanding of how molecular components in a biological process work together, and provides a highly visible forum for communicating important advances to a broad readership. Members of the editorial team participate in all aspects of the editorial process including manuscript selection and managing the peer review process, commissioning and editing News & Views and Reviews articles, and writing for the journal. NSMB editors also organize and attend conferences, visit laboratories, and maintain close contact with the international scientific community.


You will have a broad interest in science, excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, and the ability to critically evaluate research submitted to the broad biological areas covered by the journal. You will be fluent in spoken and written English, with an eagerness to learn new fields and engage with the scientific community.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related area and relevant research experience. Full training is given, but candidates with editorial experience may be considered for a Senior Editor position.


The position will be based in the Springer Nature offices in New York, London, Berlin, or Shanghai on a hybrid working model.


To apply:

  • Please submit a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your salary expectations
  • A concise (700-1000 words) discussion of recently published scientific developments, which you have found particularly exciting. This discussion should be in the style of NSMB News & Views articles, but should not be about an NSMB paper.


 Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and should arrive no later than 20th June 2022.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life and AD&D
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Summer Hours


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