Locum Associate/Senior Editor, Nature Neuroscience

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

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

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Title: Associate/Senior Editor, Nature Neuroscience
Locations: New York, London or Berlin
Application Deadline: July 8th 2022


Nature Neuroscience is recruiting a Locum Associate or Senior Editor to join their editorial team. The position is offered on a full-time basis for 9 months.


Nature Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes high-quality research papers in all areas of neuroscience and provides a highly visible forum for communicating important advances to a broad readership. The journal welcomes submissions in molecular, cellular, systems, computational and cognitive neuroscience that provide fundamental insights into the functioning of the nervous system and pathobiology of disease.


Members of the editorial team participate in all aspects of the editorial process including manuscript selection, overseeing the peer review process, and commissioning and editing News & Views, Reviews, Perspectives and Comments.


To be considered for this position you will have:

  • A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in neuroscience or a related discipline within biology. Postdoctoral experience would be advantageous but is not required. Candidates with a strong research record in any area of neuroscience covered by the journal are encouraged to apply.
  • A broad interest and training in science. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research, both within and beyond your specialty.
  • The ability to critically evaluate research submitted to the journal, making well-reasoned editorial assessments on the basis of novelty, rigor and the implications of the research.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • An eagerness to travel and meet scientists worldwide. A key aspect of the job involves liaising with the scientific community through attendance at scientific conferences and meeting with researchers via conference calls and on-site visits.


The position will be based in our New York, London or Berlin office.


To apply, please submit:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing your education, publication record and achievements.
  2. A Cover letter explaining your interest in the position, salary expectations, and preferred location of employment.
  3. A concise (700-1000 words) discussion of a recently published primary research article which you have found particularly exciting in the style of a Nature Neuroscience News & Views article.


Application Deadline: July 8th 2022

Candidates will be considered on an on-going basis. Early applications are encouraged

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