Associate or Senior Editor (Molecular biology and/or Human Genetics)

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Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Shanghai, CN London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Associate or Senior Editor (Molecular biology and/or Human Genetics)
Organisation: Nature Communications
Location: Shanghai, London - hybrid working model
Closing date: 30th April 2024
Nature Research is the world’s leader in publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences. Its journals include Nature, the Nature Research journals, the Nature Reviews journals and Nature Communications.
Do you love science but feel that a career at the bench isn’t enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural world? Do you enjoy reading papers outside your chosen area of research? If the answer is ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions, you could be the person we’re looking for to join the editorial team of Nature Communications.
Nature Communications is the leading multidisciplinary Open Access journal, publishing high-quality scientific research. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we’re seeking an editor with a critical eye, a deep understanding of their subject and interests beyond, and who can think on their feet. We are looking for a candidate with experience in one of the following areas: Human Genetics, Genomics, Functional Genomics, Epigenetics, Molecular Biology 

The responsibilities include:
·       Handling original research papers, and working closely with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review.
·       Making well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice.
·       Determining the representation of their subject in the journal.
·       Liaising extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature family and with experts in the international scientific community.
·       Attending conferences and visiting research institutions.
·       Commission and edit Reviews, and write Editorials
To be considered for the position, you will have:
·       A PhD (or equivalent) in a field related to Human Genetics or Molecular Biology. 
·       Significant research experience is preferred.
·       A thorough understanding of recent trends and developments in the field is essential.
·       A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research, both within and beyond your speciality.
·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
·       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 travel and meet 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.
·       Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for Senior Editor positions.
The successful candidates will report to a Chief editor in the Biological Sciences division at Nature Communications.
This demanding and intellectually stimulating role is located to one of our offices. 
Applicants should include a CV, a covering letter explaining their interest in the post and their preferred office of employment, and a separate concise (300-400 words) discussion of a recent scientific development that they found particularly exciting (stating why).
Candidates will be considered as they apply.


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