RELX Group Editor, Trends in Biochemical Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Editor, Trends in Biochemical Sciences


Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

We are seeking to appoint a new Editor for the Cell Press Reviews journal Trends in Biochemical Sciences, to be based in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Ready for an exciting challenge away from the bench that still keeps you close to cutting edge science?

As the Editor of Trends in Biochemical Sciences, you will be responsible for acquiring and developing the very best review and editorial content. By growing and making use of your network of contacts in academia and industry, plus using information gathered at international conferences, you will ensure that Trends in Biochemical Sciences maintains its leading position in the field. You also have the opportunity to guide the direction of the journal by adapting its content, article types, and communication style to meet the evolving needs of your research community.

This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of scientific communication at a time when the global research community is overwhelmed by the sheer volume of research being published every day. An exciting challenge of your job will be to explore new ways to digest and synthesize this wealth of information to the greatest benefit of researchers and clinicians.

Your responsibilities:

  • Keep abreast of the field; identify key authors and research topics where a review or short overview will benefit the research community.

  • Commission and manage a pipeline of high quality reviews and editorial content across the breadth of the field.

  • Manage the peer review and editorial process.

  • Edit manuscripts for scientific message.

  • Build strong relationships in the wider scientific community and collaborate with other parts of the business

  • Determine and execute strategic direction of your journal

  • Execute data-driven innovation and experimentation to the benefit of your journal community’s needs

What you should bring

  • PhD in biochemistry or a related field. Post-doctoral training is an advantage.

  • Passion for science and scientific communication.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Previous publishing experience is not necessary – we will make sure you get the training and development you need.

What we offer

You will work in a highly dynamic and collaborative publishing environment that includes 15 Trends titles and 15 primary research titles. You will also collaborate with your Cell Press colleagues to maximize quality and efficiency of content commissioning and participate in exciting new non-journal-based initiatives.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter describing your qualifications, research interests, current salary and reasons for pursuing a career in scientific communication and publishing. No phone inquiries, please. Cell Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the closing date of November 28th, 2018.

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