RELX Group Editor, Trends in Parasitology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Editor, Trends in Parasitology


Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

We are seeking to appoint a new Editor for the Cell Press Reviews journal Trends in Parasitology, 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 Parasitology, 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 Parasitology maintains its leading position in the field. You will 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 leverage technology and the content published in the journal to give researchers and clinicians answers to key questions in the field.

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 parasitology 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 17 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

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 February 16 th , 2018.

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