RELX Group Scientific Editor Molecular Cell in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Scientific Editor Molecular Cell


Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Molecular Cell is seeking a full-time Scientific Editor to help publish the best research in molecular biology. We are looking for candidates with strong communication skills and research experience in one or more of the topics published in the journal. As a member of the editorial team, you would be responsible for moving the journal forward by:

· Assessing submitted research papers

· Overseeing the peer review process

· Establishing relationships with researchers

· Recruiting exciting research studies and review material

· Representing the journal and Cell Press at scientific meetings, and visits to research institutions

· Building effective working relationships with colleagues across Cell Press and beyond

· Contributing to broader Cell Press initiatives to shape the future of science communication


  • PhD in relevant discipline; post-doctoral experience preferred.Previous editorial experience is not necessary (training will be provided). Applicants with a professional background such as running a research group or working in industry are also encouraged to apply.

  • Broad interests, love of science, and desire to learn. As an editor, you will need to understand the diverse science covered by Molecular Cell and the issues and questions that drive different fields.

  • A talent for clear communication. Good editors help authors make their message clear, concise, and compelling, so readers know why the science is important and how it will impact their work.

  • Interest in digital communication and publishing trends.

  • Creativity, willingness to experiment, and desire to improve.

  • The ability to organize, prioritize, and focus.

  • Great interpersonal skills. Collaboration and networking are core aspects of the job.

This is a full-time in-house editorial position, based at the Cell Press office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment. Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Please submit your application by Monday, February 25, 2019. Please include a cover letter describing why you are interested in the job and how your skills and knowledge could contribute to the journal.

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