We are looking for a Scientific Editor to join the editorial team of Cell Reports Physical Science (CRPS) handling physics. CRPS is a new high quality, open access Cell Press journal spanning the whole of the physical sciences including chemistry, energy, materials science, engineering, physics and physical aspects of earth science (https://ww.cell.com/cell-reports-physical-science/home). CRPS will sit alongside Cell Reports, Cell Press’s premier life science OA journal now in its 8th year.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to plan the launch scheduled for autumn 2019 and help shape the journal thereafter. Responsibilities will include assessing submitted research papers, making editorial recommendations, and overseeing the peer review process; commissioning reviews and preview articles; traveling to scientific conferences and academic institutes; developing strong ties with relevant research communities; organizing scientific conferences; and contributing to Cell Press growth and innovation projects.
What we are looking for:
Some of the key attributes that we are looking for in the ideal candidate are:
(1) A PhD in physics or a related scientific discipline
(2) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
(3) Proven strong and global research networks and connections
(4) Broad scientific interest in science and publishing
(5) Critical thinking and the willingness to learn and absorb new areas of research
(6) The ability to work successfully both independently and in a diverse global team
How to apply:
Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.
Applications will be considered in strict confidence and will be considered on a rolling basis.
What we offer:
Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment that encourages innovation.
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