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Locum Associate or Senior Editor (Electronics)

Nature Communications is looking to recruit a Locum Associate or Senior Editor (Electronics)

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 24 May 2021
  • United Kingdom | United States | China | Germany | Nature Research
  • Date posted: 07 May 2021
  • Job type: Science administration & media
  • Discipline: Education & communications 

Job title: Locum Associate or Senior Editor (Electronics)
Fixed-term contract
Organisation: Nature Communications
Location: London, Berlin, Shanghai, New York
Closing date: 24 May 2021 (though candidates will be considered on a rolling basis)

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.

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 are now looking for a Locum Associate/Senior Editor to cover a maternity leave. We’re seeking a physicist/materials scientist/electronics engineer with a strong background in electronics.

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.

To be considered for the position, you will have

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in electronics, electronic engineering, or related areas. This could include, but is not limited to, flexible electronics, memory devices, CMOS technologies, integrated circuits and systems, or neuromorphic and other emergent computing technologies.
  • Some postdoctoral research experience is preferred but not essential. A thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the subject 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 and across the wider field of electronics and computer systems engineering.
  • 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.

This role can be located in either our London, Berlin or Shanghai office. Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for Senior Editor positions.

Applicants should include a CV, a cover letter explaining their interest in the post and their preferred office of employment, and a separate concise (300-400 words) discussion of recent scientific developments in any area of electronics that you found particularly exciting, stating why.

Candidates will be considered as they apply.


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