Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Job posting: associate editor, Nature Chemistry

Nature Chemistry is seeking an Associate Editor to join its editorial team. The journal publishes high-quality papers in all areas of chemistry and also features commentary and analysis from and for the wider chemistry community. For more information about the journal, see our website (http://www.nature.com/nchem). 
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a chemistry-related discipline and we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in organic chemistry, but would welcome applications from outstanding candidates in any area of chemistry. Postdoctoral experience may be an advantage but is not required; emphasis will be placed on broadly trained applicants with a good knowledge of the chemistry community. 
Key elements of the job include the selection of manuscripts for publication, management of the peer-review process, as well as commissioning and editing content for the journal (review articles, News & Views, features and commentaries). Editors are also expected to write editorials, research highlights and blog posts. 
This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating role that calls for a highly motivated individual with excellent literary skills and a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the scientific community through laboratory visits and international conferences — the successful candidate must be dynamic, outgoing and have excellent interpersonal skills. 
The position may be based in our editorial office in London, Boston or New York (candidates for any of these locations should already have the right to live and work there), or in Shanghai. 
Applicants should send a CV, a research highlight in Nature Chemistry style (approximately 300 words) on a recent relevant paper in the literature; and a cover letter explaining their interest in the post and indicating their salary expectations. 
Please include the job reference NPG/090/15 in your application.
Closing date is January 11, 2016. Best wishes to those interested. 

1 comment:

  1. "This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating role that calls for a highly motivated individual with excellent literary skills and a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. "

    "Applicants should send a CV, a research highlight in Nature Chemistry style (approximately 300 words) on a recent relevant paper in the literature;“


    Good grief. Would they accept an essay about the job market for chemists?

    On the subject of writing, I believe myself to be relatively gifted. However propaganda penmanship is somehow distasteful and against my principles.


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