Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Job posting: locum associate editor, Nature Chemistry, UK

Nature Chemistry is seeking a Locum Associate Editor to join its editorial team for an initial period of six months (with the possibility of extension), beginning in May 2016.
This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating role that calls for a highly motivated individual with a broad interest in science and publishing. 
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a chemistry-related discipline. 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). Associate Editors are also expected to write editorials, research highlights and blog posts. For more information about the journal, see our website (http://www.nature.com/nchem). 
The position will be based in our London office and is offered on a full-time basis. 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 expectation. Please also quote the job reference number: NPG/075/15 in your header. 
All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.
Closing date is January 11, 2016. Best wishes to those interested. 

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