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Your new role:

Cell Reports is seeking a full-time scientific editor to join the journal. Cell Reports is a growing open access journal in the Cell Press portfolio and we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic editor to add to our team in this exciting publishing space. Cell Reports publishes thought-provoking and innovative papers across the entire life sciences spectrum.

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

Key responsibilities will include:

Assessing submitted research papers

Overseeing the peer review process for direct submissions and transferred contributions

Establishing relationships with researchers

Working collaboratively with academic editorial board members and editors

Recruiting exciting research

Writing content for the journal homepage, blog and social media outlets

Building effective working relationships with colleagues across Cell Press and beyond

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

The core responsibilities of this position include:

Recruiting exciting research studies and review material

Assessing submitted research papers

Overseeing the peer review process

Engaging the scientific community in their labs and at conferences

Establishing effective relationships with the metabolism research community

Building effective working relationships with colleagues across Cell Press and beyond

What we are looking for:

Broad interest and a desire to learn.

PhD in a relevant scientific or clinical discipline.

A talent for clear communication.

Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.

Proven strong and global research networks and connections.

Interest in digital communication and publishing trends.

Critical thinking and the willingness to learn and absorb new areas of research.

The ability to work successfully both independently and in a diverse global team.

Cell Press, which is part of Elsevier, is a dynamic, interactive, diverse, and creative scientific community located in the heart of Cambridge, MA, and with further offices in the UK, the Netherlands, and China. With 100+ PhD scientists, a forward-looking and experienced editorial support and digital production team, a results-driven marketing and press office, and a vibrant commercial partnership group, Cell Press aims to facilitate effective scientific exchange and is a leader in communicating the most important scientific findings.

Cell Press publishes over 50 scientific journals across the life, physical, earth, and health sciences, both independently and in partnership with scientific societies. Our story began in 1974 with the journal Cell and a commitment to publishing exciting biology. Today, we are bringing our editorial excellence, commitment to innovation, unparalleled reach and visibility, and passion for advocacy to all areas of scientific exploration as we work to publish and share science that inspires.

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