Associate/Senior Editor, Nature Human Behaviour

Posted: 5/1/2019 | Expires: 5/31/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, Operations, Research
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive



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Associate/Senior Editor, Nature Human Behavior

Location: London (UK), Berlin (Germany), New York (US)








Nature Human Behavior seeks an Associate or Senior Editor with a background in anthropology, ecology, evolution, epidemiology, public health, or genetics to join its editorial team. 





Launched in January 2017, Nature Human Behaviour publishes research of outstanding significance into all aspects of individual and collective human behaviour. The journal has a strong multidisciplinary identity, encompassing research across the social, biological, health, and physical sciences.





We are seeking applicants with a PhD in anthropology, ecology, evolution, epidemiology, public health, genetics or a related discipline, with superior abilities in the communication of scientific ideas, and willingness and ability to learn new fields. We are particularly interested in candidates with a multidisciplinary background and broad interests in human behaviour research, as the role involves engaging with research in multiple diverse disciplines. 





This is a full-time position. No prior editorial experience is required, although applicants with significant editorial experience will be considered for a Senior Editor position.



The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor and play an important role in shaping the content and profile of the journal. They will participate in all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and peer review, commissioning and editing News & Views and Reviews, and writing for the journal. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the research community through laboratory visits and international conferences, and therefore willingness to travel is essential.







The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis and will be located in our London, New York, or Berlin offices.





To apply, please complete the online application and submit your CV, a covering letter, and a concise discussion (500 words maximum) of recent scientific developments in human behaviour research which you have found particularly exciting (stating why).





Closing date for applications: 24th  May 2019, but candidates will be considered as they apply, therefore early applications are encouraged.






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