Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Microbiology

Posted: 9/3/2019 | Expires: 10/3/2019

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


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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Microbiology
New York or London 


Nature Microbiology seeks to appoint an Associate or Senior Editor.


Nature Microbiology seeks to appoint an Associate or Senior Editor to join our exciting, dedicated team, publishing original research in all areas of microbiology and developing the highest standards in editorial practice. The successful candidate will handle manuscripts in all areas of microbiology, with a special focus on bacteriology, and play a key role in determining how the field  is represented - through the editorial assessment of manuscripts for publication, management of peer review, commissioning and writing of content and by acting as Nature Microbiology's interface with the relevant parts of the research community.


This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position, and call for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. A key aspect of the job is interaction with the scientific community, including attending international conferences. The successful candidate must, therefore, be dynamic and outgoing, be prepared to travel and have excellent interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate will need a strong track record of research in microbiology, ideally in bacteriology.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience preferable. Previous editorial experience is beneficial but not essential.


The position will be based in the New York or London offices of Springer Nature, and the terms and conditions are competitive, reflecting the importance and responsibilities of the role.

Applications should include all of the following:

1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and indicating salary expectation.


2. A CV detailing your education, relevant employment history, list of published scientific papers, and any other achievements that demonstrate your suitability for the position.

3. A concise discussion of recent scientific developments that you have found particularly exciting (stating why).


Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and should arrive no later than the 22nd September 2019.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

    Medical, Dental and Vision
    Life and AD&D
    Flexible Spending Accounts
    Transit Accounts
    Tuition Assistance
    Summer Hours

Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster:


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