Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Communications (Materials Science) – New York (US)

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Associate or Senior Editor (Materials Science)

Organization: Nature Communications

Location(s): New York, Jersey City, Philadelphia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Nanjing, or Shanghai (hybrid working)
Closing date: July 12, 2024 (candidates will be considered as they apply)

Nature Portfolio is the world’s leader in publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences. Its journals include Nature, the Nature Research journals, the Nature Reviews journals and Nature Communications.

Nature Communications is the leading multidisciplinary Open Access journal, publishing high-quality scientific research. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we’re seeking a scientist with a strong background in materials science. This includes, but is not limited to, the design and characterization of structural materials, metallurgy, characterization of and optimization of mechanical properties of materials with focus on metals and ceramics. The ideal candidate would be a critical thinker with a deep understanding of their subject and interests beyond, and who can think on their feet.

The Associate/Senior Editor role at Nature Communications is ideal for researchers who love science but feel that a career at the bench isn’t enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural world and for those who enjoy reading papers outside their chosen area of research.

The responsibilities include: 

  • Handling original research papers and working closely with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review.
  • Making well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice.
  • Determining the representation of their subject in the journal.
  • Liaising extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature family and with experts in the international scientific community.
  • Attending conferences and visiting research institutions.

To be considered for the position, you will have: 

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in materials, chemistry, engineering or related areas with expertise including but not limited to the design and characterization or computational study of structural materials, metals and alloys, ceramics.
  • Some postdoctoral research experience is preferred but not essential. A thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the subject is essential.
  • A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research, both within and beyond your specialty and across the wider field of inorganic materials chemistry.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of this discipline.
  • Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.

Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for Senior Editor positions.

This role can be in our New York, Jersey City, Philadelphia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Nanjing, or Shanghai (hybrid working available). The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

Applicants should include a CV, a cover letter explaining their interest in the post and their preferred office of employment.

Closing date: July 12, 2024. Candidates will be considered as they apply.

Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below:

•    Medical, Dental and Vision
•    401(k) with company match and contribution
•    Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
•    Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
•    Multiple Life insurance options
•    Disability coverage
•    Tuition Assistance
•    Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
•    An array of Employee Social Networks

US Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Editor: $74,000 / Senior Editor: $91,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education, skill level and equity. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country.

Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster

Internal applicants: We encourage that you speak to your manager once the interview process has started. At the point of offer acceptance, it is required that you inform your manager.  If for any reason you’re unable to do so, please contact HR who can provide guidance as required.

At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here. https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion.

For more information about career opportunities in Springer Nature please visit https://careers.springernature.com/.

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