Nature Materials is a world-leading multidisciplinary journal, publishing high-quality research on all aspects of materials science and technology. We are offering an exciting opportunity for a materials scientist to join the Nature Materials team, as an Associate or Senior Editor.
The ideal candidate should have a background in physics or chemistry, hold a PhD, and preferably have postdoctoral experience, with a strong research record in any area of materials science.
The successful applicant will work closely with the Chief Editor and other editors in the Nature Materials team on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection, commissioning and editing of Reviews and News & Views, and writing for the journal. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the scientific community through laboratory visits and international conferences.
This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills, the ability to absorb new areas of research, and a keen interest in the practice and communication of science are prerequisites. The successful candidates must, therefore, be dynamic and outgoing and have excellent interpersonal skills. Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are also encouraged to apply.
The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis, and will be located in our London office at Kings Cross, OR in our New York office at One New York Plaza. Applicants should specify which office they are applying for, and must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK or USA, as appropriate.
The Nature Materials team is part of a dynamic editorial and publishing environment that also includes Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Photonics, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Chemistry and Nature Energy — come and join us!
Applicants should send a CV (including their class of degree and a brief account of their research and other relevant experience); a News & Views style piece (maximum 800 words) on a recent paper from related literature; and a brief cover letter explaining their interest in the post and indicating their salary expectation.
Closing date: 6 October, 2016.