Associate or Senior Editor (m/f) Nature Geoscience

Springer Nature
June 19 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Organisation - Nature Communications

Location - London or Berlin

Nature Research is a flagship portfolio of journals, products and services including Nature and the Nature-branded journals, dedicated to serving the scientific community.

Nature Research 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 research from across the natural sciences. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we're seeking a physicist/engineer who has a critical eye, 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 their desire to learn more about the natural world and for those who enjoy reading papers outside their chosen area of research.

Do you love science but feel that a career as a scientist isn't enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural world? Do you enjoy reading papers outside your chosen area of research? If your answer is ‘yes' to these questions, you could be the person we are looking for to join the editorial team of Nature Geoscience.

We seek an associate or senior editor to represent the biogeochemistry research community at the prestigious journal Nature Geoscience ( The editor will promote the journal's coverage of the various fields within this broad discipline in the primary research, reviews and opinion sections of the journal.

The successful candidate will ideally have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a discipline that falls broadly within the field of biogeochemistry. However, strong candidates from all areas of the geosciences will be considered. Postdoctoral experience and broad training will be an advantage.

Key elements of the job include the selection of manuscripts for publication, as well as commissioning, editing and writing for the journal. Close contact with related research communities, through conferences and laboratory visits, will be an essential component of the work.

The role is demanding and intellectually stimulating, and it calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and outgoing, and must possess excellent interpersonal skills. The salary and benefits are competitive, reflecting the critical importance and responsibilities of the role.

The position will ideally be based in our London or Berlin office, but exceptions can be considered for strong candidates.

To apply applicants should submit:

  • A CV (including a brief account of their research and other relevant experience)

  • A research highlight in Nature style (about 150 words) on a recent Nature Geoscience paper

  • A brief cover letter explaining their interest in the post and their salary expectations.

For Candidates applying for the Berlin based position -

Limitation: None

Working Hours: Full-time

Company and Location: Springer Science + Business Media Deutschland GmbH, Berlin

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Varied and interesting tasks

  • An excellent working environment with flat hierarchies

  • A good work life balance with fair working hours of 37 hours/week + a generous and flexible vacation package of 30 days/year

  • Discounted public transport

  • Discounted book prices

  • An excellent on-site cafeteria

Closing date: 11th July 2017, but candidates will be considered as they apply.

Excited by the prospect of joining us? We are looking forward to your online application.

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