Senior or Associate Editor, Science Immunology

Washington, DC, USA or Cambridge, UK
July 21 2020
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Senior or Associate Editor, Science Immunology

Regular Full Time

Washington, DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science Immunology are seeking a full-time editor to join the Science Immunology editorial team. We hope you can join us in our Washington, DC, USA, or Cambridge, UK office, but we are also open to remote candidates. We are looking for a scientist with broad interests in immunology, a lively curiosity, and experience with peer review of scholarly research in the sciences.   

Are you ready to be a Force for Science?

What You’ll Do

  • Manage the evaluation, review, and editing of submitted research manuscripts across the full scope of immunology research
  • Judge the scientific value of research and select reviewers for submitted manuscripts
  • Discuss and make recommendations regarding manuscripts and reviewer comments with the editorial team, members of the Board of Reviewing Editors, and the authors
  • Write short summaries of research papers for publication
  • Guide authors on manuscript revisions and edit the manuscripts for scientific content and style
  • Follow manuscripts through the production process to ensure material is published in a timely manner
  • Commission and edit Review, Perspective and Focus articles on a broad range of topics
  • Foster relationships and communication with the scientific community through meetings, lab visits and professional contacts
  • Represent Science Immunology at scientific meetings nationally and internationally.

Minimum Qualifications

  • In depth knowledge of immunology typically acquired through completion of a doctoral and/or a medical degree
  • 2 to 5 years post PhD or MD experience, including postdoctoral research experience in some aspect of immunology, with multiple publications
  • Ability to work constructively as a member of a tight-knit dynamic team
  • Comprehensive knowledge of research methods used in immunology in order to discuss technical issues with authors
  • Excellent outreach skills in order to effectively recruit top research papers to the journal
  • Exceptional written, communication, and listening skills in order to communicate with authors and reviewers in evaluating, editing and modifying manuscripts
  • Prior scientific editorial experience is not essential but is preferred (at the Senior Editor level, 5 years of experience selecting/editing research is required).

Application Process

Submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by August 19, 2020. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.