Associate Editor, Science Robotics

Employer
AAAS
Location
Washington, DC / Cambridge, UK
Salary
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Posted
March 23 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Non-Profit
Job Type
Other

Associate Editor, Science Robotics

Regular Full Time

Washington, DC / Cambridge, UK

 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science Robotics are seeking a full-time editor to join the Science Robotics editorial team, preferably in our Washington, DC, USA or Cambridge, UK offices. Science Robotics provides a much-needed forum for the latest technological advances and for the critical social, ethical and policy issues surrounding robotics. Bearing the quality hallmark of the Science family of journals, Science Robotics caters to both researchers and general stakeholders.

We are looking for a scientist or engineer with a keen interest in robotics research. Candidates should have excellent writing and editing skills and experience with scientific publishing (i.e., peer review, data reproducibility, research/publishing ethics, etc).

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 robotics 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 and members of the Editorial and Advisory Boards
  • 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
  • Foster relationships and communication with the scientific community through meetings, lab visits and professional contacts
  • Represent Science Robotics at scientific meetings nationally and internationally

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or D. Eng. in a related field, such as mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering/science, computer science
  • Comprehensive knowledge of research methods used in robotics 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)
  • 2 to 5 years post PhD experience, including postdoctoral research experience in some aspect of robotics, with multiple publications is not essential but is preferred

 

Application Process

Submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by April 21, 2021. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.

AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.