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Associate or Senior Editor, Cellular Neuroscience

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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May 18, 2022

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Other, Other
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Associate or Senior Editor, Cellular Neuroscience

Regular Full time 


Requisition ID: 1570

Join the editorial team at Science! We are seeking a full-time Associate or Senior Editor to work either in our Washington, DC, USA, Cambridge, UK office or remotely in the US or UK. 

We are looking for someone with a strong research background in Cellular Neuroscience (at the post-doctoral level) with broad interests in the cellular mechanisms that underlie brain function and pathologies and expertise in the technologies used to interrogate neuronal systems. We seek applicants who love science and are able to rigorously and critically evaluate scientific work.

Candidates are expected to travel internationally to scientific meetings and institutions and to interact extensively with the scientific community in order to encourage excellent manuscripts to come to Science. Responsibilities include managing the selection, review, and editing of research manuscripts, working with authors on revisions, soliciting review articles and special issues, and fostering contacts and communication with the scientific community. 

Are you ready to be a Force for Science?

What You’ll Do

  • Manage the evaluation, review, and editing of submitted manuscripts in the field of cellular neuroscience.
  • Judge the scientific value of research and make decisions based on input from advisors and reviewers, and in consultation with colleagues.
  • Provide recommendations and consult with authors on manuscript revision.
  • Write summaries of research results for publication.
  • Follow the manuscript through the production process to ensure material is published in a timely manner.
  • Commission and edit timely review articles on a broad range of topics.
  • Network with the scientific community through meetings and professional contacts and encourage submission of excellent manuscripts.
  • Represent Science at scientific meetings nationally and internationally.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. related to Cellular Neuroscience and 1-5 years of post-PhD experience, including postdoctoral research experience and multiple publications
  • Comprehensive knowledge of scientific research methods in order to discuss technical issues with authors.
  • Outreach skills to be effective at acquiring excellent papers.
  • Exceptional written, communication, and listening skills in order to communicate with authors and reviewers in evaluating, editing and modifying manuscripts.
  • Ability to work constructively as a member of a tight-knit team.
  • Editorial experience not required, but 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 May 13, 2022. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.


We have offices in Washington, DC and Cambridge, UK but are open to remote workers in select states. If you are not located in or able to work from a state where AAAS has a business presence, you may not be eligible for this position. Please contact our Talent Team at with any questions regarding your eligibility.

The anticipated initial rate of compensation for this position is $80,000 per year (for candidates hired in the US at the Associate Editor level). AAAS currently provides the following benefits for this position: paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid holidays, health insurance, flexible spending account, dental insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, retirement benefits, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance, each subject to the terms of the applicable program. Additional benefits may apply.

Any actual offer of employment, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be made in the sole discretion of AAAS and will be based on a variety of factors, including years of experience, depth of experience, and other relevant factors.   AAAS reserves the right to amend or modify its employment benefits and compensation structure at any time.

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. No visa sponsorship is available for this position. 


The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad goals:
•  communication among scientists, engineers, and the public;
•  Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use;
•  Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise;
•  Provide a voice for science on societal issues;
•  Promote the responsible use of science in public policy;
•  Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce;
•  Foster education in science and technology for everyone;
•  Increase public engagement with science and technology; and
•  Advance international cooperation in science.

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