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Locum Associate or Senior Editor (Virology), Nature Microbiology

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Locum Associate or Senior Editor (Virology), Nature Microbiology London, Berlin, New York or Shanghai Closing date: 21st July 2021 Nature Microbiology is a premier journal publishing original research and commentaries in all areas of microbiology. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we are seeking a motivated scientist with a strong interest in virology, host response and infectious diseases to champion virology at the journal. The successful candidate will play a key role in determining how this important field is represented through the editorial assessment of manuscripts for publication, management of peer review, commissioning and writing of content and by acting as Nature Microbiology's representative with the virology research community. This role is available for 9 months. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor, and play an important role in helping to shape the future of the journal. They will handle original research papers across all areas of virology, and work closely with other editors on every aspect of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review. They will commission and edit Reviews and News & Views and write for the journal. They will recommend editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice and through discussion with the whole team. A key feature of the job is interaction with the scientific community, including attending international conferences. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic communicator, have excellent interpersonal skills and be prepared to travel as may be required. The successful candidate will need a strong track record of research in microbiology, ideally in virology, although related areas will be considered. Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree. Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with previous editorial experience are encouraged to apply. The position is offered on a full-time basis for 9 months. Candidates will work remotely but will be expected to be based in the in the London, Berlin, New York or Shanghai offices of Springer Nature following re-opening. To apply: Applications should include all of the following: 1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and indicating salary expectation and notice period. 2. A CV / resume detailing your education, relevant employment history, list of published scientific papers, and any other achievements that demonstrate your suitability for the position. 3. A concise discussion of recent scientific developments that you have found particularly exciting (stating why). Please note the closing date 21st July 2021 At Springer Nature we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.

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