Editor-in-Chief, FEBS Letters
FEBS is seeking to appoint a new Editor-in-Chief for its prestigious journal FEBS Letters. Launched in 1968 for the rapid publication of short reports, FEBS Letters is renowned as the journal that launched the careers of many generations of biochemists and molecular life scientists. It is now looking for a new Editor-in-Chief to build on this reputation and develop the journal in the new era of open science. FEBS Letters is one of four journals owned by FEBS and the income from these journals is used to support scientists through fellowships, courses, travel grants, prizes and other FEBS initiatives.
We are looking for an outstanding researcher with an international reputation to act as an ambassador for the journal within the scientific community. The successful candidate will develop the journal’s strategy and lead the editorial board and its editorial staff in keeping this journal relevant for future generations of biochemists and molecular life scientists.
The appointment will be for an initial term of 5 years, and the new Editor-in-Chief will be expected to have the energy and dedication to meet journal deadlines on a regular (nearly daily) basis.
For further information on this position and how to apply, click here.
Deadline for applications: August 31, 2020.
Molecular Oncology Editorial Internship, FEBS Press
We seek a full-time Editorial Intern for Molecular Oncology, an Open Access oncology journal owned by The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS). The Editorial Intern will be offered training and working experience in editorial projects, and be acquainted with the publishing process. The duration of the editorial internship is initially 3 months, with a possibility of extending up to 6 months.
Key projects and responsibilities
The editorial workflow
You will be introduced to all steps involved in the editorial workflow, from submission of manuscripts, through triage, peer review to acceptance and publication. Your tasks will include:
• Assisting with quality control and triaging of new submissions
• Working with Section Editors to ensure fast and efficient peer review
• Rating content based on reviewer reports
• Quality control of manuscripts accepted for publication (developmental editing, figure quality checking)
• Proposing and commissioning front-half content (commentaries, news articles, policy articles, highlights)
The publication workflow
Manuscript publication is handled by our publishing partner (Wiley), but the editorial office is involved with planning issue content, updating the website, promoting content, and increasing journal awareness. As an intern, your work will include:
• Planning content for issues and online article collections
• Promoting journal content at social media
• Occasional travel to conferences, to represent and solicit feedback on the journal
Qualifications and experience
We seek an energetic, enthusiastic candidate with strong writing and networking skills who will flourish as part of a small, dynamic team.
Applicants should have, or shortly expect to attain, a PhD in cancer biology, tumour immunology, cancer omics, or a related discipline. Post-doctoral experience in one of these fields is advantageous but not essential.
Molecular Oncology is led by co-Editors-in-Chief Julio E. Celis (Danish Cancer Society Research Centre) and Kevin Ryan (Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute), with the help of a small team of Section Editors and the support of a full-time editorial manager (in Heidelberg) and two part-time editorial assistants (UK and Denmark). The journal considers manuscripts from the full continuum of cancer research, including basic cancer research, clinical studies, and cancer policy. Launched in 2007, it has a wide readership and increasing impact, ranking within the first quartile of Oncology journals.
Molecular Oncology is one of four journals owned by the not-for-profit Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), which are published under the imprint FEBS Press by our publishing partner, Wiley.
To apply, please send a CV, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and a 150-word highlight of a recent cancer research article to Maria Papatriantafyllou ([email protected]). Successful applicants should be prepared to provide contact details for two references.
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, this is a remote working appointment for those based in either the UK or Germany, but there will be close collaboration with the editorial office team, Section Editors, and FEBS UK office. A competitive salary is offered (in Germany, equivalent to the Wissenschaftliche Hilfskrafte compensation). All offers of employment are made subject to FEBS verifying an applicant’s right to work in either the UK or Germany.
Closing date for applications: July 20, 2020
Guidelines for posting a vacancy
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Advertisements should include the following information (max. 250 words): a heading stating the position available and the name and location of the research institution; a brief description of the position; application deadline and start date; full contact details to which applications and questions should be addressed; a URL/website address where additional information on the position is available. Please send the posting in an email to the webmaster, stating vacancy in the subject line, at least 14 days prior to any of the mentioned dates.
Positions available will be listed according to their application deadline (soonest first).