The FEBS Journal Editorial Associate
We seek a full-time Editorial Associate for The FEBS Journal, the flagship journal of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS). The Editorial Associate will be an integral member of The FEBS Journal’s experienced editorial office team. Working with the Editorial Manager and the journal’s Editorial Board, the Editorial Associate will have a key role in our ambitious plans to raise the profile of the journal further and enhance the services we provide to authors and readers.
• Assisting with editorial activities including assignment of submitted manuscripts to editorial board members and quality control of manuscripts accepted for publication
• Researching and commissioning new review material
• Ensuring timely delivery of commissioned reviews
• Developmentally editing review articles
• Writing editorials and research highlights
• Maintaining excellent working relationships with authors, referees and members of the Editorial Board
• Occasional travel to conferences, in the UK and overseas, to represent and solicit feedback on the journal
Additional opportunities for editorial and professional development are available for the right candidate.
Qualifications and experience
Applicants should have, or shortly expect to attain, a PhD in structural or molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology or a related discipline. Post-doctoral experience in one of these fields is advantageous but not essential.
We seek an energetic, enthusiastic candidate with strong writing and networking skills who will flourish as part of a small, dynamic team. Previous editorial experience would be a benefit but is not required
The FEBS Journal is led by Editor-in-Chief Seamus Martin (Trinity College Dublin) and has a 50-year tradition of publishing high-quality primary research and review articles in the molecular life sciences. The journal has a very wide readership and library subscription base, with around 2.5 million article downloads in 2018. The journal’s rising impact places it within the first quartile of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology journals. The FEBS Journal 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 200-word highlight of a recent advance in molecular or cell biology to Mary Purton ([email protected]). Successful applicants should be prepared to provide contact details for two references.
The salary is negotiable according to qualifications and experience, but is expected to be in the range of £29,000 – £33,000 per annum, with an additional personal pension provision of 15% of salary. All offers of employment are made subject to FEBS verifying an applicant’s right to work in the UK. In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and our duty to make reasonable adjustments, please give details of any special arrangements required to attend an interview.
Closing date for applications: 2 August 2019
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