RELX Group Editor in Chief, a Cell Press journal in materials science in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Editor in Chief, a Cell Press journal in materials science


Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Your new role:

To expand our commitment to promoting cross-pollination of ideas beyond the life sciences, Cell Press will be launching a premier, broad-interest, high-impact journal serving researchers in the field of materials science. We are seeking a visionary, insightful Editor-in-Chief to lead this initiative.

The Editor-in-Chief will have the exciting opportunity to shape a distinctive journal in this active and multifaceted field of research and lead the editorial team according to his or her creative vision.

This journal will publish the most exciting and significant advances in all areas of materials research, both fundamental and applied, including, but not limited to, nanomaterials, energy materials, biomaterials, electronic and photonic materials, structure, performance, magnetic materials, soft materials, polymers and computational materials science. Its strong contribution to the field will complement the new premium chemistry journal from Cell Press, Chem, its sister journal, Joule, covering energy research, and the broader Elsevier materials portfolio. The journal will have a variety of formats to encourage fast and effective communication of new research findings. In addition, it will highlight important new advances and promote timely discussion of relevant topics through commissioned articles such as previews, perspectives, and reviews.

As a respected member of the global research community, the Editor-in-Chief will create a leading journal grounded in a strong understanding of the field and the needs of authors, readers, and reviewers and a vision for providing sustained value in the changing world of science and publishing.

Cell Press is a dynamic, interactive and creative scientific community located in the heart of Cambridge, MA. With 70+ PhD scientists, a forward-looking and experienced editorial support and digital production team, a results-driven marketing and press office, and a vibrant commercial partnership group, Cell Press aims to facilitate effective scientific exchange and is a leader in communicating the most important scientific findings.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Defining the aims, scope, and formats for the journal, recruiting exciting studies, and ensuring the quality and value of the journal as a forum for the best work across the entire field.

  • Leading a team of editors to implement your vision for the journal

  • Building a strong network of leading researchers working in relevant area

  • Representing the journal and Cell Press at scientific meeting

  • Collaborating with internal colleagues in production, marketing and business development and to contribute to the overall publishing strategy of the Journal and Cell Press as a whole.

What you should bring:

The successful candidate will demonstrate dedication to serving the scientific community, enthusiasm for communicating science to a broad readership, and the ability to lead the editorial team. The minimum necessary qualification is a doctoral degree and post-doctoral work in relevant areas. Interested applicants with a current academic appointment and environmental science researchers who currently work in industry but are seeking new challenges in an editorial/publishing role are encouraged to apply. Previous editorial and/or management experience is strongly preferred. The key qualities we look for are breadth of scientific interest and curiosity, the ability to think conceptually and critically about a wide range of scientific issues, strong communication skills, leadership ability, and a penchant for teamwork.

This is a full-time editorial position. Our preference is for a candidate who would work in our office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. However, we are also open to candidates who would be located outside the US in the UK or Amsterdam. Interested applicants with a current academic appointment and materials science researchers who currently work in industry but are seeking new challenges in an editorial/publishing role are encouraged to apply.

What we offer:

Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment that encourages innovation. Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.

We will consider applications on a rolling basis until June 15 th 2018. Please include a cover letter describing why you are interested in the job and how your skills and knowledge could contribute the success of this new journal and the overall Cell Press journal family.

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