Assistant Editor, Nature Methods (FT, NYC)

Job Title:
Assistant Editor, Nature Methods, Nature Publishing Group

Full Time, New York, NY

Job Description:
Nature Methods seeks an Assistant Editor to join the editorial team based in New York. The journal is looking for candidates with expertise in one or more areas of basic research in the biological sciences.

This challenging job represents a unique opportunity to influence the development of a major scientific journal, both in print and on-line.

Members of the editorial team evaluate manuscripts, oversee the peer review process, commission and edit secondary materials such as Reviews, and write short pieces and editorials for the journal. The successful applicant will attend scientific meetings and visit laboratories to maintain contact with the international scientific community. The position will play a key role in consolidating Nature Methods presence in important target areas of methodological development.

The ideal candidate should have extensive experience using a range of biological laboratory techniques and demonstrate an interest in methodology development. A broader interest and understanding of biology is also important. Excellent communication skills and a willingness and ability to learn new fields are a must. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in the biological sciences.

Post-doctoral experience in biology is highly desirable.

Nature Publishing Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our company, please visit our web site at

To apply, an interested candidate should complete the online application via the link below and submit as a singular file, a curriculum vitae, a short (500-1000 words) News and Views-style article on an exciting and newsworthy recent advance in any area of methods development, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.

All applicants will be reviewed upon receipt with a close date of May 1, 2011.

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