Job number: EMBO00081
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Senior Administrative Officer (gr. 6-8)
Closing Date: 1 July 2019
EMBO stands for excellence in the life sciences. We support talented researchers at all stages of their careers in Europe and beyond, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work. EMBO Press encompasses four prestigious scientific research journals, The EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, Molecular Systems Biology and EMBO Molecular Medicine, and launched a fifth, Life Science Alliance, in association with Rockefeller University Press and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
EMBO is seeking a highly motivated scientist with broad and international high-level research experience for the role of scientific editor at EMBO Molecular Medicine. The editor has a diverse set of responsibilities towards ensuring that EMBO Molecular Medicine and EMBO Press publish peer-reviewed material of the highest quality and broad general interest. The scientific editor reports to the Head of Scientific Publications, EMBO Press.
The successful candidate will be responsible for selecting research papers as well as commissioning reviews and commentaries in a number of subject areas for publication. The candidate will be expected to form extensive contacts to the scientific community and engage in regular travel to conferences and research institutions. The scientific editor will be involved in all publication activities at the four EMBO Press journals as well as other EMBO activities.
This position will occasionally require working outside of the normal working hours, in the evenings or during the weekend during conferences or other events.
The EMBO offices are located on the international EMBL life science research campus in Heidelberg, Germany. Heidelberg, home to around 150,000 people, is a vibrant university city offering a high quality of life. EMBO is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international science organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family-related benefits where applicable.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.
In your online application, please supply a CV as well as a short cover letter outlining why you are attracted to the position and how your background and expertise would benefit the journal and EMBO. Please include bibliographic information.