Organisation data: EMBO
Job Number: EMBO00131
Contract Type: Supernumerary
Job Function: Senior Administrative Officer (gr. 6-8)
Publish on Nature Job Page?: Yes
Advertised Grade-Grading: 6-8
Contract Duration-Is this renewable to 9 years?: No
Contract Duration-Length of Time (years/months): 12 months
Closing date: 11 December 2022
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 runs 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 and/or Molecular Systems Biology. The editor has a diverse set of responsibilities towards ensuring that Molecular Systems Biology and EMBO Molecular Medicine, as well as the other EMBO Press journals publish peer-reviewed material of the highest quality and broad general interest. The scientific editor reports to the deputy 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 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 lively university city. 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, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation and family-related benefits where applicable.
As a non-profit organisation, we have an informal and collegial working environment that is inspired by our dedication to working for a common greater good. This position is mostly office-based, with flexible working options available.
This is a fixed-term absence cover position.
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