Locum Associate/Senior Editor, Materials Chemistry, Nature

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    26/04/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
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*Job Title:* Locum Associate/Senior Editor, Materials Chemistry, Nature
*Location:* London (preferred), New York, Berlin, Shanghai
*Closing date:* 26th April 2020

Nature, the international weekly journal of science, seeks to appoint a *Locum Editor (Materials Chemistry).*

Do you love science but feel that a career at the bench isn’t enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural world? Do you enjoy reading papers outside your chosen area of research? If the answer is ‘yes’, you could be the person we’re looking for to join the editorial team of Nature.

Nature, the international weekly journal of science, seeks to appoint a Locum editor to join a team dedicated to publishing the world's best original research in materials science and chemistry. The ideal candidate will have a strong research background in materials chemistry and will be responsible for handling papers on a broad range of topics, but with a particular emphasis on energy materials. The successful candidate will play a key role in determining how materials chemistry is represented in our pages - through the selection and preparation of manuscripts for publication and by interacting with the relevant research communities. This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating positions, and calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science.

*To be considered for the position, you will have:*

• Research experience to PhD level (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline – ideally with a good understanding of the material and chemical aspects of energy systems (batteries, photovoltaics and so forth), but highly qualified candidates from other areas of the materials sciences and chemistry should not be deterred from applying.
• A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research, both within and beyond your speciality.
• The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of this discipline.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
• Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Physical Sciences Editor, but work closely with editorial colleagues from across the Nature teams.

The position is offered on a full-time basis for a period of 14 months (starting July 2020), and will ideally be located in our London office, although requests for possible placement in one of the other Nature editorial offices (New York, Berlin or Shanghai) will be considered for candidates with relevant editorial experience.

*Please apply by sending your* CV, covering letter (including your class of degree, a brief account of your research and other relevant experience, and details of your current salary) and a concise discussion of relevant recent scientific developments which you have found particularly exciting (stating why).

*Candidates will be considered as they apply.*

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