Associate Editor Position

Associate Editor for Science Signaling


Join the dynamic editorial team at Science Signaling, the leading weekly research journal devoted to cellular signal transduction from the publisher of Science. Our open position is for a full-time Associate Editor to work in our Washington, DC, USA office. We are looking for a self-motivated scientist with broad interests in the biological sciences and experience with cutting-edge research related to signaling pathways and networks. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of signaling pathways and enjoy reading and learning new topics in biology. Candidates with expertise in the application of systems biology, such as integrated analysis of proteomic and transcriptomic data or analysis of complex signaling networks, to the study of regulatory biology are desired.

The position includes the following duties:

  • Managing the peer review and selection of primary research manuscripts
  • Soliciting invited content such as Reviews, Perspectives, and Protocols
  • Discussing and making recommendations regarding manuscripts and journal content with other editorial staff and advisors
  • Editing content and working with authors on revisions and preparation of manuscripts for publication
  • Writing short summaries of published papers on a weekly basis
  • Coordinating special issues
  • Fostering contacts and communication with the scientific community through interactions with scientists and travel to scientific meetings

This position requires a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline and postdoctoral experience, resulting in multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. The ability to work independently, as well as constructively as a member of the editorial team, is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. In addition to considering a candidate’s scientific expertise, preference will be given to candidates with previous editorial experience.


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