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Assistant Scientific Editor, Cell Reports

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Cell Reports is seeking a full-time scientific editor to join the journal. Cell Reports is a growing open access journal in the Cell Press portfolio and we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic editor to add to our team in this exciting publishing space. Cell Reports publishes thought-provoking and innovative papers across the entire life sciences spectrum.


This is a full-time in-house editorial position, based at the Cell Press office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Editors may also be based on Amsterdam or in Oxford, UK. Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment. Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.  


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing submitted research papers

  • Overseeing the peer review process for direct submissions and transferred contributions

  • Establishing relationships with researchers

  • Working collaboratively with academic editorial board members and editors

  • Recruiting exciting research

  • Writing content for the journal homepage, blog and social media outlets

  • Building effective working relationships with colleagues across Cell Press and beyond

  • Representing the journal and Cell Press at scientific meetings, and visits to research institutions

What you should bring

  • PhD in any of the research areas covered by the journal. Previous editorial experience is not required.
  • Broad scientific interests, a desire to learn, and the ability to think critically about a wide range of scientific issues. As a scientific editor, you will need to develop an understanding of the diverse areas covered by the journal, as well as be open to exciting emerging topics.
  • Great interpersonal skills. Collaboration and networking are core aspects of the job.
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly.
  • Strong ability to organize, prioritize, and focus.
  • Creativity, willingness to experiment, and desire to improve.
  • The ability to work well in a team.


    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please include a cover letter describing why you are interested in the job and how your skills and knowledge could contribute to the journals.  

  • Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray's Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on ClinicalKey to get critical information that can save lives. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.













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