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Trends Editor in Genetics

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Since 1985, Trends in Genetics has been a “must read” journal for geneticists, a source  for concise, accessible articles on a range of topics from developmental biology to evolution. As the field has changed, though, so too has the scope of the journal, which now encompasses new areas, such as genomics, epigenetics, and computational genetics, while continuing to cover traditional subjects like transcriptional regulation, population genetics, and chromosome biology. As the full-time Editor of Trends in Genetics, you will be responsible for acquiring and developing the very best commentary, correspondence and review articles in this fast-moving and broadly important area.
By growing and leveraging your network of contacts in academia and industry, and acquiring new knowledge from reading the latest research and attending leading conferences, you will ensure that Trends in Genetics maintains the leading position it has held for over 35 years.  You will guide the direction of the journal by adapting its scope, article types, and communication style to meet the evolving needs of your research community.
This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of scientific communication at a time when the global research community is overwhelmed by the sheer volume of research being published every day.  An exciting challenge of your job will be to explore new ways to use articles published in the journal and innovative technology to give the global research community answers to key questions across genetics.
Your responsibilities
Keep abreast of the field; identify key authors and research topics where a review or short overview will benefit the research community.
Commission and manage a pipeline of high-quality reviews, commentaries, forums, and other types of articles across the breadth of the field.
Manage the peer review and editorial process.
Edit manuscripts for scientific message.
Build strong relationships in the wider scientific community.
Devise and execute strategy for your journal.
Collaborate with colleagues in other departments and units across the organization.

What you should bring

PhD in the life sciences, preferably in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular/Cellular Biology or a related discipline. Post-doctoral training is an advantage.  


Passion for science and scientific communication.


Strong interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills.


Ability to work independently, autonomously, and proactively.


A can-do attitude, strategic mindset, and solution orientation.




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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