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Cell Press is seeking a full-time scientific Assistant Editor to work on two journals, Cell Systems and iScience. Cell Systems is a monthly, hybrid open-access journal. It publishes exceptional work that uses math, engineering, physics, statistics, or computer science to interrogate salient biological problems. iScience is a new, broad-scope, open-access, digital-only journal that publishes on demand. It champions basic life and physical science by publishing research in a straightforward and timely way. Your job will be to ensure that all high-quality, interdisciplinary manuscripts submitted to Cell Press can be offered good, appropriate homes. This will require you to work dynamically between both journal teams while also being an integral part of each.


Compelling applicants will bring curiosity, generosity, and incisive thinking to their work. They will be comfortable thinking independently about difficult scientific problems and adept at communicating complicated ideas with precision, nuance, and clarity. Most importantly, they will care deeply about science and have strong convictions about how to serve the scientific community well.

This is a full-time in-house editorial position, based in our main US office in Cambridge, MA.
We will consider applications on a rolling basis until July 1, 2019.  To apply, please include your CV or resume and a cover letter describing why you are interested in this role.  Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Key Responsibilities Will Include:

Assessing submitted research papers for both Cell Systems and iScience

Overseeing the peer review process at both journals

Working collaboratively with researchers and editors

Recruiting high-quality, interdisciplinary research papers

Representing Cell Systems, iScience, and Cell Press at scientific meetings, and visits to research institutions

Qualifications Include:

A PhD in systems biology, bioengineering, biophysics, bioinformatics, or a related discipline is required.  Post-doctoral experience is an advantage but not required.

Previous editorial experience is desirable, but not required. Applicants with a professional background, such as running a research group or working in industry, are also encouraged to apply.

Openness to new ideas and a desire to learn continuously.

Exceptional writing and communication skills.

What We Offer:

Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating, collaborative working environment. 


Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. 

Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. 

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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