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Senior Editor, Cell & Editorial Advisor, Greater China

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Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information & analytics solutions. Our talented team of engineers’ fuse world class technology and content, overlay with big data tech, machine learning and cutting-edge technologies and empower clinicians, physicians and healthcare professionals with products that empower them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make ground-breaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress.  We employee over 9000 employees globally including 1400 of the world’s best technologists.    https://www.elsevier.com/about/this-is-elsevier#digital

Are you an experienced scientific editor with an interest in science and technology developments in the greater China region?  If so, we may have the perfect job for you.

We are looking for an experienced life science editor to join the Cell editorial team, with an equal responsibility and time spent on projects focused on the greater China region. On the Cell editorial team, you will be assessing submitted research papers, making editorial recommendations, and overseeing the peer review process; commissioning, and shaping review- and commentary-type content; traveling to scientific conferences, and developing strong ties with the relevant research community. As the Editorial Advisor for the Greater China region, you will be a key player in shaping the strategy and direction of our rapidly expanding team in China. You will be overseeing existing China-focused projects, forming strong relationship with key opinion leaders, and developing new collaboration with relevant organizations. To facilitate these activities, you are expected to spend up to six months per year in our Beijing office.


Successful candidates will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief of Cell and the Publishing Director of Cell Press to manage the complementary roles.

Some of the key attributes that we are looking for in the ideal candidate are

(1) At least three years of editorial experience in a relevant scientific discipline covered by the journal
(2) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
(3) Broad scientific interest in science and publishing
(4) Critical thinking and the willingness to learn and absorb new areas of research
(5) The ability to successfully work independently and in diverse teams
(6) The ability to travel frequently to China, including being located in China for up to 6 months/year
(7) Fluency in writing and speaking Mandarin is not critical, but it is highly desirable

This is a full-time in-house editorial position. Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment. Applications will be held in the strictest confidence and will be considered on a rolling basis until Nov 15, 2018. To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.

Our preference is for a candidate based at the Cell Press headquarter in Cambridge, MA.  However, we are also open to candidates who would be located in our Beijing office.

What we offer:


Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment that encourages innovation. Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.

An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure. 
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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