Associate or senior editor, Nature Geoscience, London or Berlin

Do you love science but feel that a career as a scientist isn’t enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural world? Do you enjoy reading papers outside your chosen area of research? If your answer is 'yes' to these questions, you could be the person needed on the editorial team of Nature Geoscience.

An associate or senior editor is sought to represent the biogeochemistry research community. The editor will promote the journal’s coverage of the various fields within this broad discipline in the primary research, reviews and opinion sections of the journal.


Key elements of the job include the selection of manuscripts for publication, as well as commissioning, editing and writing for the journal. Close contact with related research communities, through conferences and laboratory visits, will be an essential component of the work.

The role is demanding and intellectually stimulating, and it calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and outgoing, and must possess excellent interpersonal skills. The salary and benefits are competitive, reflecting the critical importance and responsibilities of the role.


The successful candidate will ideally have a PhD or equivalent degree in a discipline that falls broadly within the field of biogeochemistry. However, strong candidates from all areas of the geosciences will be considered. Postdoctoral experience and broad training will be an advantage.


The position will ideally be based in either our London, UK, or Berlin, Germany, office, but exceptions can be considered for strong candidates.


The application deadline is 11 July 2017.

To apply, applicants should submit:

- A CV (including a brief account of their research and other relevant experience)
- A research highlight in Nature style (about 150 words) on a recent Nature Geoscience paper
- A brief cover letter explaining their interest in the post and their salary expectations.

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