The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science Magazine seek a talented scientist to join our team as an Associate or Senior Editor at Science in our Washington, DC, USA or Cambridge, UK office. We are looking for someone with a strong research background in the Genetics and Genomics of Human Disease (at the post-doctoral level). A focus on Cancer would be valued, but applicants should have a broad interest in human diseases and disorders. We seek applicants who love science, are able to rigorously and critically evaluate scientific work, have a wide knowledge of key players in the field, and have excellent written and verbal communication and networking skills.
Are you ready to be a Force for Science?
What You’ll Do
Manage the evaluation, review, and editing of submitted manuscripts in the field of Genetics and Genomics of Human Disease.
Judge the scientific value of research and make decisions based on input from advisors and reviewers, and in consultation with colleagues.
Provide recommendations and consult with authors on manuscript revision.
Write summaries of research results for publication.
Follow the manuscript through the production process to ensure material is published in a timely manner.
Commission and edit timely review articles on a broad range of topics.
Network with the scientific community through meetings and professional contacts and encourage submission of excellent manuscripts.
Represent Science at scientific meetings nationally and internationally.
A PhD related to the Genetics and Genomics of Human Disease.
One to five years of post-PhD experience, including postdoctoral research experience and multiple publications.
Comprehensive knowledge of scientific research methods in order to discuss technical issues with authors.
Outreach skills to be effective at acquiring excellent papers.
Exceptional written, communication, and listening skills in order to communicate with authors and reviewers in evaluating, editing and modifying manuscripts.
Ability to work constructively as a member of a tight-knit team.
Editorial experience not required, but preferred (at the Senior Editor level, 5 years of experience selecting/editing research is required).
About American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.
The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people."? To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad goals:
• Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public;
• Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use;
• Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise;
• Provide a voice for science on societal issues;
• Promote the responsible use of science in public policy;
• Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce;
• Foster education in science and technology for everyone;
• Increase public engagement with science and technology; and
• Advance international cooperation in science.