Associate/ Senior Editor, PLOS Biology (Temporary)
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) - San Francisco, CA

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PLOS (the Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization located in San Francisco, CA, USA and Cambridge, UK Our mission is to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Everything that we publish is Open-Access – freely available online for anyone to use and we maximize the value of this resource through technology.
PLOS has a global team of more than 180 people working in our editorial, production, information technology, administration, marketing, communications, and advocacy teams. Our work environment is team-oriented and rich in innovative ideas. PLOS’s distinguished Board of Directors includes eminent scientists, business leaders, and entrepreneurs.
In just ten years, PLOS has established seven highly successful journals that publish original content, an influential blog network, and a number of other initiatives to improve the organization and assessment of content for the benefit of different communities.
PLOS continues to expand. Currently, we are seeking talented candidates for the following positions:

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We are currently looking for talented Associate Editors or experienced Senior Editors with core expertise in Cell and Molecular Biology or Ecology to join the PLOS Biology Editorial team. We’re looking to fill two positions, one of which will be a permanent position and the other a fixed-term position for one year.
As an integral members of the editorial team running an open-access international biology journal, the post-holder swill be responsible for assessing research manuscripts, handling peer review, commissioning articles and contributing to other parts of the journal – as well as to PLOS as a whole. The positions are available immediately, and candidates must be willing and eligible to work in either our San Francisco, US or Cambridge, UK, office. Responsibilities:

Handling a proportion of research manuscripts submitted to the journal

Being involved with editorial writing, press release, editors’ summaries and other related materials

Participating in the daily running of the journal, including the Magazine section

Being involved in the advocacy activities of PLOS Biology and PLOS

Qualifications and Experience: For either position:
A PhD in a relevant scientific discipline at least 2 years post-doctoral experience

Excellent written and oral communication skills

A keen eye for detail, and outstanding organization skills

Ability to work collaboratively, and in response to firm deadlines

A strong interest in scientific publishing and open access

Further qualifications for the Senior Editor level:
Required: Significant editorial experience in assessing research manuscripts and handling manuscripts through peer review

Desirable: Experience at commissioning and developmentally editing non-research articles for the magazine section of a research journal