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Associate / (Senior) Editor (m/f/d), Nature Communications (Network /

Posted on Nov 24, 2019 by Springer Nature AG & Co. KGaA

Friedenau, Berlin, Germany
Design & Creative
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Location: New York, London, Berlin or Shanghai

Nature Research is a flagship portfolio of journals, products and services including Nature and the Nature-branded journals, dedicated to serving the scientific community.

Job Title: Associate / (Senior) Editor (m/f/d) (Network/Data science)

Organisation: Nature Communications

Nature Research is the world's leader in publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences. Its journals include Nature, the Nature Research journals, the Nature Reviews journals and Nature Communications. Do you love science but feel that a career at the bench 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 the answer is 'yes' to any or all of these questions, you could be the person we're looking for to join the editorial team of Nature Communications. Nature Communications is the leading multidisciplinary Open Access journal, publishing high-quality scientific research. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we're seeking an expert in network and/or data science who has a critical eye, a deep understanding of their subject and interests beyond and who can think on their feet.


  • Handling original research papers and working closely with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer-review
  • Making well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice
  • Determining the representation of their subject in the journal
  • Liaising extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature family and with experts in the international scientific community
  • Attending conferences and visiting research institutions
  • Commission and edit reviews, and write editorials

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in network/data science or physics or mathematics or computer science. This could include, but is not limited to complex networks, machine learning, neural networks, artificial intelligence, statistical physics or nonlinear dynamics
  • Significant research experienced is preferred
  • A thorough understanding of recent trends and developments in the field is essential
  • A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research, both within and beyond your speciality
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of this discipline
  • Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish
  • Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for a Senior Editor position

The successful candidates will report to a Team Manager in the physical science division.

This demanding and intellectually stimulating role is located in either our London, Berlin, New York or Shanghai office. The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis and its starting date is envisaged within the next few months.


For German candidates, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Varied and interesting tasks
  • An excellent working environment with flat hierarchies
  • A good work life balance with fair working hours and a generous and flexible vacation package
  • Discounted public transport
  • Discounted book prices
  • An excellent on-site cafeteria

Reference: 801560093

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