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Join the Biology Open Editor team

Do you have a broad interest in the biological and biomedical sciences? Are you teaching or have you taught undergraduate courses in these areas? Are you an active researcher in a relevant research group or program? Do you have an interest in science publishing, or in advocating for and supporting early-career researchers?

BiO is looking to appoint a new member of its international team of research-active Editors. The new editor would particularly focus on supporting and expanding BiO’s initiatives concerning early-career researchers. You would be responsible for soliciting and assessing submitted Future Leader Review articles, finding and inviting reviewers, evaluating their feedback and communicating editorial decisions to authors. In addition, you will write and commission editorial pieces on issues concerning early-career researchers, as well as advocating for those in the first stages of their academic careers.

The editor would also evaluate occasional research submissions within their areas of expertise.

The key qualities we look for are breadth of scientific interest, the ability to think critically about a wide range of scientific issues, good writing and communication skills, and the ability to learn quickly. Previous experience in an Editor role is not required.

We are able to offer an annual stipend and a per article handling fee.

If you are interested in the role, please email your up-to-date CV to the Editorial Office at bio@biologists.com. Please also include a short letter explaining why you are interested and your areas of scientific expertise, as well as outlining what you think the main challenges of the role are and your involvement in any activities that particularly support early-career researchers.

Applications should be received by Friday 31 December 2021.

BiO is published by The Company of Biologists, a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. It also publishes the international journals Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology  and Biology Open.

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