Chief Editor

London (Central), London (Greater), New York, Berlin
08 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Chief Editor, Nature Ageing: London, New York or Berlin

Springer Nature, the publisher of Nature, is looking to recruit a Chief Editor for Nature Ageing, a new journal that will launch in 2021.

Nature Ageing will publish ageing research in its broadest sense, providing a home for significant advances in the natural, health and social sciences alike. The journal will bring together those seeking to understand ageing and diseases of ageing at a molecular and cellular level with those applying this knowledge to increase human lifespan and healthspan, and those addressing the societal and ethical challenges arising from our ageing populations.  

The range of topics and disciplines to be covered includes (but is not limited to): molecular and cellular biology of ageing, ageing and stem cell biology, rejuvenation and tissue repair, physiology of ageing and longevity, diseases of ageing, gerontology, geriatrics, mental health and ageing, clinical interventions, biomarker studies, epidemiology and public health and socio-economic aspects of ageing.

To help realize this vision, we require an ambitious and dynamic Chief Editor, who will develop, launch and establish Nature Ageing as the leading publication covering all of these aspects of ageing research.

Applicants must have a PhD, and preferably postdoctoral experience, and a strong track record in a relevant field of research. Previous editorial and/or managerial experience is a significant advantage.

The successful applicant will lead an editorial team, and work closely with them on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection, commissioning and editing of Reviews and News & Views, and writing for the journal. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the scientific community through laboratory visits and international conferences — willingness to travel is essential.

Working within a dynamic editorial and publishing environment that also includes NatureNature MedicineNature Cancer and Nature Neuroscience, this demanding and stimulating role calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. The successful candidate will be dynamic and outgoing, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills and the ability to absorb new areas of research are prerequisites.

The position will be based in our offices in either London, New York or Berlin. Please indicate a preference in the application.  

Applicants should send a CV; a statement (1,500 words maximum) that encapsulates their vision for the journal’s content, competitive position and longer-term development; and a brief cover letter explaining their interest in the post and their salary expectations. 

The closing date for applications is 20th October 2019.

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

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life and AD&D
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Summer Hours

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

  • A healthy work/life balance
  • Interesting and challenging work
  • A positive environment
  • Enthusiastic, supportive colleagues
  • Flexible hours, a 37 hour week and 30 days annual leave
  • Book discount of 15-40%
  • Discounted public transport

Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster:

Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.

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