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Chief Editor, Nature Cardiovascular Research at Nature America, Inc in New York, New York

Posted in Writing/Editing 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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 Cardiovascular Research: London, New York or Berlin

Springer Nature, the publisher of Nature, is looking to recruit a Chief Editor for Nature Cardiovascular Research, a new journal that will launch in 2022.

Nature Cardiovascular Research will publish basic, translational and clinical research focused on cardiac and vascular function and haematology in health and disease. Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death and morbidity worldwide, and Nature Cardiovascular Resarch will also provide a platform for commentary and analysis on the socioeconomic burden of these diseases, to create a holistic view of research and its impact in this area. 

The range of topics and disciplines to be covered includes (but is not limited to) studies on the biology and physiology of cardiovascular disorders, including heart failure, hypertension, stroke and other cerebrovascular disorders, coronary disease and atherosclerosis, in both humans and animal models. Reports on surgical interventional procedures and cardiovascular bioengineering will also be welcome.

To help realize this vision, we require an ambitious and dynamic Chief Editor, who will develop, launch and establish Nature Cardiovascular Research as the leading publication for cardiovascular researchers and cardiologists alike.

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 Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Metabolism and Nature Aging, 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. 

Please contact Niki Scaplehorn ( for any queries regarding this position.

The closing date for applications is 31st August 2020.

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

At Springer Nature we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.

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.