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Scientific Editor, Data Science Journal
Cambridge, MA

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Job Description

The role:

We are looking for a Scientific Editor to join the editorial team launching a prestigious new Cell Press journal spanning data science research.

Data Science is a wide-ranging and varied field. It includes the development of new analysis tools and algorithms, collection, management and curation methods, as well as the application of these to many and varied scientific problems from domains that run the whole gamut of research, from astronomy to zoology. This broadness in scope allows it to be cross-cutting and multidisciplinary, allowing researchers in disparate domains to share best practice and tools to solve problems of importance to society. Data Science investigates the profound transformations in how research can be done and raises issues that affect science and public policy, and the standards and infrastructure that are integral to research.

The journal will be dedicated to the advancement of data science and its application in practice, policies and management. It will be a peer-reviewed, open access journal that is relevant to the whole range of research endeavor, including the computational, natural, social sciences and the humanities. The scope of the journal will include topics such as: novel computational and analysis algorithms, machine learning, descriptions of data infrastructures, applications, software, the availability and usability of complex datasets, and the legal, social and regulatory aspects of data.

The journal will publish a variety of article types, including research papers, practice papers, data articles, essays etc. - thereby adding a new dimension to the communication and exchange of data research results and educational materials.

The ethos of the journal is to be ground-breaking and innovative, not just in the papers that it publishes, but also in its methodology for publishing. This journal will stretch the boundaries of the publishing process in order to get the latest and most impactful research (in whatever form it takes, e.g. datasets, workflows, software, etc.) to the wider community in an effective and cost-efficient way. To this end, the journal will promote Open Access, Open Data and Open Science, to ensure that data, algorithms, infrastructures and tools are used in the most effective and efficient way to facilitate knowledge and learning.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and editorial colleagues to develop, launch and shape the journal. Responsibilities will include assessing submitted research papers, making editorial recommendations, and overseeing the peer review process; commissioning and shaping review- and commentary-type content; writing preview articles, traveling to scientific conferences and academic institutes; developing strong ties with relevant research communities; and contributing to Cell Press growth and innovation projects.

This is a full-time editorial position. Our preference is for a candidate based at the Cell Press headquarters in Cambridge, MA, USA. However, we are also open to candidates who would be located in our Oxford, London, Amsterdam, Beijing, or Shanghai offices.

What we offer:

Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment that encourages innovation.

An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure.

Upon acceptance of this role, the selected internal candidate will be required to sign a Restrictive Covenants Agreement which includes Non-Solicitation, Non-Disclosure and for certain roles a Non-Competition Agreement as a condition of placement into the role.

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.

Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.

Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or

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