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Assistant/ Associate Editors

Employer:  American Association for Cancer Research
Job Number:  7046401
Date Posted:  02/16/2017

Job Description

Job Summary:

The AACR seeks talented editors to join our team as Assistant/Associate Editors for three of our journals: Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, and Cancer Immunology Research.


Philadelphia, PA or Boston, MA

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

• Contribute to defining the journal scope and policy implementation in conjunction with the Executive Editor.
• Assist the Executive Editor in managing/participating in peer-review process to ensure quality and timely handling of submissions.
• Assist the Executive Editor with development, composition, and editing content.
• Collaborate with the staff of the seven “sibling” AACR journals to ensure good communication and promotion of synergistic opportunities.
• Communicate with authors, editors, reviewers, and readers regarding all aspects of the journal.
• Represent the journal and the AACR at scientific meetings and institutional visits.
• Stay abreast of the field and develop excellent relationships with the research community.
• Provide input for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the activities of competing journals.

Qualifications and Competencies:

• Expertise in cancer science (and immunology for the Cancer Immunology Research position) preferred.
• Experience in evaluating manuscripts during the peer review process.
• Ability to communicate directly with researchers and to translate technical scientific content to scientists working in other disciplines.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Independent, self-motivated, consistently demonstrating initiative and commitment.
• Must be able to travel to relevant scientific meetings and research institutes.

Education Requirements:

• PhD with postdoctoral experience in a biomedical or clinical science.

How to Apply:

This position offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a letter of interest along with your most current curriculum vitae to:

American Association for Cancer Research
Human Resources
P.O. Box 40138
Philadelphia, PA 19106
E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org

Equal Opportunity Employer
Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact:  Human Resources
American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street 17th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
Phone: 215-440-9300
Fax: 2154401045
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