As pointed out in this blog post, we’re looking for a new Associate Editor here on the journal.
I’d like to take this opportunity to offer some advice to those of you thinking of applying for the job. This all might sound somewhat obvious, but it is very important (and in your best interests) that you include in your application what we ask for in the job advert.
What we need are:
1. An up-to-date CV.
2. A research highlight in Nature Chemistry style that is approximately 250 words long and is about a recent (and relevant, i.e.. chemistry) paper in the literature. Your research highlight doesn’t have to be about a Nature Chemistry paper.
We do not want you to send anything in lieu of the research highlight, such as Thesis chapters, research papers, or other examples of writing you have done for other purposes in the past. If you want to send other (relevant) examples of your writing to demonstrate your experience/skills, that is fine. Nevertheless, so that we can compare across a relatively level playing field, please ensure that you also send in a research highlight following the instructions provided.
3. A cover letter that explains why you are interested in the position and what your salary expectations are. You might also want to use the cover letter to explain why you think you would be a good fit for the position.
Stuart Cantrill (Chief Editor, Nature Chemistry)