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Physical Review Letters Seeks an Assistant Editor
Physical Review Letters seeks a dynamic and personable member for its team of editors. The primary responsibility is to manage the peer review process and decide which papers meet PRL criteria and merit publication.
Editors stay engaged with the scientific community and abreast of the latest research by attending meetings and visiting research institutions around the world. In addition, editors may contribute to efforts by the Physical Review journals to publicize physics research beyond a pure physics audience.
A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and postdoctoral research experience are required. We have a preference for someone with experience in soft matter and quantum or classical statistical physics. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. We will train the new editor to develop needed editorial skills.
The position is based at the editorial offices in Ridge, New York, on Long Island 60 miles east of Manhattan, near Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University. A significant presence at Ridge is necessary but telecommuting a few days a week may be negotiated. The successful candidate will join a collaborative international team of 20 PRL editors, 12 of whom are located at Ridge, and will interact with ~40 editors of the other Physical Review journals based in the same office.
We offer career stability with competitive salary and benefits to a qualified individual ready for a nontraditional career in physics. For general information about the American Physical Society and its journals, see the APS website.
To apply, please send your resume plus cover letter containing salary requirements and timetable of availability to:
Daniel T. Kulp, Editorial Director
Please submit your application by September 30, 2018.
American Physical Society
1 Research Road
Ridge, NY 11961
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.
APS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.