Assistant Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics
American Society of Human Genetics
Location: Work Remote,
Type: Full Time
Academic / Research
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
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*Job is Remote*
The American Society of Human Genetics seeks an Assistant Editor for its flagship publication The American Journal of Human Genetics. Reporting to the Deputy Editor, you would work collaboratively with the editorial team to solicit, evaluate, and manage the peer review process of manuscripts for AJHG. You also will participate in strategic publishing sessions and serve as part of the larger ASHG staff team to execute Annual Meeting events, digital programs, and other forums related to the journals.
This position offers a fixed-term contract for two years, with the possibility of extension at the end of the term. No editorial experience is required; we will provide all the necessary training and mentoring. This would be an excellent opportunity to explore a career in Society-led scientific publishing.
Roles and Responsibilities
Meets regularly with the Deputy Editor to ensure efficient workflow and maintain high standards at AJHG.
Prepares critiques of submitted manuscripts for discussion with AJHG' s Editor-in-Chief.
Manages the peer review of submitted manuscripts.
Guides authors in revising manuscripts for publication.
Writes article summaries for the "This Month in the Journal" section of each issue.
Works closely with the Cell Press production staff to ensure timely and high-quality processing of AJHG manuscripts.
Attends scientific meetings, including the ASHG annual meeting, to follow developments in research and establish and maintain close ties with the research community.
Assists in the planning and execution of editorial projects and journal-related ASHG programming.
Other duties as assigned
This position allows for a remote work environment, with access and travel to ASHG’s headquarter building located in Rockville, MD, as wanted and necessary.
The qualified candidate is expected to have:
A Ph.D. in genetics, genomics, or a related discipline (required)
Ability to think critically about a wide range of scientific issues
Strong communication skills
Interest in engaging with the scientific community
Talent for distilling complex concepts and communicating them
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and also effectively in diverse team settings
Ability to build/maintain professional working relationships; professional behavior and judgment within and outside the organization
ASHG is a dynamic professional community of human genetics researchers, clinicians and other specialists who work at the leading edge of discovery, generating new genetic knowledge and translating it rapidly to improve human health and well-being. A non-profit founded in 1948, ASHG has nearly 8,000 members worldwide; hosts as many as 9,000 attendees annually at the world’s largest genetics and genomics meeting; publishes two respected journals, the flagship American Journal of Human Genetics and a new OA journal Human Genetics and Genomics Advances; and undertakes a growing array of public outreach, education, policy, and advocacy programs throughout the year. ASHG is a dynamic and healthy organization with 31 staff, an annual budget of nearly $8 million, and prudent reserves.