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Physical Review D is looking for a part-time Associate Editor

American Physical Society
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21 Jun 2024

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Physical Review D (PRD) is looking for a part-time Associate Editor with international scientific standing in any of the subject areas that PRD covers, namely elementary particle physics, field theory, gravitation, cosmology, and astrophysics. As a member of our editorial team, you would actively engage with one of these research communities and ensure an outstanding peer review experience and thoughtful selection of papers for publication.

The primary responsibility of the Associate Editor is to critically conduct the peer review process of assigned manuscripts by determining whether to send a manuscript out for external review, selecting appropriate reviewers, and making decisions on rejection or acceptance. The Associate Editor is expected to strengthen and expand existing ties between the journal and the respective research communities, and to raise the journal’s overall visibility, through various activities, including conference attendance.

We receive submissions continuously throughout the year, and so we expect editors to work on their assignments on a regular basis but arrangements can be made for extended absences upon timely prior notice. Active participation in our regular editorial discussions is also expected. The Associate Editor would be appointed as a consultant and would receive compensation for their work.

The part-time Associate Editor is expected and encouraged to maintain their current position while contributing to PRD. Candidates must have an outstanding track record in both research and in refereeing, and have a broad knowledge of the field and current trends within it. They should uphold high standards for peer review, and be committed to maintaining and building an exceptional reputation for the journal. Prior editorial experience is not required. Researchers from anywhere in the world may apply.

Interested applicants should write to  with a cover letter and a current CV. Applicants should also provide a statement explaining their interest in this position. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2024.

The American Physical Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from or nominations of underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, pregnancy (including childbirth or related condition), citizenship, familial status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, genetic information, other non-disqualifying disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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At the American Physical Society, our mission is to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and service the broader physics community. Established in 1899,  APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Why work for us
Founded in our Core Value of  Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect, the American Physical Society will provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all employees and promotion of successful and fulfilling career opportunities. The American Physical Society is a remote-first organization that supports flexible working hours, hybrid work models, and offers generous paid family leave. We offer a competitive base salary along with a comprehensive health and wellness benefits package. Whether it’s contributing to our world-leading journals or engaging and supporting the next generation of physicists through our robust program offerings, our employees have the opportunity to partner with diverse and talented colleagues on exciting initiatives.

Training and development
APS provides a wide array of professional-development opportunities  specific to each employee’s career path and goals. We foster a learning  environment by creating training opportunities that range from staff training seminars, attending conferences, mentorship/coaching, to on-demand courses and instruction via our learning management system. APS is committed to ensuring that our employees have a diverse library of tools and resources supporting their professional goals and outcomes.

What we are looking for
We are looking for people across various professions and specializations to support the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. Join our diverse team of talented professionals who want to make a difference.  Core values drive our mission. We will provide a welcoming and inclusive environment and welcome all to share in the excitement of physics.

Does this sound like you? Join us and help us ensure a bright future for physics.

Please apply online at

Remote—first organization with physical offices in College Park, MD, Washington DC, Hauppauge, NY, USA

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Associate executive editor, managing editor, Physical Review Materials; director of marketing, user experience and communications; honors program manager; science policy intern; data and analytics intern

Desired degree  & disciplines
Education requirements range from a high-school diploma or equivalent to a bachelor’s degree; some roles may require advanced degrees like a master’s or Ph.D.

How to apply
To see a list of our current openings, please apply online at

Closing date
All year round


Company info
1 Physics Ellipse
College Park

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