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Editor for the Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY

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Category:Work with us

Closing date:30 Apr 2018

Start date:1 June 2018

The British Journal of Pharmacology (BJP) is seeking a new Editor for The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY. The Concise Guide is published biennially  and provides concise overviews of the key properties of over 1700 human drug targets, including their pharmacology.

We want to add to the Editorial Board of the Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, to ensure timely production of the next issue, planned for publication in the autumn of 2019. The role of the Editors is to work with the curators of The Guide to PHARMACOLOGY database, (located at The University of Edinburgh) and the journal publishers (Wiley), in order to identify appropriate contents and style for the Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY.  In addition, the Editors work (via the University of Edinburgh database team) with members of the subcommittees of the Nomenclature Committee of IUPHAR, the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, in order to produce expert-informed information for publication. 

The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY is divided into nine sections: G protein-coupled receptors, ligand-gated ion channels, voltage-gated like channels, other ion channels, nuclear hormone receptors, catalytic receptors, enzymes, transporters, and other protein targets.  We are seeking a candidate with expertise in these areas, beyond our existing coverage of GPCR and LGIC. It is not an essential requirement that applicants have an extensive track record of publishing in these areas; rather that they have a flexibility to cover an extended family of molecular targets of drugs and to work as part of a team to ensure stylistic consistency, currency of the material presented and that deadlines are met.

To apply for this role send a short CV and a covering note explaining why you should be considered to Emma Needham.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Steve Alexander, Senior Editor for Nomenclature and the Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY.