Members are fundamental to the work we do as a Society and play an integral part of our 2018-2022 strategy. Working together enables us to influence, create a framework for our Divisions and communities while supporting outreach activities.
Volunteering offers a variety of opportunities. For some it offers the chance to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. For others it is a way to "give something back" and make a difference in the world of microbiology.
We offer volunteering opportunities for members to shape the future of the Society and develop leadership and strategy skills. We also offer public engagement, event organisation, editorial board and science communication opportunites. Find out how you can get involved today.
We offer a range of opportunities for members who want to develop leadership and strategy skills to join our Committees, Council, Divisions and Journals.
There are no opportunities at present. For more information, please contact Erin Taylor.
Engagement, influence and impact
Do you work in an area of microbiology relevant to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
If you work within an area of microbiology relevant to the SDGs or have wider relevant experience that you would like to share, we want to hear from you. By completing our short questionnaire, the responses will be used to inform the work we are carrying out to inform and influence the SDGs. Evidence is welcomed in the form of literature, data, reports or case studies. Submit your evidence today.
Do you have any microbiology related images?
If you are keen to showcase some of the work within your field of microbiology, this could be the opportunity for you. As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations in 2020, we are asking for members to submit images that demonstrate how microbes help us to understand our world. Find out how you can submit your image today.
Do you have a story to tell about the Microbiology Society?
As part of our wide-ranging programme of events and activities to showcase why microbiology matters as part of our 75th anniversary celebrations in 2020, we want to hear from members who have a story to tell from the last 25 years (between 1995-2019) of the Society's history. Has being a member of the Society affected your career opportunities and/or personal development? Do you have a personal highlight from any of our events? If the answer is year, please contact Erin Taylor.
Help us advance public understanding of microbiology with your expertise
We often receive media requests from journalists or production companies who are looking for an expert opinion or comment. Empowering our members to communicate to the public is vital to raise the profile of microbiology and advance public understanding.
If you would be interested in speaking with journalists when relevant enquiries come in, please register your interest here.
Are you working in industry?
We need more Society Champions
Gain an insight into the work of the Society through our Shadowing Scheme
Reviewers needed for our Society Grants
The Microbiology Society awards over 800 grants each year, and our research grants provide essential research experience to early career researchers. We support undergraduate projects via the Harry Smith Vacation Studentships and facilitate new collaborations and technique acquisition via the Research Visit Grants. We are always looking for new reviewers, particularly in prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbiology, and applied research across the board. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review our Society Journals
Other external opportunities
Members involved in the Microbiome
Society members from Public Health England (PHE) are investigating the understanding and attitudes of adolescents around the microbiome and its role in health and AMR. Results from the study will inform on the design of interventions to motivate young people to follow 'Microbiome friendly' behavious such as diet and appropriate antibiotic use.
PHE are seeking Microbiology Society members who are working within the microbiome field to comment on study design and be involved in resource development in the future.
Please contact Catherine Hayes for more information.