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.
Help us raise awareness of UN Food Safety Day
In recognition of UN Food Safety Day on 7 June, we would like to hear from any members who are planning to raise awareness of food safety on or around the day. Please contact Erin Taylor for more information.
We need Champions in London and the South West of England
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 email@example.com.
Review our Society Journals
Other external opportunities
Join the British Ecological Society Policy Committee (Chair)
The British Ecological Society (BES) is looking to recruit a new Policy Committee Chair who is committed to generating, communicatin and promoting ecological knowledge and solutions. The remit of the Policy Committee is to develop and overseet the delivery of the Society's policy work. Please note: You do not need to be a member of BES to apply.
Closing date: 06 June
Visit the website for more information.
PhD research project position
An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position is available for immediate start in the Marie Sktodowska-Curie Actions European Join Doctoral Programme YEASTDOC.
The mentored PhD research project is based in INRA Montpellier, France and the University of Leicester, UK.
Closing date: 6 June 2019
Visit the website for more information and how to apply.
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.
Future Leaders Fellowships
Attend and run activities at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden
Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden is the former home of Gloucestershire scientist Edward Jenner: the man who told the world how to vaccinate, and whose work ultimately led to the eradication of smallpox. On 26 Monday August 2019 they are hosting an event 'Science All Around' which is based on the idea that Jenner took much of his inspiration from looking at the world around him and so they want to explore the process of scientific discovery and encourage visitors to see science in the everyday.
If you are interested in sharing a microbiology activity as part of the event, please email Erin Taylor.