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The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools. 

Our members have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge about the discipline. The Society’s role is to help unlock and harness the potential of that knowledge.

We are now embarking on an ambitious new five-year strategy with our principal goal to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that is shared with other communities. The impacts from this will drive us towards a world in which the science of microbiology provides maximum benefit to society.


International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology Editor: Call for expressions of interest

The International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (previously International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology) is the journal of record for publication of novel microbial taxa and the official publication of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes and the Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies. We are currently looking to appoint new Editors with expertise in microbial taxonomy. Our Editors play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research, and are engaged with the microbiological community. 

You do not need to have been involved with the Editorial Board or the Society previously to apply. Please read the full job description below for details on how to apply. 

The Microbiology Society is committed to creating an inclusive culture that supports equality and diversity and fully reflects both its membership and the global microbiology community. The Society seeks to actively encourage all practices that reflect a diverse society.

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology Editor Job Description

The closing date for expressions of interest is Tuesday 1 June 2021. 

Microbial Genomics Senior Editor for Microbial Communities

About us
The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools. Our members have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge about the discipline. The Society's role is to help unlock and harness the potential of that knowledge.

Read more about our mission and values at microbiologysociety.org. 

About Microbial Genomics
Microbial Genomics pioneers all areas of genome research spanning the breadth of microbial life including viruses, bacteria, archaea and microbial eukaryotes. We welcome articles showing novel insights, new applications, or innovative approaches using genomic data. Content ranges from comparative and functional genomics of model organisms to population-scale evolution, epidemiology and microbiome studies, and real-world genomics applications with clinical, veterinary or environmental relevance.

About you
Senior Editors of Microbial Genomics play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research and are engaged with the microbiological community. You will have editorial control over a section of the journal and your main tasks will be supporting Editors in decision making to maintain the quality of publications in the journal. You will also be involved in the strategic development of the journal and in particular your section: providing advice and assistance with relevant collections and promotional efforts; soliciting original articles and Reviews; and providing recommendations of conferences where the journal can be promoted.

This position is a public-facing role and the Editor acts as a representative of the Society. The position is open to any Full, Full Concessionary and Honorary Member of the Society. It is not a paid position, but Editors are provided one fee-free Open Access article in any of the Society’s journals in each calendar year; access to a ring-fenced travel fund; free online access to the Journal; other benefits made available to members of Society Committees, as agreed by the Council of the Society, including subsidised attendance to the Annual Conference. Editor benefits will continue to be reviewed considering continued travel restrictions and digital Society events. 

Term in office
  • At least three years.
Duties
  • Strategic development and editorial oversight of the Microbial Communities section.
  • Recommendation of members of the Editorial Board of the Journal.
  • Arranging for peer review of contributions submitted to the Journal in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Society and the Journal’s policies, as required.
  • Communication with contributors concerning the acceptance, revision or rejection of contributions to the Journal.
  • Ensuring appropriate coverage and quality of contributions for publication in the Journal.
  • Soliciting suitable contributions to the Journal.
  • Where appropriate, providing original contributions to the Journal, and not less than one contribution during the term of this Agreement.
  • Providing advice and assistance in marketing of the Journal.
  • Champion the journal on social media and at conferences.
  • Attendance at meetings with the Senior Editors, Editorial Board, and the Society as appropriate.
Person specification
  • Demonstrated excellence in the area of genomics of microbial communities, metagenomics and/or microbiomes.
  • Maintain an active microbial genomics research profile.
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts in a range of specialties in the discipline.
  • Previous editorial experience.
  • Have an understanding of the role of the Microbiology Society in promoting microbiology in the UK and the central role that publishing in society journals has in continuing these efforts.
Equal opportunities
The Microbiology Society is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We value, promote and seek diversity.
Application
Please send your expression of interest to [email protected]logysociety.org with your CV and a cover letter.
 
The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 16 April 2021. 

Microbial Genomics Editor

About us

The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools. Our members have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge about the discipline. The Society's role is to help unlock and harness the potential of this knowledge.

Read more about our mission and values at microbiologysociety.org

About Microbial Genomics

Microbial Genomics pioneers all areas of genome research spanning the breadth of microbial life including viruses, bacteria, archaea and microbial eukaryotes. We welcome articles showing novel insights, new applications, or innovative approaches using genomic data. Content ranges from comparative and functional genomics of model organisms to population-scale evolution, epidemiology and microbiome studies, and real-world genomics applications with clinical, veterinary or environmental relevance.

About you

Editors of Microbial Genomics play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research and are engaged with the microbiological community. Your main tasks will be arranging peer review of manuscripts submitted to the journal and, with the support of your Senior Editor, making editorial decisions based on this. You will also have opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction of the journal.

This position is a public-facing role and the Editor acts as a representative of the Society. The position is open to any Full, Full Concessionary and Honorary Member of the Society. It is not a paid position, but Editors are provided one fee-free Open Access article in any of the Society’s journals in each calendar year; access to a ring-fenced travel fund; free online access to the Journal; other benefits made available to members of Society Committees, as agreed by the Council of the Society, including subsidised attendance to the Annual Conference. Editor benefits will continue to be reviewed considering continued travel restrictions and digital Society events. 

Term in office
  • At least three years.
Duties
  • Arranging for peer review of contributions submitted to the Journal in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Society and the Journal’s policies.
  • Communication with contributors concerning the acceptance, rejection or revision of contributions to the Journal.
  • Ensuring appropriate coverage and quality of contributions for publication in the Journal.
  • Soliciting suitable contributions to the Journal.
  • Where appropriate, providing original contributions to the Journal, and not less than one contribution during the term of this Agreement.
  • Providing advice and assistance in marketing of the Journal.
  • Champion the journal on social media and at conferences.
  • Attendance at meetings with the Editorial Board and the Society as appropriate.
Person specification
  • Demonstrated excellence in an area of microbial genomics. These include microbiomes/metagenomics; zoonoses; bacteriophage genomics; evolution (mechanisms, experiments and timescales). 
  • Individuals with expertise in other areas of microbial genomics are also encouraged to express their interest in the role.
  • Maintain an active microbial genomics research profile.
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts in a range of specialties in the discipline.
  • Have an understanding of the role of the Microbiology Society in promoting microbiology in the UK and the central role that publishing in society journals has in continuing these efforts.
Equal opportunities

The Microbiology Society is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We value, promote and seek diversity.

Application

Please send your expression of interest to [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter.

The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 16 April 2021.