Jobs

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Welcome to the Microbiology Society’s jobs page, where you can find information about our current vacancies along with opportunities to volunteer and support the work of our members.

The Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects, and their practical uses. We have a worldwide membership of over 7,000 members who are based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools and we are one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe. 

The Society is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we value, promote, and seek diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age and we offer a generous benefits package.


CURRENT PAID VACANCIES

Below is a list of our current vacancies. You can find out more information on our website regarding the work of the Society.  

Our generous benefits package includes:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Highly competitive salaries with annual cost of living increase
  • 23 days holiday + eight bank holidays and three additional days over the Christmas break
  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • Life insurance including free (health and wellbeing) employee support services
  • Enhanced maternity pay to include 26 weeks fully paid maternity leave and 13 weeks statutory maternity pay
  • Enhanced adoption pay to include 26 weeks of fully paid adoption leave and 13 weeks statutory adoption pay
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • £50 contribution towards eye care



Executive Governance Officer

Full time contract, £28,000 + benefits

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Publishing Operations Editor

Full time contract, £28,000 + benefits

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Programme Officer

Full time contract, £28,000 + benefits

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Editorial Coordinator (Journals)

Full time contract, £28,000 + benefits

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VOLUNTARY OPPORTUNITIES

Below is a list of opportunities for our members to participate in our governance and publishing activities to support the work of the Society.  

Council and Committees Shadowing Scheme

Our Council and Committees Shadowing Scheme gives members an exclusive opportunity to gain insight into the inner working of the Society. By experiencing first-hand the activities and decision-making processes of key governing groups of the organisation, members can add to their CV, gain a wealth of knowledge, get a glimpse behind the scenes, and network with other microbiology leaders. Apply now to find out more about the way we work, so that you can strengthen your future nomination and go on to contribute to the leadership of the organisation through serving on Council and Committees.

Find out more and apply on the Council and Committees Shadowing Scheme page.

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology Editor

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

 

Journal of Medical Microbiology Profiles Editor

Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is the go-to interdisciplinary journal for medical, dental and veterinary microbiology, at the bench and in the clinic. We are currently looking for a JMM Profiles Editor to work with the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Tim Inglis and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Dr Tina Joshi to lead development and handling of JMM Profile submissions.

JMM Profiles were launched as an article type with three categories: Pathogen Profile, Antimicrobial Profile, and Diagnostic Profile. Profiles provide a concise summary describing key features and finishing with open questions pertinent to the subject matter. The Profiles are commissioned articles written by microbiologists with expertise in the area, and are intended to be a useful resource for education and reference.

For more details about JMM Profiles, please take a look at the following editorial from Dr Norman Fry. All of our published JMM Profiles can be found here.

Editor Benefits include two nights of accommodation and two days of registration at the Annual Conference, with an allowance for travel and meal expenses. The JMM Profiles Editor is also provided with two fee-free Open Access articles in any of the Society's journals in each calendar year; access to a ring-fenced conference travel fund for promoting the journal; and free online access to the journal. 

The closing date for applications is 27 February 2023.

The Journal of Medical Microbiology Profiles Editor

 

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. To apply and for further details, please see the job description below. 

 


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