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.
Microbial Genomics Editors: call for expressions of interest
Closing date: 15 June 2020
We are currently looking to appoint new Editors with expertise in microbial genomics, particularly gut microbiome and pathogens, environmental microbiome, animal and protist pathogens, evolutionary genomics, and public health. Our Editors play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research, and are engaged with the microbiological community.
The role will begin in July 2020 and is open to any Full, Full Concessionary or Honorary Member of the Society.
If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief description of your research interests and expertise to email@example.com.
You can download the a full description of the role below.Microbial Genomics Editor Job Description
Conferences and Events Officer
Central London £26,000 - £29,000 + Benefits
Closing date: 1 June 2020
We are looking for a Conferences and Events Officer to join our friendly and welcoming team, based in central London. You will be joining the Society at an exciting time as we deliver our Strategy 2018-2022 and celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2020. This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of the Society’s conferences and events programme in support of the microbiology community, working closely with colleagues, external stakeholders and our members.
The postholder will contribute to and support the Head of Conferences and Events in the delivery of all of Council’s strategic objectives and particularly in relation to enabling our members to strengthen their existing relationships and gain access to new communities, maximising national and international networking opportunities.
Please find more details on how to apply here. You can download the job description below.Conference and Events Officer Job Description
Associate Director of Members’ Programmes
Central London £60,000 - £65,000 + Benefits
Closing date: 7 June 2020
We are looking for an Associate Director of Members’ Programmes to join our friendly and welcoming team, based in central London. You will be joining the Society at an exciting time as we deliver our Strategy 2018-2022 and celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2020. This role provides leadership and strategic direction for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Society’s activities that support the microbiology community, with a focus on building communities and impact and influence. Supporting the Chief Programmes Officer and Director of Strategy with the delivery of all of Council’s strategic objectives, the postholder will also be a proactive member of the Senior Management Team, providing leadership and championing change to support a culture and behaviour across the organisation that aligns with the Society’s values.
A background in our work is not a necessity, but you will have leadership experience coupled with the ability to understand the challenges and opportunities that we face. Being able to look across the organisation and identify ways of maximising member engagement is vital, as is having the commitment and energy needed to help us achieve a real impact.
Please find more details on how to apply here. You can download the job description below.Associate Director of Membership Programmes Job Description
Microbiology Editorial Board: Call for expressions of interest
We are currently looking to appoint members of the Microbiology Editorial board at the following position: Reviews Editor.
The role of the Reviews Editor is to contribute to journal policy and development, with special attention to soliciting Reviews and handling those papers, both solicited and non-solicited, throughout the peer review process. When handling Reviews, the Reviews Editor is expected to select appropriate reviewers for a submitted paper and, based on the received Reviews and their own opinion, make decisions on the acceptability of the Review for publication.
As the founding and flagship journal of the Microbiology Society, Microbiology brings together communities of scientists from all microbiological disciplines and from around the world. Originally named Journal of General Microbiology, we have been publishing the latest advances in microbiology since 1947. Today the journal reflects the diversity and importance of microbiology in addressing current global challenges, such as food security, environmental sustainability, and health, by publishing fundamental and applied research across the breadth of the field.
Responsibilities will include:
- Soliciting Reviews or working with Senior Editors and Editors to increase the number of submitted Reviews to Microbiology;
- Initially handling all submitted Reviews. The Reviews Editor can either act as handling Editor for these papers (expected approximately eight Reviews per year) or inform the Editorial Office of his/her choice of a handling editor, which will preferably be a Senior Editor;
- Dealing with assigned manuscripts promptly and fairly with appropriate communication with the authors, reviewers and Editorial Office;
- Attending Senior Editors’ and Editors’ meetings where possible in person or by teleconference;
- Informing the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Office if they receive any complaints about handling of papers or about reviewers;
- In consultation with the Editor-in-Chief and/or the Editorial Office as appropriate, deal with such complaints according to the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; http://publicationethics.org/);
- Actively promote the journal at external meetings and conferences using promotional material or through sponsored journal prizes;
- Recommendation of microbiologists who could join the Editorial Board of the Journal;
- Recommendation of microbiologists who could join the Board of Reviewers of the Journal.
These roles are open to any Full, Full Concessionary or Honorary Member of the Society.
- Demonstrated excellence in the field of microbiology.
- Maintain an active microbiology research profile.
- Have an excellent network of international contacts with a range of specialties in the discipline.
- Previous membership of an Editorial board, preferably a Microbiology Society journal.
If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief description of your research interests and expertise to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.