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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.


Policy and Engagement Officer

£26,000–£29,000 + Benefits
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 principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it 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.

We are looking for a friendly and engaging Policy and Engagement Officer join our friendly and welcoming team, based in central London. You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the Society’s ambitious policy goals and projects.

It is important that you do not include your Personal Information i.e. name and contact details in your CV or Cover Letter.

This because the Society is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies to support staff from different backgrounds.

The Society also takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

Please note that due to limited resources it is not possible for the Society to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Policy and Engagement Officer Job Description

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Microbiology Deputy Editor-in-Chief

The Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Microbiology plays a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research, and are engaged with the microbiological community. You will also have responsibility for soliciting content for the journal, by suggesting reviews to the Reviews Editor or original articles for submission. Your main tasks will be to work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Gavin Thomas (University of York, UK), on editorial strategy for the journal. 

This position is a public-facing role and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief acts as a representative of the Society. The position is open to any Full, Full Concessionary or Honorary members of the Society. It is not a paid position, but as an Editor you will receive 2 nights of accommodation and 2 days of registration at Annual Conference, with an allowance for travel and meal expenses. The Deputy Editor-in-Chief 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 editors for promoting the journal; free online access to the Journal; and other benefits made available to members of Society Committees, as agreed by the Council of the Society. 

Microbiology Deputy Editor-in-Chief Job Description

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Closing date is 31 October 2020.

Microbiology Senior Editor

Senior Editors of Microbiology play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research, and are engaged with the microbiological community and also in the strategy and direction of the journal. You will also have responsibility for soliciting content for the journal, by suggesting reviews to the Reviews Editor or original articles for submission. Your main tasks will be providing assistance to Editors in your Section and assessing decisions made by new Editors, with the occasional need to handle papers directly if required. 

This position is a public-facing role and the Senior Editor acts as a representative of the Society. The position is open to any Full, Full Concessionary or Honorary members of the Society. It is not a paid position, but as an Editor you will receive 2 nights of accommodation and 2 days of registration at Annual Conference, with an allowance for travel and meal expenses. Senior Editors are 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 editors for promoting the journal; free online access to the Journal; and other benefits made available to members of Society Committees, as agreed by the Council of the Society. 

Microbiology Senior Editor Job Description

Please see the job description for more details and how to apply. 
Closing date is 31 October 2020.

Microbiology Editor

Editors of Microbiology play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research, and are engaged with the microbiological community. You will also have responsibility for soliciting content for the journal, by suggesting reviews to the Reviews Editor or original articles for submission. Your main tasks will be arranging peer review of manuscripts submitted to the journal and making editorial decisions based on this. You will be expected to contribute to the scope and management of an article collection, in collaboration with your Senior Editor.

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 or Honorary members of the Society. It is not a paid position, but as an Editor you will receive 2 nights of accommodation and 2 days of registration at Annual Conference, with an allowance for travel and meal expenses. Editors are also provided with one fee-free Open Access article in any of the Society’s journals in each calendar year; access to a ring-fenced conference travel fund for editors for promoting the journal; free online access to the Journal; and other benefits made available to members of Society Committees, as agreed by the Council of the Society. 

Microbiology Editor Job Description

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Closing date is 31 October 2020.

Journal of Medical Microbiology Editor

Editors of the Journal of Medical Microbiology play a vital role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research and are engaged with the microbiological community. You will also have responsibility for soliciting content for the journal, by suggesting reviews or original articles for submission. Your main tasks will be arranging peer review of manuscripts submitted to the journal and making editorial decisions based on this. We also encourage suggestions of article collections in collaboration with your Section Editor.

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 or Honorary members of the Society. It is not a paid position, but as an editor, you will receive two nights of accommodation and two days of registration at the Annual Conference, with an allowance for travel and meal expenses. Editors are also provided with one fee-free Open Access article in any of the Society's journals in each calendar year; access to a ring-fenced conference travel fund for editors for promoting the journal; free online access to the journal; and other benefits made available to members of Society Committees, as agreed by the Council of the Society. 

Journal of Medical Microbiology Editor job description

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Closing date is 6 November 2020.

Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) Chair-Elect

The FIS annual conference brings together societies across the UK with interests in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, biomedical science and infection control. The event typically attracts over 600 delegates across industry and academia as well as scientific and medical communities.

The FIS societies are currently planning an engaging and interactive future events programme, which will provide current research from a multitude of world experts in the field.
Societies take it in turn to host the annual meeting. They work collaboratively to deliver a high-quality, cost-neutral conference each year that enables all FIS member organisations to participate in the development of plenary and parallel sessions with all costs for the main programme being met from conference income.

The role of the Chair-Elect of FIS is to ensure the Society is fully represented and participating in the scientific programme at the FIS annual meeting (normally held at the end of November). It will also support the overall programme arrangements and promotion of the conference sessions during the Society’s host year.

Please see the job description for more details and how to apply. 
Closing date is 9 November 2020.
FIS Chair-Elect job description