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 5000 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.

Our generous benefits package includes:
  • Flexible working hours, including hybrid working options
  • 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
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • £50 contribution towards eye care

CURRENT VACANCIES

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

Content and Media Manager

Full time permanent contract £35,000

About You

We are looking for a Content and Media Manager to join our friendly and welcoming team. The postholder will be responsible for developing innovative and creative content via videos, audio, blog and other channels, and managing the Content and Media team.

The postholder will deliver integrated digital communications – developing engaging and interactive, audience-focused content, particularly audio, video, animation, copy-writing and infographics. They will work with members to ensure scientific content from a range of sources (including journals, events and other research) is produced for wider dissemination to media, scientific and public audiences to support our aim to advance understanding of microbiology and champion the contribution made by microbiology, our members and their work in addressing global challenges.

To Apply
Apply now

 

Content and Media Manager Job Description

 

The closing date for applications is 5 November 2021. To apply and for further details, please see the job description above.

Media and Research Officer

Part time contract (3 days a week) £26,000-£29,000 (Full Time Equivalent)

About You

We are looking for a Media and Research Officer to join our friendly and welcoming team. The postholder will support the Society’s strategy by contributing proactively and reactively to media communications to maximise our impact.

The role will develop knowledge of the research activities of members, acting as a conduit between their expertise and the media and other audiences. They will source and write content from exciting research activities within our membership and across our journals content to support our aim to advance understanding of microbiology and champion the contribution made by microbiology, our members and their work in addressing global challenges.

To Apply
Apply now

 

Media and Research Officer Job Description

 

The closing date for applications is 5 November 2021. To apply and for further details, please see the job description above.

Publishing Operations Editor

Full time Permanent Contract £25,000-£27,000

About You

We are looking for a Publishing Operations Editor to join our friendly and welcoming team, who are based in Central London. This role will contribute to and support the Head of Digital Publishing and the Publishing Operations Manager in the delivery of all Council’s strategic objectives and particularly in relation to the Society’s long-term sustainability by increasing efficiency as well as ensuring that our central services reflect the Society’s values.

To Apply
Apply now

 

Publishing Operations Editor Job Description

 

Promotions and Marketing Intern

Full time 9 Month Fixed Term Contract £10.85 per hour

About You

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic about events, in particular the exhibition and sponsorship process, to join our Promotions and Marketing team for a 9month internship.
The internship offers you the opportunity to gain marketing and communications experience in the not-for-profit sector. This role offers valuable insight into the workings of a member Society, as well as hands-on learning to help deliver key marketing tasks, including research, communications, delivery, and evaluation.​
Based at our central London office in Meredith Street, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about design processes, through working with the Visual and Brand Designer, as well as gain experience in asset development and delivery.
  • Gain an understanding of how events are put together and the processes required to deliver an event, especially for exhibitors and sponsors
  • Develop your networking and research skills, learning how to source and communicate with industry contacts about exhibiting at our events, suppliers and sponsors​.

The internship will run for 9 months, ideally starting in November 2021, but the exact timing is negotiable.

To apply
Apply now

 

Promotions and Marketing Intern Job Description

 

The closing date for applications is 1 November 2021. To apply and for further details, please see the job description above.


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.  

Microbiology Society's Chair-Elect of FIS

The Microbiology Society is looking to appoint a Chair-Elect to support the new Chair Dr Tina Joshi in in ensuring the Society is fully represented and participating in the scientific programme at annual meetings for the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS), and to support the delivery of the programme during our hosting year in 2023.

The organising societies work collaboratively to deliver a high-quality annual conference bringing together other societies from across the UK with interests in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, biomedical sciences and infection control. The event typically attracts over 600 delegates from industry and academia, as well as scientific and medical communities.

Chair-Elect of FIS

The Chair-Elect will serve two years in office commencing January 2022, and will then become Chair from January 2024 to December 2025.

FIS brings together professionals involved in infection prevention and control and provides an exciting opportunity to network with others involved in these areas and beyond. We therefore welcome members with experience and contacts from all relevant sectors to apply for the role of FIS Chair-Elect. If you are interested in supporting the work of the Society and have a keen interest in infection science or clinical microbiology, please send a short statement expressing your interest by Friday 29 October 2021 to our Conferences Team: [email protected].

Please include the following in your statement:

  • Your name
  • Job title
  • Place of work
  • Contact details
  • Relevant qualifications

In no more than 200 words, please tell us:

  • Why you would be interested in this position?
  • What can you bring to the role?
  • Your experience of contributing to scientific meeting or conference programmes.

You can read more about the position in the job description below. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

FIS Chair-Elect Job Description

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

Microbiology Senior Editor

Microbiology brings together communities of scientists from all microbiological disciplines and from around the world. The journal is looking to appoint Senior Editors to work closely with the Editorial Board: providing support and assistance to Editors in your section and working with the senior editorial team to discuss the priorities of the journal and opportunities for advancing your section.

Benefits include two nights of accommodation and two days of registration at the 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 promoting the journal; and free online access to the journal.

The closing date for applications is 30 October 2021. To apply and for further details, please see the job description below.
Microbiology Senior Editor job description


Please apply to [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter.

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.

Journal of Medical Microbiology Senior Editor: Call for expressions of interest

Journal of Medical Microbiology is the go-to interdisciplinary journal for medical, dental and veterinary microbiology, at the bench and in the clinic. We are currently looking to appoint Senior Editors to closely work with the Editors-in-Chief, Dr Norman Fry (Public Health England, UK) and Professor Kalai Mathee (Florida International University, USA), and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Tim Inglis (University of Western Australia, Australia), on editorial strategy for the journal and to lead development and handling of the sections ‘Microbiome and Microbial Ecology in Health’ or ‘Molecular and Microbial Epidemiology’.

Benefits include two nights of accommodation and two days of registration at the 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 promoting the journal; and free online access to the journal.

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.
Journal of Medical Microbiology Senior Editor job description


Please apply to [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter.

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.

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.

Members Panel

We are establishing a Members Panel: a group of members from underrepresented communities who will convene to bring their perspectives to our efforts to ensure the Society is welcoming across all its activities. We are currently seeking the inaugural Chair and members of the Panel.

The Members Panel will enable us to expand the diversity of perspectives represented at decision-making level by providing a platform for members from minoritised ethnic and racial groups, members with disabilities, health conditions or impairments, and members from other marginalised backgrounds to convene.

It will input directly to the General Secretary’s Group, which is the formal mechanism by which asingle coherent report on EDI issues is presented to Council, on Society activities focusing on member engagement and inclusion. The Panel is also open to members who are not from marginalised groups to participate if they wish to demonstrate their support, however our primary focus will be on bringing the voices of those who are not usually heard to the fore.

To express an interest in the Panel, members are invited to complete the form below and submit it to [email protected]If you wish to express an interest in the Chair position, you must complete the Chair section of the form.
Members Panel Nomination Form 2021


To learn more about Our Panels visit this webpage.

 


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