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.

Head of Journal Development

Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 + Benefits 

We are looking for a new Head of Journal Development to join our friendly and welcoming team, based in central London. You will provide strategic editorial direction across the Society’s portfolio of journals, working closely with your colleagues and with microbiologists in academia, industry, and clinical environments. You will represent the Microbiology Society at conferences and events, playing a key part in raising the profile of our journals and seeking out commissioning opportunities.

To apply email by 13 September with your CV and cover letter.

More information:

Head of Journal Development Job Description


Microbiology Today Editor

The Society is looking to appoint a new member who is interested in being the next Editor of our highly-regarded magazine, which helps us achieve our strategic objective to advance understanding of microbiology and champion the contribution made by microbiology, our members and their work in addressing global challenges. The role will begin in January 2021 and is open to any Full, Full Concessionary or Honorary Member of the Society. There will be a handover period during 2020.

More information:

Microbiology Today Editor Job Description

To apply email your CV with the names of two referees to by 31 October 2019.

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