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
  • 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.  

Publishing Operations Editor

Full time Permanent Contract £27,000-£29,000

About You

We are looking for a Publishing Operations Editor to join our friendly and welcoming team, who are based in Central London. Reporting to the Head of Digital Publishing, the Publishing Operations Editor will have responsibility for managing peer review and production services focusing on a selection of journals within the Society’s portfolio.

This role is ideal for graduates, especially those with degrees in science disciplines.

To Apply
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Publishing Operations Editor Job Description


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.

Fundraiser

12 Month Fixed Term Contract £35,000–£40,000

About You

The Microbiology Society launched its first fundraising campaign in 2021 - The Unlocking Potential Fund. We are seeking a Fundraiser to drive forward this programme to increase donations. The Unlocking Potential fundraising appeal will generate funds to underwrite a new grant, known as the Unlocking Potential Grant. It will make funds available to early and mid-career members who may require an extra level of support to help them deal with a situation that threatens to hold them back from achieving what they could.

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a programme of work to support this activity for the Society, which will have a significant impact on its members and the important work they undertake, and you will help to create, develop and deliver activities to engage with members and encourage philanthropic giving.

The position would best suit an experienced fundraiser who can hit the ground running. You will be creative, confident and well versed in building relationships and running activities to support fundraising appeals and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that this role is based in London and will include occasional travel. 

To Apply
Apply now
 
Fundraiser Job Description

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

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.

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
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Content and Media Manager Job Description

 

The closing date for applications is 10 January 2022. 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 10th January 2022. 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.  

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

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.

We have extended the deadline for interest in the Panel as we invite members with disabilities or long-term illnesses to join. Please 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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