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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.

The Microbiology Society is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We value, promote and seek diversity.

Our generous benefits package includes:
  • Highly competitive salaries with annual cost of living increase
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • £50 contribution towards eye care
  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • 23 days holiday + eight bank holidays + bonus three additional days over the Christmas break
  • Flexible working hours, including hybrid working options
  • Life insurance including free (health and wellbeing) employee support services

VACANCIES

Conferences and Events Officer

Fixed Term Contract until December 2022 £26,000–£29,000

Fixed Term Contract till December 2022
£26,000–£29,000 + Benefits

We are looking for a Conferences and Events Officer to join our friendly and welcoming team, based in central London (currently working remotely). The postholder will be responsible ​for supporting the delivery of the Society’s full programme of events.

About You

This role requires the postholder to have experience in organising large scale events as well as the ability to build effective relationships with key individuals and stakeholders at all levels, including volunteer scientists on committees

The successful candidate will contribute to and support the Head of Conferences and Events in the delivery of all of the 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 note this role will include occasional travel.

To Apply

Please refer to the job description and submit a CV and Cover Letter via the button below. It is important that you do not include your Personal Information i.e. name and contact details in your CV or Cover Letter.

Conferences and Events Officer Job Description

 

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The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021. To apply and for further details, please see the job description above.

Digital Engagement Officer

Fixed term contract, until December 2022 £26,000-£29,000

We are looking for a Digital Engagement Officer to join our friendly and welcoming team, based in central London (currently working remotely). The post-holder will support the Society’s strategy by producing digital content to help maximise our impact online.

About you

The successful candidate will lead on developing internal knowledge and use of the Society’s content management system, establishing a group of website editors with responsibility for the regular update of content in their work areas.

This role requires the post-holder to have experience of using email campaign tools and content management systems. as well an understanding of digital best practice.

To Apply

Please refer to the job description and submit a CV and Cover Letter via the button below. It is important that you do not include your Personal Information i.e. name and contact details in your CV or Cover Letter.

Digital Engagement Officer job description

 

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The closing date for applications is 28 September 2021. To apply and for further details, please see the job description above.

Promotions and Marketing Officer

Full time, permanent contract £26,000-£29,000

About You

We are seeking a Promotions and Marketing Officer to join the Society as we set out an ambitious plan for our 2022 events programme and Publish and Read activity. The ideal candidate will support the Head of Promotions and Marketing and the Promotions and Marketing Manager in the successful delivery of the Society’s wide-ranging marketing and sales activities. You must be someone who can contribute to the commercial success of our programmes, be organised and have the desire to support, and be part of, an effective marketing team.

To Apply

Please refer to the job description and submit a CV and Cover Letter via the button below.

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Promotions and Marketing Officer job description
 
The closing date for applications is 28 September 2021. To apply and for further details, please see the job description above.

Member Engagement and Communications Officer

Full time, permanent contract £26,000-£29,000

About You

We are looking for a Member Engagement and Communications Officer to join our friendly and welcoming team, based in central London (currently hybrid working ). The post-holder will be responsible promoting science policy issues and engagement to members of the Society.

Reporting to the Digital Engagement and Communications Manager and Membership Manager, and working across the Society, the Member Engagement and Communications Officer will be responsible for contributing to the implementation of activities requiring engagement with members.

This role requires the post-holder to have experience in volunteer management as well as the ability to build effective relationships with key stakeholders and volunteer scientists engaging in the Society’s activities.

To Apply

Please refer to the job description and submit a CV and Cover Letter via the button below:

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Member Engagement and Communications Officer job description

The closing date for applications is 28 September 2021. To apply and for further details, please see the job description above.


VOLUNTARY OPPORTUNITIES

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 September 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.

 


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