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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

Central London • £26,000-£29,000 + Benefits

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

This role requires the postholder to have experience in science policy area as well as the ability to analyse, interpret and summarise complex information. Working with the Head of Policy and Engagement, the postholder will support and contribute to the delivery of all of Council’s strategic objectives and particularly in relation to advancing the understanding of microbiology and championing the contribution made by microbiology, our members and their work in addressing global challenges.

The Benefits

Our generous benefits package includes:

  • A highly competitive salary 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 + 8 bank holidays + bonus 3 additional days over the Christmas break
  • Flexible working hours including remote-based options
  • Life insurance including free (health and wellbeing) employee support service
To Apply

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

Policy and Engagement Officer Job Description

 

Submit your application

The closing date for applications is 18th June 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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


Access Microbiology Editor-in-Chief: call for expressions of interest

Access Microbiology is an open access journal that encourages the publication of replication studies, negative or null results, research proposals, data management plans, additions to established methods, and interdisciplinary work. It covers the full spectrum of microscopic life forms, from bacteria and viruses to fungi, protists, archaea, and algae. It welcomes all approaches, from computational, biotechnology, and laboratory work, to environmental, clinical, and veterinary studies. It also publishes pedagogy papers on microbiology education.

We are currently looking to appoint two Editors-in-Chief to play a key role in the open research platform, ensuring we maintain our editorial standards. The Editors-in-Chief will be in office for at least three years and will be required to chair an annual Editorial Board meeting, as well as act as a representative for the journal on Microbiology Society committees.

Person specification:
  • Demonstrated excellence in an area of microbiology, preferably with a wide breadth of expertise.
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts in a range of specialities in your discipline(s).
  • Previous editorial experience, preferably with Microbiology Society journals.
  • Maintain an active research profile. Preferably have some presence on social media, e.g. Twitter.
  • Have an understanding of the role of the Microbiology Society in promoting microbiology and the central role that publishing in society journals has in continuing these efforts.

You do not need to have been involved with the Editorial Board or the Society previously to apply, but you do need to be a Full, Full Concessionary or Honorary Member of the Society. 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.

Access Microbiology Editor-in-Chief Job Description
 
The closing date for applications is 30 June 2021. The appointment will be subject to approval by Council.

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology Editor: Call for expressions of interest

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

The closing date for expressions of interest is Tuesday 1 June 2021.