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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.


Publishing Operations Editor

£25,000 - £27,000 + Benefits

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 principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it 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.

We are looking for a Publishing Operations Editor to join our friendly and welcoming team, who are based in Central London (currently working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions). 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.

Please send a CV and Cover Letter

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 Society is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies to support staff from different backgrounds.

The Society also takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

Please note that due to limited resources it is not possible for the Society to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Publishing Operations Editor Job Description
The closing date for applications is 7 March 2021. To learn more about this role, please read the job description above and apply online

Promotions and Marketing Manager

£35,000+ Benefits

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 principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it 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 ideal candidate will be a self-starter and be able to think on their feet. They will have solid experience in journals publishing to support the shift in how we communicate and market our journals portfolio. They will also be experienced in designing and delivering campaigns to promote our journals, as well as promote and drive income for our conferences and events. They will possess a high level of creativity, as well as strong marketing knowledge, to primarily help the Society navigate the competitive journals and events environment. This will include understanding the research cycle, Open Science/Open Access, events promotion and the sales process.

Please send a CV and Cover Letter

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 Society is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies to support staff from different backgrounds.

The Society also takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

Please note that due to limited resources it is not possible for the Society to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Promotions and Marketing Manager Job Description

 

The closing date for applications is 8 March 2021. To learn more about this role, please read the job description above and apply online

Editorial Officer (Part-time 0.6FTE)

£25,000 - £27,000 (full time equivalent) + Benefits

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 principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it 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.

​We are looking for a part-time Editorial Officer to join our friendly and welcoming team, who are based in Central London (currently working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions). This role will report to the Head of Journal Development and will have responsibility for the Society’s journal development activities, from conception through to completion, as allocated by the Head of Journal Development.

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 because the Society is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies to support staff from different backgrounds.

The Society also takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

Please note that due to limited resources it is not possible for the Society to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Editorial Officer Job Description
 
The closing date for applications is 28 February 2021. To learn more about this role, please read the job description above and apply online

 New voluntary role: Microbiology Society's Chair-Elect of FIS

The Microbiology Society is looking to appoint a new Chair-Elect to support the current Chair in representing the Society at annual meetings for the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) and to support the delivery of our programme during our host year.

The FIS annual conference brings together 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.

The FIS societies work collaboratively to deliver a high-quality, cost-neutral conference each year, which enables all FIS member organisations to participate in the development of plenary and parallel sessions with all costs for the main programme being covered with income from the conference.

Chair-Elect of FIS

The Chair-Elect will serve in office commencing Spring 2021, then become Chair from January 2022 to December 2023.

FIS brings together professionals involved in infection prevention and control; therefore we welcome members with experience and contacts from all relevant sectors to apply for the role of FIS Chair-Elect. This year we are particularly interested in those with academic contacts.

If you are interested in supporting the work of the Society and have a keen interest in infection or clinical microbiology, please send a short statement expressing your interest by Friday 5 March 2021 to our Conferences Team at [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 you can bring to the role?
  • If you have had any experience in delivering a scientific meeting or conference?
FIS Chair-Elect Job Description

The closing date for applications is Friday 5 March 2021. To learn more about this role, please read the job description above. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Journal Business and Data Manager

£35,000 + Benefits

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 principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it 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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Society during a period of changing needs as data-driven decision-making and opportunity monitoring gathers pace. You will be part of a team tasked with building, developing and delivering our global insights and reporting capability with the focus on understanding institutional engagement.

This will require skills in handling complex data from a variety of sources and creating and communicating intelligence drawn from it, often in visualized form; and sharing submission, publishing output, sales, citation and usage data with stakeholders. You will be comfortable with gathering and manipulating data from key sources: the publishing platform, the CRM, the manuscript submission system​

Please send a CV and Cover Letter.

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 because the Society is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies to support staff from different backgrounds.

The Society also takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

Please note that due to limited resources it is not possible for the Society to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Journal Business and Data Manager Job Description

The closing date for applications is 17 February 2021. To learn more about this role, please read the job description above and apply online

Journal Of Medical Microbiology Deputy Editor-In-Chief: Call For Expressions Of Interest

As the go-to interdisciplinary journal for medical, dental and veterinary microbiology, Journal of Medical Microbiology brings together communities of scientists from the bench to the clinic and from around the world. We are currently looking to appoint a Deputy Editor-in-Chief to closely work with the Editors-in-Chief, Dr Norman Fry (Public Health England, UK) and Professor Kalai Mathee (Florida International University, USA), on editorial strategy for the journal. The Deputy Editor-in-Chief will be in office for at least three years and will be required to attend an annual Editorial Board meeting, as well as at least two Senior Editor meetings. When the current Editors-in-Chief retire, the expectation is that you will take on the role of Editor-in-Chief, after ratification by Council.

Person specification:

  • Demonstrated excellence in an area of medical 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 see below for a full job description and details of how to apply.

Journal of Medical Microbiology Deputy Editor-in-Chief job description

The closing date for applications is 28 February 2021. The appointment will be subject to approval by Council.

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.