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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 7000 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.


CURRENT PAID VACANCIES

Below is a list of our current vacancies. You can find out more information from our website regarding the work of the Society.  

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
  • Enhanced adoption pay to include 26 weeks of fully paid adoption leave and 13 weeks statutory adoption pay
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • £50 contribution towards eye care

Journal Sales and Development Lead

Full time contract, £45,000 + benefits

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Events Operation Manager

Full time contract, £36,000–£40,000 + benefits

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Member Engagement Coordinator

Full time contract, £28,000–£30,000 + benefits

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Professional Development Officer

Full time contract, £28,000–£30,000 + Benefits

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Technology Lead

Full time contract, £55,000–£60,000 + benefits

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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.  

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.

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

 

Microbial Genomics editors: call for expressions of interest

Microbial Genomics pioneers all areas of genome research spanning the breadth of microbial life including viruses, bacteria, archaea and microbial eukaryotes. We welcome articles showing novel insights, new applications, or innovative approaches using genomic data. Content ranges from comparative and functional genomics of model organisms to population-scale evolution, epidemiology and microbiome studies, and real-world genomics applications with clinical, veterinary or environmental relevance.

Editors of Microbial Genomics play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research and are engaged with the microbiological community. Your main tasks will be arranging peer review of manuscripts submitted to the journal and, with the support of your Senior Editor, making editorial decisions based on this. You will also have opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction of the journal.

Person specification
  • Demonstrated excellence in an area of microbial genomics, including Functional Genomics & Microbe–Niche Interactions. Individuals with expertise in other areas of microbial genomics are also encouraged to express their interest in the role.
    Individuals with expertise in other areas of microbial genomics are also encouraged to express their interest in the role.
  • Maintain an active microbial genomics research profile.
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts in a range of specialties in the discipline.
  • Have an understanding of the role of the Microbiology Society in promoting microbiology in the UK 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. Please see the full job description below for details of how to apply.

Microbial Genomics Editor Job Description


The closing date for applications is 4 December 2022.

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.

JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY EDITORS: CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Journal of General Virology has been publishing peer-reviewed research for more than 50 years. We recognise the importance of virology as a unique discipline within microbiology, and actively collaborate with partners such as the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) to support the global virology community.

Editors of Journal of General Virology play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research and are engaged with the microbiological community. Your main tasks will be arranging peer review of manuscripts submitted to the journal. You will also have opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction of the journal.

Person specification
  • Demonstrated excellence in the field of virology.
  • Maintain an active virology research profile.
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts a range of specialties in the discipline
  • Have an understanding of the role of the Microbiology Society in promoting microbiology in the UK 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. Please see the full job description below for details of how to apply.

Journal of General Virology Editor Job Description

 

The closing date for applications is 18 November 2022.

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.

JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY BOARD OF REVIEWERS: CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Journal of General Virology has been publishing peer-reviewed research for more than 50 years. We recognise the importance of virology as a unique discipline within microbiology, and actively collaborate with partners such as the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) to support the global virology community. Journal of General Virology is looking for virologists who work on aspects of animal, plant, insect, bacterial and fungal viruses, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, molecular biology and immunology, virus–host interactions and antiviral compounds to join a Board of Reviewers. Peer reviewers play a critical role in ensuring that high-quality science is published, allowing us to further advance the understanding of microbiology. 

If you are interested in joining the Journal of General Virology Board of Reviewers, you will need to: 

  • Be qualified to a minimum PhD level or equivalent in a relevant subject. 
  • Be an active researcher. 
  • Have five or more recent publications in peer-reviewed journals.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by 18 November 2022. Applications will then be assessed by the senior JGV editorial team in line with the needs of the Board.

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.

Microbiology Senior Editor: call for expressions of interest

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.

Senior Editors of Microbiology play a key strategic role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research, and are engaged with the microbiological community and also in the strategy and direction of the journal. 

Person specification
  • Demonstrated excellence in an area of microbiology across our topic areas but in particular we are looking for experts to lead a panel in eukaryotic microbiology, including parasitology and mycology and in other areas of biotechnology and infection (Gram +ve).
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts in a range of specialties in your discipline(s).
  • Essential to have some previous editorial experience in a relevant microbiology journal. Previous editorial experience on a Microbiology Society journal is highly desirable.
  • 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 in the UK and the central role that publishing in society journals has in continuing these efforts.

Please see the full job description below for details of how to apply.

Microbiology Senior Editor job description

 

The closing date for applications is 14 December 2022.

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.

Microbiology Editor: call for expressions of interest

Microbiology brings together communities of scientists from all microbiological disciplines and from around the world. The journal is looking for new Editors to join the Microbiology Editorial Board. Editors of play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research, and are engaged with the microbiology community. 

Editors of Microbiology play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research and are engaged with the microbiological community. Your main tasks will be arranging peer review of manuscripts submitted to the journal. You will also have opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction of the journal.

Person specification

  • Demonstrated excellence in any area of microbiology. For this round of editor recruitment, we are especially looking for experts in eukaryotic microbiology, including yeast, algae, and parasites. We also are looking for new editors working on Mycobacteria.
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts in a range of specialties in your discipline(s).
  • 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 in the UK 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. Please see the full job description below for details of how to apply.

Microbiology Editor job description

 

The closing date for applications is 14 December 2022.

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.

 


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