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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.


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 22 January 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.


Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) Chair-Elect

The FIS annual conference brings together societies across the UK with interests in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, biomedical science and infection control. The event typically attracts over 600 delegates across industry and academia as well as scientific and medical communities.

The FIS societies are currently planning an engaging and interactive future events programme, which will provide current research from a multitude of world experts in the field.
Societies take it in turn to host the annual meeting. They work collaboratively to deliver a high-quality, cost-neutral conference each year that enables all FIS member organisations to participate in the development of plenary and parallel sessions with all costs for the main programme being met from conference income.

The role of the Chair-Elect of FIS is to ensure the Society is fully represented and participating in the scientific programme at the FIS annual meeting (normally held at the end of November). It will also support the overall programme arrangements and promotion of the conference sessions during the Society’s host year.

Please see the job description for more details and how to apply. 
 
FIS Chair-Elect job description

Microbiology Deputy Editor-in-Chief

The Microbiology Society is committed to creating an inclusive culture that supports equality and diversity, and fully reflects both its membership and the microbiology community. To ensure that we achieve this, the Society has chosen to re-open the call for expressions of interest for the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Microbiology role.

As the founding and flagship journal from the Microbiology Society, Microbiology brings together communities of scientists from all microbiological disciplines and from around the world. Originally Journal of General Microbiology, we have been publishing the latest advances in microbiology since 1947. Today the journal reflects the diversity and importance of microbiology in addressing current global challenges, such as food security, environmental sustainability, and health, by publishing fundamental and applied research across the full breadth of the field of microbiology.

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.
  • Maintain an active research profile. Preferably have some presence on social media e.g. Twitter.
  • 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.

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.

Please see below for a full job description and details of how to apply.
Microbiology Deputy Editor-in-Chief job description

 

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021. The appointment will be subject to approval by Council.