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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.


Promotions and Marketing Officer

£26,000–£29,000 + Benefits  

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.

The Benefits:

Our generous benefits package includes:

  • A highly competitive salary with an 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 services
To Apply

Please refer to the job description and submit a CV and Cover Letter to Tumi Ladele at [email protected]

Promotions and Marketing Officer Job Description

The closing date for applications is 9 August 2021. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.


Policy and Engagement Intern

Full time, fixed term contract (3–6 months) £10.85 per hour + Benefits

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic about microbiology and communicating its importance to policy makers and the public to join our Policy and Engagement team for a 3-6 month internship.

The internship offers you the opportunity to gain experience in progressing external scientific and higher education policy activities for the Society as well as promoting science policy issues and engagement to members of the Society. In addition, you will develop transferable skills in networking, science policy, events organisation, and communications, working alongside science professionals from a variety of organisations and researchers in diverse areas of microbiology.

Based at our central London office in Meredith Street, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Document step by step the Society’s organisational response to SARS-CoV-2 and compile case studies evidencing how our members have been involved in the response to the pandemic, through written submissions from members or interviews with members
  • Engage with the Society’s membership to help the Society to identify areas of microbiology (and potentially other topics relevant to the scientific community such as funding) that may have the potential to be ‘hot topics’ of public interest and media/Government focus
  • Contribute to the Society’s wider science policy and member engagement work, which may include attending policy meetings and events, conducting desk-based research and producing briefings, and writing for our blog and membership magazine

The internship will run for 3–6 months, ideally starting in September/October 2021, but the exact timing is negotiable. Please contact Emily Parr, Policy and Engagement Manager at [email protected], for further information.

The Benefits

Our generous benefits package includes;

  • £50 contribution towards eye care
  • 5–10 days holiday (+3 additional days over the Christmas break)
  • Free (health and wellbeing) employee support services
To apply

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

Policy and Engagement Intern Job Description

 

Apply now

The closing date for applications is 23 August 2021. To apply and for further details, please see the job description below.

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 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.

The closing date for applications is 3 September 2021. 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.


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