Jobs

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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 7,000 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 on 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
  • Eye test cost covered and £50 contribution towards eye care (glasses and prescription contact lenses)



Journals Marketing and Engagement Manager

Full time contract, £36,000 + benefits

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The deadline to apply is 23 February  2024.

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Publishing Operations Editor

Full time contract, £28,000 + benefits

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The deadline to apply is 16 February  2024.

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Communications and Engagement Officer

Full time contract, £28,000 + benefits

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The deadline to apply is 29 February  2024.

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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.

Access Microbiology Editor: Call for expressions of interest

Access Microbiology is an open research platform that encourages the publication of replication studies, negative or null results, pedagogical research, case reports, genome announcements 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.
 
As Editor you will be handling papers on the platform, evaluating authors’ responses to the automated review tools, inviting reviewers and making editorial decisions at each stage of the process. You will be aware of the unique policies of the platform, including the open data policy, and will provide constructive, public-facing feedback to the authors at each stage of handling – and eventual acceptance for publication.
 

Person specification

  • Experience in microbiology, preferably with a wide breadth of expertise
  • Some editorial experience working on STM academic journals
  • Supports and advocates for open science, and the policies and technologies that will facilitate it including, but not limited to, open access publishing and open data
  • Maintain an active research profile and 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 titles has in continuing these efforts.

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

Access Microbiology - Editor job description 2024

 

The closing date for applications is 29 February 2024

Please send your expression of interest to [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter.

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 Mentee: Call for expressions of interest

Access Microbiology is an open research platform 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.

Editor Mentees at Access Microbiology are early career microbiologists, with little to no editorial experience. We will pair Mentees with a Mentor who will be available to them for consultation and advice as you handle manuscripts. You will be responsible for arranging peer review of manuscripts on the open research platform, including reviewing automated review reports and ensuring authors comply with the platform policies. You will be trained and given support by the Editors-in-Chief and the Society staff to develop your editorial skills.

Person specification

  • Experience in microbiology
  • Supports and advocates for open science, and the policies and technologies that will facilitate it including, but not limited to, open access publishing and open data.
  • Maintain an active research profile and 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 titles has in continuing these efforts.

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

Access Editor Mentee job description 2024

 

Please send your expression of interest to [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter.

The closing date for applications is 29 February 2024

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 Editor: Call for expressions of interest

The Journal of Medical Microbiology is the go-to interdisciplinary journal for medical, dental and veterinary microbiology, at the bench and in the clinic. It provides comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, welcoming articles ranging from laboratory research to clinical trials, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology.

Editors of the Journal of Medical Microbiology play a vital role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research and are engaged with the microbiology community. We are currently looking for Editors with any one of the following areas of expertise: antimicrobial resistance, disease diagnostics, microbiome including oral and gut microbiome, tuberculosis, or clinical virology.

Person Specification:

 
  • Demonstrate expertise in one of the following fields: antimicrobial resistance, disease diagnostics, microbiome including oral and gut microbiome, tuberculosis, or clinical virology.
  • Maintain an active research profile with approximately 20 publications or more at the time of appointment.
  • Previous experience either editing or reviewing for microbiology journals.
  • Preferably have some presence on social media, e.g., Twitter, Linkedin.
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts in a range of specialties in your discipline(s).
  • Be prepared to submit a review or original paper to the journal during the term of office, and be involved in bringing content to the journal.
  •  Have an understanding of the role of the Microbiology Society in promoting microbiology in 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. 

JMM Editor job description 2024

 

Please send your expression of interest to [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter.

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.

 


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