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)

 


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.

MICROBIAL GENOMICS Senior Editor: 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.

Senior 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 primary responsibility will be the editorial stewardship of a section of the journal, and this should be supplemented by activities which bring in content and raise the visibility of the journal and this section.

Person specification

  • Demonstrated excellence in the area of functional genomics.
  • Maintain an active microbial genomics research profile.
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts in a range of specialties in the discipline.
  • Previous editorial experience.
  • 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. Please see the full job description below for details of how to apply.

Microbial Genomics Senior Editor Job Description

 

The closing date for applications is 15 April 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.

Microbiology Editor: eukaryotic microbiology: 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 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.

Microbiology covers research across the full breadth of the field of microbiology. In order to better represent the various fields of eukaryotic microbiology, we seek to significantly expand our editorial board by recruiting editors with expertise in all areas of fungal, protozoan and protist biology.

Person specification

  • Demonstrated excellence in any area of microbiology. For this round of editor recruitment, we are especially looking for experts across the full range of eukaryotic microbiology, including fungi, protists, and protozoa.
  • 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 (now X), BlueSky, LinkedIn.
  • Understand the role of the Microbiology Society in promoting microbiology globally 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 - eukaryotic microbiology.pdf

 

The closing date for applications is 26 May 2024.

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: Ecology and Microbiomes: 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 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.

Microbiology covers research across the full breadth of the field of microbiology. In order to better represent the various fields of microbial ecology, we seek to expand our editorial board by recruiting editors with expertise in all areas of microbial ecology and microbiome studies.

Person specification

  • For this round of editor recruitment, we are looking for experts across the full range of microbial ecology, including microbiome research. We welcome expertise across scales from behavioural through to population, community and ecosystem ecology, and across a range of approaches (theory, observational, experimental, bio-informatic).
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts in a range of specialities in your discipline(s).
  • Maintain an active research profile. Preferably have some presence on social media, e.g. Twitter (now X), BlueSky, LinkedIn
  • Understand the role of the Microbiology Society in promoting microbiology globally 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 on how to apply.

Micobiology Editor Job Description - Ecology and Microbiomes.pdf

 

The closing date for applications is 2nd June 2024.

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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