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.

Head of Journal Development

Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 + Benefits 

We are looking for a new Head of Journal Development to join our friendly and welcoming team, based in central London. You will provide strategic editorial direction across the Society’s portfolio of journals, working closely with your colleagues and with microbiologists in academia, industry, and clinical environments. You will represent the Microbiology Society at conferences and events, playing a key part in raising the profile of our journals and seeking out commissioning opportunities.

To apply email by 27 August with your CV and cover letter.

More information:

Head of Journal Development Job Description


Conferences and Events Officer- 75th anniversary (Fixed Term end 2020)

Salary: £26,000 to £29,000

As the Society celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2020, we are looking for a Conferences and Events Officer to support the events team in the run up to and throughout the anniversary year. We have set out an ambitious plan to engage and get as many members involved in Society activities as well as sharing their experiences of the Society as possible. Reporting to the Conferences and Events Manager and working across the Society, the Conference and Events Officer will manage and support the delivery of the Society’s prestigious Annual Conference, an event which welcomes around 1,700 delegates; and support the organisation of associated social activities across the 75th anniversary year.

To apply email by 7 September with your CV and cover letter.
More information:

Conference and Events Office (75th Anniversary)
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