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The British Society for Immunology is a charity whose mission is to promote excellence in our field of research and clinical practice in order to improve human and animal health. We work closely with our membership to support current and future generations of immunologists.

Part of our role is to explain immunology to the public and to others working in science and healthcare bodies. Working at the Society can give you a varied and highly interesting career, allowing you to make a real difference to the lives of those who are at the forefront of biomedical innovation. We are a friendly and accessible organisation that offers a good range of benefits and works with many different groups to pursue our aims.  You can find a list of staff vacancies below.  Most positions operate from our head office in Holborn. Additionally, we sometimes have positions available for our members to volunteer with us.  These opportunities are also listed below.

Please note, we do not operate any research labs ourselves and are unable to offer any placements to provide you with direct experience of working in an immunology lab within our organisation. If you are interested in gaining this type of experience, you may find it useful to have a look at our grants page or our jobs board

Current vacancies

Public Engagement Officer ​

The British Society for Immunology (BSI) is a dynamic membership organisation and learned society, whose mission is to promote excellence in immunology research, scholarship and clinical practice for the benefit of human and animal health.  With over 3,500 members, we run scientific meetings across the UK, publish two science journals, and award grants and bursaries.  The BSI also engages with external audiences through our communications, policy, partnership, careers activities and public engagement work. We are looking for a talented Public Engagement Officer to join our team in Central London. The role-holder will be responsible for the development and execution of all public engagement activities for the Society, supporting our members’ involvement in this area, as well developing and implementing activities and resources aimed at a lay audience. Working with our Public Engagement Secretary, the role holder will lead our public engagement work in line with our strategy, working on both digital content and face-to-face engagement.  Additionally, this role will co-ordinate the development of our new project to enhance healthcare worker knowledge of vaccines to help increase uptake.

This creative role is ideally suited to a proactive and organised graduate/postgraduate, with a good understanding of the current engagement landscape and strong project management skills, who can use their experience to drive our work in this area to promote knowledge and understanding of immunology. 

If you feel that you have the required skills for this role, please read the job description carefully and send a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@immunology.org by Monday 3 June 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 10 June. 

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to all applicants individually. We request no contact from agencies.


Co-opted Trustee and Finance Sub-Committee member

The British Society for Immunology is a dynamic membership organisation and learned society, with a mission to promote excellence in immunology research, scholarship and clinical practice for the benefit of human and animal health.  With over 3,500 members and a remit across academia, industry and healthcare in the UK and globally, we run several initiatives, such as meetings, journals and grant schemes, to boost the careers of our members and bring our research community together. We are looking for a talented and committed Trustee to join our Board and be a member of our Finance Sub-Committee. The role-holder will be a qualified accountant and, in addition to fulfilling the general responsibilities of Trustee, will also be responsible for maintaining an overview of the Society's affairs, ensuring financial viability and that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. As well as working with the Board, the role-holder will also interact with members of the Senior Management Team, members and the wider community on Society matters. This role is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

If you feel that you have the required skills for this role, and wish to help the BSI achieve it exciting ambitions, please read the role description and send a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@immunology.org by Friday 31 May 2019. Interviews will be held on 17 June 2019.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to all applicants individually. We request no contact from agencies.