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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

Editorial Co-ordinator

Are you a strong communicator looking for an editorial position in academic publishing? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a demonstrable interest in science? This Editorial Coordinator role at our dynamic science and health society is the perfect opportunity for a committed candidate to build on their publishing experience. Based in central London, you will join our small and friendly team and will take on projects in this challenging and busy role. If you are an editorial assistant looking for the next step up or have some editorial experience in academic publishing, this is the ideal role!

Key duties:

  • Administer the peer-review process, carrying out quality-control checks and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Liaise with authors, reviewers and editors, answering any queries in a professional manner
  • Support commissioning activity, tracking progress, updating authors, processing payments, etc.
  • Produce reports on journal performance
  • Represent journal at external events and contribute to its promotion
  • Provide administrative support to the editorial team, updating database, etc.

Experience / skills required:

  • Some editorial experience in scientific/academic publishing is essential
  • Experience of processing peer-review submissions would be a bonus
  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Outstanding communication and customer service skills with the ability to deal with senior academics
  • Strong attention to detail and focus
  • A collaborative and proactive approach to work, with a flexible and problem-solving attitude
  • A proven interest in science or health is necessary

If you would like to apply for the role, please read the job description carefully, and apply with a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to  The closing date for applications is Sunday 25 August. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to all applicants individually.