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The British Society for Immunology (BSI) is the leading UK charity organisation representing scientists and clinicians who study the immune system in humans or animals. Our mission is to support the immunology community in driving scientific discovery and making a positive impact on 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


Job opportunity: Editorial Coordinator

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious Editorial Coordinator to join our team!

As a Learned Society of over 4,200 members, we support the immunology community in driving scientific discovery and making a positive impact on health by running scientific meetings and webinars, publishing three scientific journals, Clinical & Experimental Immunology, Immunotherapy Advances and Discovery Immunology, and raising the voice of the immunology community by engaging with the public and policy-makers.

This is a dynamic time for immunology; the work we do for our members and the immunology community is more important than ever helping to disseminate ideas, promote innovation and support careers.


The role

We’re looking for a full-time, permanent Editorial Coordinator with a strong understanding and passion for science and Open Access publishing.

As an integral member of our team, the role-holder will be responsible for the management of the peer review system for the three Society journals, supporting the Editors in the handling and processing of incoming manuscripts. The Editorial Coordinator will also be required to assist in the implementation of the journal strategies, including managing commissioned articles and review series, recruiting and onboarding Editorial board members, and identifying areas for improvement within the peer review process. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Carrying out quality-control checks on new submissions 
  • Ensuring peer review is conducted in a timely manner 
  • Monitoring and reporting on journal KPIs
  • Providing administrative support in the organisation and minuting of external and internal meetings
  • Working with Publisher operations and production teams 
  • Supporting the commissioning work of the Journals Manager 
  • Attending BSI conferences and meetings as a representative for the journal and Society

They will work closely with the Head of Publishing and Journals Manager, as well as our external Editors, based across the globe.

This varied and fast-paced role is ideally suited to a proactive and organised individual who is passionate about science and has a keen interest in building their experience in Open Access academic publishing.

The successful applicant will be able to develop further in their career as part of a fun, hardworking and extremely ambitious team.

We offer a hybrid working model, with most time spent working from home with an office space in Holborn currently available two days a week. 

The British Society for Immunology is committed to achieving a fair and equal working environment, accessible to all and free from discrimination regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, socio-economic background and any of the other infinite factors that distinguish individuals from one another. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and seek to promote the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion through our organisational values and behaviours. 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please read the full job description and send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@immunology.org by Monday 30 May
Please note we will be actively interviewing for this role so the role may close before the date advertised.
 


Job opportunity: Training Lead

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious training professional to join our team and establish a brand new training offer!

The British Society for Immunology (BSI) is a dynamic membership organisation and learned society, with a mission to drive scientific discovery and make a positive impact on health. With over 4,200 members and a remit across academia, industry, and healthcare in the UK and globally, we run many valuable initiatives, to connect our community, champion career development for our members and to catalyse change for the benefit of research, clinical delivery, and public health. This is a dynamic time for immunology; the work we do for our members and the immunology community is more important than ever  helping to disseminate ideas, promote innovation and support careers.

The role
We are looking to recruit a motivated and talented individual to lead the development and delivery of a new training function within the BSI.  Reporting directly to the CEO, in collaboration with the wider BSI team, you will be responsible for engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to identify training needs and opportunities that the BSI can meet. You will be responsible for working with BSI members to develop content and curricula and utilise different delivery platforms to establish a new surplus generating training function for the BSI. 

You will be strategic, but also proactive, practical and results-driven to establish, evolve and deliver a successful training offer in a planned and phased way. This is a part-time role (3-4 days a week) for a period of 18 months.

Key responsibilities include:

  • In line with our current strategy, to scope training needs and gaps, conducting market research to build an evidence-base for potential new training opportunities
  • To develop and present detailed business cases for new training opportunities for consideration by the CEO, Senior Management Team (SMT) and Board, as appropriate
  • To monitor key developments in immunology and in the science/healthcare sectors to identify upcoming key opportunities and how the BSI can take advantage of them
  • To work collaboratively with other BSI staff and members to ensure successful and timely delivery of training courses
  • To develop high quality content and curricula for training courses
  • To build a pipeline of courses to ensure continual growth in opportunities and income
  • To develop and utilise appropriate learning platforms such as face to face, virtual and e-learning
  • To lead the development of a five year plan for the new training unit
  • To evaluate and continuously improve the training offer
  • To engage with a wide range of stakeholders across academia, NHS, industry, and charities
  • To work in collaboration with the marketing and communications team to build effective marketing campaigns for our training offer

We offer a hybrid working model, with most time spent working from home with an office space in Holborn, London currently available two days a week. 

The British Society for Immunology is committed to achieving a fair and equal working environment, accessible to all and free from discrimination regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, socio-economic background and any of the other infinite factors that distinguish individuals from one another. We encourage applications from all sections of the community  and seek to promote the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion through our organisational values and behaviours. 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please read the full job description and send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to o.balsiger@immunology.org by Monday 13 June. Please note, we will be actively interviewing for this role so the role may close before the date advertised.
 


Internship scheme

Our internship scheme is currently open for applications.