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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

We currently have two vacancies: Research Communications Officer and Marketing & Communications Officer. Please scroll down for more details and download the full job description before applying. 


Research Communications Officer

Full-time, 12-month fixed-term contract

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This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious Research Communications Officer to join our team!


British Society for Immunology

As a Learned Society of over 4,200 members, we are an influential and authoritative voice for immunology, a dynamic field at the cutting-edge of biomedical science. This is a dynamic time for immunology; the work we do for our members and the wider immunology community is more important than ever in helping to disseminate ideas, promote innovation and support careers.

The role

We’re looking for a full-time Research Communications Officer for a 12-month fixed term post. This creative role will work on a specific new and ambitious project, aimed at bringing together a national consortium of immunology. It is an excellent opportunity to build your research communications experience on an exciting, fast-moving and impactful project. We are looking for a research communications professional with a strong understanding and passion for science who can use their skills to deliver the communication elements of this new project.

As an integral member of the consortium team, the role-holder will be responsible for executing the consortium’s communications activities to a diverse range of audiences including scientists, the media, policymakers and the public. This role will lead on internal communications, external communications to the wider immunology community and engagement with the media, as well as actively seeking out new opportunities to promote the consortium’s achievements.

The role is ideally suited to an intelligent and organised graduate/postgraduate, with excellent interpersonal skills, who is looking to build up their experience in research communications. The successful applicant will be able to develop further in their career as part of a fun, hardworking and extremely ambitious team.

We have a London office in Holborn but all staff are currently working from home. We are reviewing our ways of working, with a likely move to a mix of office and remote working.

If you feel that you have the required skills 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. We will be shortlisting and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis, so please do not delay in applying. The final deadline for applications is Tuesday 1 September, but we reserve the right to appoint before this deadline. Secondments will also be considered.

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.


Marketing & Communications Officer

Full-time, permanent role

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious Marketing & Communications Officer to join our team!

Download the full job description


British Society for Immunology

As a Learned Society of over 4,200 members, we promote excellence in immunology research and support those working in the field by running scientific meetings and webinars, publishing three scientific journals, Immunology, Clinical & Experimental Immunology and Immunotherapy Advances, 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 is more important than ever in helping to disseminate ideas, promote innovation and support careers.

The role

We’re looking for a full-time, permanent Marketing & Communications Officer with a strong understanding and passion for science and for creating captivating communications.

As an integral member of our team, the role-holder will communicate the Society’s work to a diverse range of audiences, including scientists, policy-makers and the public, through various channels such as our website, social media and email marketing.

The Marketing & Communications Officer will execute our marketing strategy with a focus on membership recruitment and retention alongside promoting our events to current and new audiences. On publishing, they will be responsible for delivering the marketing activities for our journals.

The role-holder will collaborate across teams to support the organisation’s communications activities, working to maximise our visibility and reach. They will work closely with the Marketing & Communications Manager and Journals Manager, and be an essential member of the wider External Affairs team.

This creative and fast-paced role is ideally suited to a proactive and organised graduate/postgraduate who is looking to build up their marketing and communications experience in the science and healthcare sectors. The successful applicant will be able to develop further in their career as part of a fun, hardworking and extremely ambitious team.

We have a London office in Holborn but all staff are currently working from home. We are reviewing our ways of working, with a likely move to a mix of office and remote working.

If you feel that you have the required skills 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 Tuesday 1 September.

Interviews will be held on Monday 7 September and Tuesday 8 September via Zoom.

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.