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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:

  • Policy & Public Affairs Manager

The British Society for Immunology is a dynamic membership organisation and a Learned Society, whose mission is to promote excellence in immunology research, scholarship and clinical practice.  With over 3,000 members, we run scientific meetings across the UK, publish two science journals, and award grants and bursaries.  The BSI also engages with the public and policy-makers through our communications, policy, partnership, careers activities  and public engagement work. 

We have a vacancy for a Policy & Public Affairs Manager to join our team.  This role provides an excellent opportunity to work within a science and health membership organisation and develop a range of policy and public affairs activities, as well as building up interesting and important partnerships in a dynamic field of research. We are looking for someone who is passionate about science and healthcare and who has the capability to analyse and develop policies, with guidance from our members, in a way which strengthens our collective voice.  It is important to secure influence and impact in a changing political and research environment by securing a good relationship with policy-makers, MPs, funders, the public, charities and external groups who matter to immunology.

If this is a challenge that appeals to you, then please read the full job description carefully before submitting a cover letter, CV and an outline of your suitability against our criteria to The closing date for applications is 13 October 2017.  Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to all applicants individually. Successful candidates will be contacted by 20 October 2017. We request no contact from agencies.

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