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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

Job opportunity: Administrative Assistant (maternity cover)

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious Administrative Assistant to join our team!

British Society for Immunology

As a Learned Society of over 4,300 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, Administrative Assistant with a passion for science to support our members and co-creating captivating communications to cover maternity leave.

As an integral member of our team, the role-holder will be the first point of contact for our members supporting them from their initial applications, through their renewal and helping resolve their general queries.

The Administrative Assistant will support the UK-CIC project – a new project bringing together UK scientists to research how COVID-19 affects the immune system.

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 Membership and Office Manager, the Head of External Affairs and be an essential member of the wider BSI team.

This creative and fast-paced role is ideally suited to a proactive and organised graduate/postgraduate who is looking to build up their 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 Friday 30 October.

Interviews will be held on Friday 6 November 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.