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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

Executive Assistant

Full-time, permanent contract

The British Society for Immunology (BSI) is a dynamic membership organisation and learned society, with a mission to promote excellence in immunology research, scholarship and clinical practice for the benefit of human and animal health.  With over 3,500 members and a remit across academia, industry and healthcare in the UK and globally, we run a number of initiatives, such as meetings, journals and grant schemes, to boost the careers of our members and bring our research community together.  

We are looking for a talented and experienced Executive Assistant to join our team in Central London.  The role-holder will support the CEO and the wider Senior Management Team, providing high quality PA and information management support, to ensure the smooth and effective running of the senior tier of the organisation. The role-holder will also interact with senior members of our Board, membership and wider community to provide support and ensure the efficient running of our committees.

This fast-paced and varied role is ideally suited to a proactive and organised individual, with excellent time management skills, an eye for detail and a flexible approach. You will need the ability to work independently, providing practical support to colleagues, matched with strong interpersonal skills and the confidence and ability to communicate effectively.

If you feel that you have the required skills for this role, please read the full job description and send a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@immunology.org by Friday 30 November 2018.

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.


Policy & Public Affairs Manager

Full-time, permanent contract

The British Society for Immunology is a dynamic membership organisation and learned society, with a mission to promote excellence in immunology research, scholarship and clinical practice for the benefit of human and animal health.  With over 3,500 members, a central facet of our work is to raise awareness of, and champion, immunology amongst external audiences including policy-makers and the public, to keep the discipline at the forefront of public debate.

We are looking for a talented and ambitious Policy & Public Affairs Manager, who is passionate about science and healthcare, to join our team in central London. The role-holder will have responsibility for leading the development and coordination of our key strategic policy activities, including progressing external scientific and health policy for the Society and promoting the importance of engaging in policy-making to Society members. The postholder will be responsible for developing relationships with relevant stakeholders, using their proven influencing skills to deliver opportunities to promote immunology and the Society’s key messages, ensuring immunology issues are high up the political agenda. They will also have the capability to analyse and develop policies, with guidance from our members, in a way which strengthens our collective voice.

This fast-paced and creative role is ideally suited to a proactive and organised graduate, with outstanding communication skills and a proven track record of developing and delivering effective public affairs campaigns. This is an excellent opportunity to work within a science and health organisation and develop a range of policy and public affairs activities, as well as build interesting and important partnerships in a dynamic field of research.

If you feel that you have the required skills for this role, please read the full job description and send a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@immunology.org by Monday 10 December 2018.

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.


Education & Careers Officer

Full-time, permanent contract

The British Society for Immunology is a dynamic membership organisation and learned society, with a mission to promote excellence in immunology research, scholarship and clinical practice for the benefit of human and animal health.  With over 3,500 members and a remit across academia, industry and healthcare in the UK and globally, we undertake a wide range of activities to support our members throughout their careers, including delivering an extensive programme of innovative meetings and events, promoting and disseminating research and good practice in immunology, and engaging with partners in pursuit of shared goals.

We are looking for a talented Education & Careers Officer, with a good understanding of the science careers landscape, to join our team in central London. The role-holder will be responsible for the development and execution of all education and careers activities for the Society, including running activities for our members, providing guidance on career pathways and developing strategies to bring new people into the field of immunology. Working with the BSI Education Secretary, they will use their skills to develop innovative schemes of work to support current and future generations of immunologists across their careers, and to ensure that the Society delivers on its strategic plan.

The role is ideally suited to a proactive and organised graduate/postgraduate, with an understanding and enthusiasm for biosciences, and with at least one year's experience of working in the science education or careers sector. You will need strong project management skills, matched with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences.

If you feel that you have the required skills for this role, please read the full job description and send a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@immunology.org by Monday 10 December 2018.

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.