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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

Research Partnership Manager

Full-time, 12-month fixed term contract

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

British Society for Immunology

As a Learned Society of over 4,000 members, we are an influential and authoritative voice for immunology, a dynamic field at the cutting-edge of biomedical science. This is an exciting 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

This new role will have responsibility to manage our partnership portfolio, in key areas such as autoimmunity, cancer immunology, COVID-19, childhood vaccination and veterinary immunology, and lead on its operational delivery. The role holder will use outstanding project management skills to deliver specific projects to time and budget, working with a wide range of partner organisations.

This role will be will act as one of our primary interfaces with the research community, funders and stakeholders. As well as a strong scientific background, you will need excellent communication skills to build strong internal and external relationships to successfully deliver projects. The successful applicant will be able to develop their career as part of our 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 The deadline for applications is Tuesday 26 January 2021.  Secondments will be considered. Interviews will take place on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 February 2021.

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.