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.
Freelance Research Communications Manager
We are looking for a freelance research communications manager to work closely with the British Society for Immunology to deliver an exciting new project.
This role will lead on a specific new and ambitious project aimed at developing a dynamic central website on COVID-19 vaccination research, accessible and of value to researchers, policy-makers and the public. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of ongoing COVID-19 vaccine research and to use your communication skills to ensure that new findings are communicated in a rapid, accessible and evidence-based way. The project will involve both using your communications skills to work with our IT team on the development of website as well as developing and writing evidence-based and accessible content.
We’re looking for someone experienced in working in research communications at a managerial level with excellent project management skills and a proven track record in successfully delivering complex communication projects, ideally within the health sector.
- Freelance contract: Approx. 100 days, spread over July 2021 – December 2021 in first instance. We’re looking for someone who can work 4 or 5 days per week for the first three months of the contract to decrease down to approx. 3 days per week for last three months.
- Day rate £250-300/day dependent on experience.
- Must be UK-based.
- The role will be home-base with the requirement to attend meetings (virtual or in person) as required.
Please email your expression of interest, including your CV and day rate to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Tuesday 29 June. If you have any questions or would like to more information, please contact BSI Director of External Affairs, Jennie Evans, at email@example.com.
ECR Editorial Board member for Immunotherapy Advances
We are looking for ambitious and talented ECRs to join our first Early Career Researcher Editorial Board!
Immunotherapy Advances is the first fully Open Access journal of the British Society for Immunology. In line with the BSI's mission to support the development of the next generation of immunologists, we have developed a dedicated Editorial Board specifically for early career researchers (ECRs).
This is an exciting opportunity to join the editorial team of our brand new Open Access journal, develop your skills as a peer reviewer, learn more about the editorial process and contribute to the growth and development of the journal. The ECR Board members will work closely with more senior members of the Editorial Board to learn how to effectively review for a journal, as well as receiving experience in other Editorial Board activities.
You should apply if you…
- are interested in becoming a more experienced reviewer, with the support of a dedicated team of experts
- are looking to contribute to an innovative new Open Access journal, supporting the journal's growth and offering ideas and opinions on future developments
- have a keen interest in learning more about academic publishing and research dissemination
- are currently working or studying in the field of immunology, and hold a higher research degree, ideally with at least three years post-doctoral experience
- have some previous experience in the Editorial process as an author and reviewer
For more information, please read the role profile available here.
If you are interested in applying, please make sure you have read the role profile and submit an up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 23 June, along with a one-page cover letter outlining:
- Why you are interested in the role and what you would like to accomplish
- Your relevant experience and skills
- What you can bring to the journal
- How you see the journal developing over the next five years
Please also include your region, subject area of interest and five keywords. We ask all applicants to indicate two or more members of the current Editorial Board who could be matched with you based on subject area and coverage. Term of office for this position is one year, with the possibility of extension.
If you have any questions or would like to more information, please contact the BSI Journals Manager, Robyn Taylor at email@example.com.