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The Biochemical Society is one of the largest learned societies in the UK biosciences, dedicated to advancing the molecular biosciences that underpin and explain the essential processes of life.


We represent and support the interests of all those working in the sector through our membership, conferences, education and policy initiatives, publications and grants. 


We offer an excellent working environment in a welcoming, collaborative and cooperative atmosphere where all employees are encourage to participate and contribute to success. Our Central London, purpose-refurbished office is shared with a number of sister societies.


Our remuneration packages are aligned with market sector benchmarks and the value of individual experience, skills and knowledge. We offer excellent pension benefits and enhanced holiday schemes to all employees.



Work experience

The Society is able to offer short term work experience placements to school students over the age of 16 and internships of up to three months. We also have information on gaining work experience here


To apply or for queries please contact Kofo Balogun.




Current Vacancies


Publishing Operations Manager


We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced manager with a passion for the use of technology in transforming scientific communication to take charge of content workflows at Portland Press (the wholly owned publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society). 


In this role you will work creatively and proactively to lead the development of publishing operations and processes, ensuring top-quality digital products and online outputs, as well as print versions where relevant. Harnessing emerging technology and driving innovations and efficiencies is a key aspect of the role. 


The position has management responsibility for the production team, and by establishing a culture of conscientious work and continuous improvement you will also ensure first-class author and customer service, and operational excellence across all publications. A key objective of this role will be to manage relationships with publishing-technology partners and drive cost-effective innovations and improvements to outputs and workflows.


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Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 plus Benefits

Location: Central London

Application Deadline: Monday 24th September 2018 

Production Editor

The Biochemical Society and its wholly owned publishing subsidiary Portland Press Ltd (PPL) have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Production Editor to take responsibility for online and print production processes of a range of products. 

You will be responsible for delivering first-class service and publishing journeys to authors and will have overall responsibility for the acceptance-to-publication workflows for assigned titles, enabling issues and articles to be published and indexed to schedule. Through effective execution of each step of the production process and prudent management of supplier and freelancer outputs (including the provision of actionable feedback wherever needed), this role will ensure the quality and timely delivery of all published outputs, including article files and metadata. 

You will also make best use of technology and ensure optimal performance of the systems that support the production processes, liaising with publishing-technology providers. You will act as deputy for the Publishing Operations Manager where appropriate.

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Salary: £24,000 to £28,000

Location: Central London

Application Deadline: 24th September 2018