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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

Policy and Public Affairs Officer

The Biochemical Society promotes the future of molecular biosciences; facilitating the sharing of expertise, supporting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology, and raising awareness of their importance in addressing societal grand challenges.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to play a key role in taking forward the Society’s policy programme as we enter the next three years of our Group Strategy.

Working closely with colleagues and Society members (often in partnership other sister societies and organizations), you will lead and deliver the Society’s programme to support and engage our members in feeding into key policy issues relating to the molecular biosciences, as well as promoting the importance of our discipline and through this the broader life sciences.

You will manage a variety of activities, including our Policy Network, policy events and our popular Diversity in Science grants scheme. With an ability to analyse complex information and present this in a clear and engaging way, you’ll be responsible for feeding into consultation responses led by organizations such as the Royal Society for Biology and Campaign for Science and Engineering, as well as writing responses and other policy-related communications on behalf of the Society. This will include responsibility for ensuring effective public affairs monitoring and responding to news stories where appropriate.

A background in a STEM subject and experience in policy and/or public affairs is essential for this role, together with strong critical thinking ability and excellent organizational and communication skills.


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Salary: £25,000 + benefits

Location: Central London

Application Deadline: 22nd October 2018


Commissioning Editor

In this role you will be responsible for content-commissioning for Portland Press, with a focus on driving submissions and citations and growing the overall profile of the research titles in the portfolio through strategic commissioning and pipeline management. You will build strong relationships with the scientific community and work collaboratively and in close alignment with the journal Boards in order to keep commissioning activity in step with journal content strategies, building the right coverage and authorship for each of the research titles.


Key targets are to invite and ‘win’ excellent review contributions to the research titles and build the corpus of citable and useful published articles with a view to increase the journal profiles and attract high-quality research submissions to the journals.


The role involves travel, nationally and internationally. Suitable candidates must be qualified to a degree level in the biosciences, and will ideally have some experience of being a Commissioning Editor or working in an editorial department for an STM publication.


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Salary: £25,000 to £28,000 plus Benefits

Location: Central London

Application Deadline: 26th October 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Please note that due to limited resources it is not possible for the Society to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

“We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.”