Who are we looking for?

The Biochemical Society is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. 

We value personal expertise and lived experience as well as your technical expertise and career history. 

If you can demonstrate the passion and determination to develop board acumen you don’t need to have previous experience of sitting on a board or committee. We know that diverse teams make us stronger and more effective as an organisation, and we look forward to hearing from all interested candidates.

Please note,  You do not need to be a member of the Biochemical Society to put yourself forward for many of our available opportunities, nor do you need to be based in the UK.

Read more about our work to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

What’s in it for you?

Our board, committee and panel members play a key role in shaping the direction of the Society and the decisions we take to support and engage with our community. 

All panel and board members* receive free Society membership for the length of their time in office and have the opportunity to engage with colleagues and peers to discuss a variety of topics, share opinions and advocate for change. 

You will gain valuable experience in board/committee work, board room dynamics and the overall governance of a charity and company, whilst helping to make a real difference for the biochemical community.

*Does not include Trustees or Independent Members.


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Contact us

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to talk about any of these opportunities, we would be very happy to provide more information and answer questions.

We can also organise an informal chat with the Chair and/or Senior Management Team members. Please email or call us on 020 3922 0817. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Autumn 2022 nomination places now closed

Trustee roles

• Early Career Representative Trustee
• Local Ambassador Representative Trustee

Audit Committee

• Ordinary Members

Awards Committee

• Chair
• Ordinary Members

Clinical and Translational Research Theme Panel

• Ordinary Members

Conferences Committee

• Early-Career Representative

Early Career Advisory Panel

• Ordinary Members

Education, Training and Public Engagement Committee

• Advanced Training Representative
• Careers in the Biosciences Representative
• Early Career Representative
• Educational Technology Representative
• School or Further Education Representative

Eric Reid Committee

• Early Career Representative
• Ordinary Members

Executive Management Committee

• Independent Member

Grants Committee

• Ordinary Members

Industry Advisory Panel

• Ordinary Members

Nominations Panel

• Independent Member

Policy Advisory Panel

• Early Career Representative
• Education Policy representative
• Northern Ireland representative

Research Area I – Genes

• Ordinary Members

Research Area II – Molecular Structure & Function

• Ordinary Members

Research Area III – Energy and Metabolism

• Ordinary Members

Research Area IV – Cells

• Ordinary Members

Research Area V – Signalling

• Ordinary Members

Research Area VI – Biological System

• Ordinary Members

Training Theme Panel:

• Industry representative
• Ordinary Members