We are inviting applications to three positions on our Board


FEMS is overseen by a Board of Directors, that collectively provide strategic direction and contribute their individual skills, experience and contacts. The Board of Directors is responsible for checking that we are working efficiently, delivering objectives aligned with our strategy and complying with our policies and relevant laws and legislation. Directors also act as Trustees, ensuring the long-term security of FEMS by ensuring the organization is prepared to meet future challenges.

Director roles available

We are inviting applications to three positions on our Board:

President We are seeking an experienced candidate to head the strategy and organisational policy development of this diverse, cross-cultural, cross disciplinary organisation. (full job description)

Secretary General We are seeking an organized and pragmatic professional responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Company’s governance. (full job description)

Director of Business and Policy We are looking for an established science policy advocate who can bring an experienced non-academic dimension to the Board of Directors.  (full job description)

Term of office

These roles are for three years, from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026.

How to apply

To be nominated you will need to submit a letter of support from two Member Societies, along with your CV and a brief cover letter highlighting why you are applying for the role and how you feel your skills and experience can contribute to FEMS, by 30 April 2023 to the Election Committee by email at electioncommittee@fems-microbiology.org

If you would like an informal conversation about the role before making an application please contact the Election Committee, who can assist with the application process via electioncommittee@fems-microbiology.org.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their applications to the Council in September 2023 (in Vienna, Austria). Trustees are elected by the Council, which consists of the Delegate from each Member Society and the current Board of Directors.

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