Opportunities Board

Welcome to the FEMS Opportunities Board. Here you can find opportunities varying from events and jobs to awards and useful resources. In the above field you can search within all opportunities. You can also browse through our opportunity categories. If you want to look into for instance events only, you will find a collection of those if you click on Events and Courses.

If you are registered to our website and logged in, you can directly place your own opportunity here. You will find the steps how to do this in our contributor guide and in our video guide. This is a trial service free of charge. As we are constantly evaluating it we would like to encourage you to use it and send us your feedback via the feedback form.

15 PhD student positions available

On behalf of a number of top institutes throughout Europe, New Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases (ND4ID) is[...]

Fighting AMR
UK Funding Council - cross council initiative

The AMR Funders Forum, has identified key themes to target current and future investments. These themes will foster[...]

Fighting AMR
Survey (Global-PPS) of Hospital Antibiotic Use and Resistance

This first global initiative provides a unique overview of the global burden of antibiotic consumption and[...]

Fighting AMR
Antibiotic Research UK

Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) aims to raise sufficient funds over the next five years to bring at least one[...]

Fighting AMR
Antimicrobial research collaborative

The Antimicrobial Research Collaborative (ARC@Imperial) consolidates world leading, multidisciplinary[...]

Events & courses
Antimicrobial resistance and therapeutic discovery training programme.

The program entitled, “Antimicrobial Resistance and Therapeutic Discovery Training Program,” (ARTDTP),[...]

Fighting AMR
Antimicrobial resistance funders forum

The UK research base in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is supported by a range of funders, including public[...]

Fighting AMR
Emory Antibiotic resistance center

The mission is to better understand antibiotic resistance to combat this crisis and improve human health. The goals[...]

Fighting AMR

The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPI AMR) was set up to streamline the[...]

Fighting AMR
JPIAMR Funding

JPIAMR supports research projects and working groups that enable researchers to collaborate across national[...]

Fighting AMR
UK South Africa AMR research partnership awards

The MRC and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) have the pleasure of announcing a R9[...]

Grants & funding
Project proposal calls for the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme

Have a look at the Seed Money calls of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. Seed Money is a funding that is[...]

Useful resources
WHO - world report on surveillance

WHO world report that gives as accurate a picture as is presently possible of the magnitude of AMR and the current[...]

Fighting AMR
Antibiotic Resistance Map by CDDEP

Data includes aggregated resistance rates for isolates (includes intermediate resistance) from blood and[...]

Useful resources
Brexit and funding

If you work in microbiology research, chances are you expect Brexit to somehow impact your work. But how? This[...]

Place your job opportunity

Do you want to advertise a job via FEMS? If you have a FEMS Account, you can easily share your opportunities. [...]

Events & courses
Online courses by Coursera

Coursera offers multiple free courses, such as those below in data science and bacterial infections[...]

Grants & funding
Funding network

FEMS would like to help researchers to connect to each other to apply for funding. If you are a (member of a) FEMS[...]

Useful resources
FREE software to evaluate patents

IPscore is a FREE software to evaluate patents, technologies and research projects. It allows you to analyse,[...]

Events & courses
13th Yeast Lipid Conference (YLC13)

Dates: 17 – 19 May 2017 Location: AgroParisTech, Claude Bernard, Paris, France The Yeast Lipid Conference[...]

Job Opportunities for Research Fellows at the European Commission

Do you want EU policies and laws to be informed by the best scientific evidence available? Do you have a strong[...]

FEMS partners with PeerWith

PeerWith allows you to find manuscript preparation services including language editing and figure drawing by[...]

Useful resources
The New Bacteriology - Royal Society special issue

Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Philosophical Transactions B entitled The new[...]


Seasoned scientists can offer reviews and comments on key issues in microbiology – like ebola, antibiotics[...]

Contributing to the Journals

Over the last 40 years we’ve launched five highly-respected journals which fund our philanthropic and campaigning[...]

Useful resources
The Microbes Fight Back: Antibiotic Resistance

What will a future of continued antibiotic resistance look like? How can human activities prevent the rise of[...]

Fully funded postdoctoral fellow position to study microbiome-behavior interactions: Portugal

Start date: Immediate Location: Lisbon, Portugal We are seeking to hire a microbiologist with a strong background in[...]

Fighting AMR
Innovation in diagnostics for fighting AMR: Launch of White Paper

Date: 31 May 2017 Location: European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium Excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics[...]

Events & courses
BAGECO14: 14th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology

Dates: 4 – 8 June 2017 Theme: “Talking with the neighbours” Location: Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen,[...]

Events & courses

Dates: 11-13 June 2017 Registration deadline: 24 March 2017 Location: Ideen Expo science fair, Hannover, Germany[...]

Events & courses

Location: CNR-Institute of Ecosystem Study, Verbania, Italy. Organizers: MEG@CNR-ISE and Microb&co. The eight[...]

Events & courses
2nd International Metaproteomics Symposium

After the success of the first edition held in Magdeburg (Germany), it is our great pleasure to announce that the[...]

Events & courses
33rd International Specialized Symposium on Yeast (ISSY33) - Exploring and Engineering Yeasts for Industrial Application

Dates: 26 – 29 June 2017 Location: University College Cork, Cork, Ireland Theme: Exploring and Engineering[...]

Events & courses
Breathless microbes: techniques and theory in anaerobic microbiology

Dates: 24 – 28 July 2017 Location: Wageningen University and Hotel de Wageningsche Berg, Wageningen,[...]

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor for a microbial chemical ecologist, University of Florida, USA

  The Soil and Water Sciences Department at the University of Florida is offering a 12-month, tenure-track[...]

Events & courses
10th European Workshop on the Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria

Dates: 20 – 24 August 2017 Location: Grand Hotel Italia, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Supported by: 

Events & courses
14th International Meeting on Thermophiles: 27 Aug-1 Sep 2017, South Africa

Welcome to Thermophiles-2017 which will be hosted in South Africa! This meeting will provide an excellent platform[...]

Events & courses
12th Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria

Dates: 27 – 31 August 2017 Location: Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands The programme will[...]

Events & courses
51st Scientific Conference of the German speaking Mycological Society (DMykG) e.V., 31 Aug-2 Sept 2017, Germany

Starting Dates: 31 August – 2 September 2017 Location: Fürstenberghaus University Münster, Germany The[...]

Events & courses
20th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation

Dates: 3 – 7 September 2017 Location: School of Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain[...]

Events & courses
16th International Conference on Pseudomonas

Dates: 5 – 9 September 2017 Location: St George’s Place, Liverpool, United Kingdom The 16th[...]

Grants & funding
COST Actions open call

The e-COST tool reopened for submissions on Monday, 16 January. Participants are invited to submit proposals for[...]

Events & courses
Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology (PAM) 2017

Conference dates: 8 – 12 September 2017 Location: Katuaq Cultural Center, Nuuk, Greenland Conference[...]

Events & courses
IBBS 17 - The 17th International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium, Manchester - September 6th - 8th

The Council of the International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society (IBBS) is delighted to announce that[...]

Events & courses
8th International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication: 10-12 September 2017, Chicago, USA

Starting dates: 10-12 September 2017 Location: Swissotel, Chicago, USA This Congress aims to encourage research into[...]

Events & courses
Peer Review Week 2017: 11-17 September 2017

Dates: 11-17 September 2017 Peer Review Week is a global initiative that FEMS is proud to be a part of again this[...]

Events & courses
ProkaGENOMICS 2017 - 7th European Conference on Prokaryotic and Fungal Genomics

Dates: 19 – 22 September 2017 Location: Georg-August University, Gottingen, Germany Conference themes:[...]

Events & courses

5th European Congress on Microbial Biofilms Dates: 19-22 September 2017 Location: Meervaart, Amsterdam, The[...]

Events & courses
22nd European Nitrogen Cycle Meeting: 24-26 September 2017, Spain

Dates: 24-26 September 2017 Location: Cordoba, Spain The 22nd European Nitrogen Cycle Meeting is a conference that[...]

Events & courses
SYNMIKRO Junior Group Leader Symposium: 26-28 Sept 2017, Germany

Call for a Junior Group Leader Symposium by SYNMIKRO, the Center for Synthetic Microbiology, founded in 2010 by the[...]

Grants & funding
Widespread H2020 call: WIDESPREAD-03-2017, ERA Chairs

Have a look at this interesting H2020 call. It’s about getting high quality researchers and research managers to[...]

Events & courses
Diagnosis and Therapy of Fungal Diseases - 5th DTFD

Training course: Fungal infections in neonates Date: 10 October 2017 Location: Hotel Crowne Plaza, Belgrade, Serbia[...]

Events & courses
4th International Conference on Microbial Diversity 2017 - Bari, 24-26 October 2017

Dates: 24-26 October 2017 Location: Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy The 4th International Conference on[...]

Events & courses

European Workshop on Bacterial Protein Toxins Date:  26-29 June 2017 Location: Institut Pasteur, Paris Deadlines:[...]

Grants & funding
Widespread H2020 call: WIDESPREAD-05-2017, Twinning

Have a look at this interesting H2020 Call. It’s about linking a university or research organisation from a Widening[...]

Events & courses
Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 2018

Dates: 17 – 21 June 2018 Theme: Digging deeper Location: Helsinki, Finland We are pleased to welcome you to the[...]