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.

Postdoctoral Associate - Gut metabolic syndrome: Rutgers, USA

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Rutgers at The State University of New Jersey is looking for[...]

Fighting AMR
JPIAMR Funding

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

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[...]

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[...]

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
UK Funding Council - cross council initiative

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

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

FEMS partners with PeerWith

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

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,[...]

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[...]

15 PhD student positions available

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

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[...]

Contributing to the Journals

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

Will you be the next Uruburu Awardee?

Will you attend the 7th FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists + 26th SEM Congress (Valencia, July 9th-13th[...]


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

PhD position in virus ecology: EPFL, Switzerland

The Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry (LCE) in the Environmental Engineering Institute at EPFL in Lausanne,[...]

PhD position in environmental microbiology: EPFL, Switzerland

The Laboratory for Environmental Biotechnology at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland is offering a PhD position starting[...]

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[...]

Get involved in our Election Committee

Are you looking to extend your network and build your experience while supporting the advancement of microbiology?[...]

PhD student or Post-Doc position: Intracellular lifestyle of Salmonella enterica, Germany

The Division of Microbiology at the University of Osnabrück has an open position for a PhD student or a postdoctoral[...]

PhD student or Post-Doc position: Adhesive mechanisms of Salmonella enterica, Germany

The Division of Microbiology at the University of Osnabrück has an open position for a PhD student or a postdoctoral[...]

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

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

Early Stage Researcher position: H2020 European Training Network List_MAPS

Job description We are looking for an Early Stage Researcher position within a Horizon 2020 EU-funded Marie[...]

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[...]

Grants & funding
Biotechvana call for researcher: Bioinformatic platform for knowledge discovery and precision medicine

Biotechvana seeks a candidate to apply for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships call[...]

Events & courses

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

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
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
5th Meeting of Regulating with RNA in Bacteria & Archaea: 19-22 March 2018, Spain

Location: Hotel Sevilla Macarena,  Calle San Juan de Ribera, 2 41009 Sevilla, Spain Conference Chairs Prof. Dr. Ruth[...]

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[...]