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

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

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[...]

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[...]

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
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
JPIAMR Funding

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

Will you be the next Uruburu Awardee?

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

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
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,[...]


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

Fighting AMR
Antibiotic Research UK

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

Events & courses
Going to ASM Microbe 2018? Apply for the FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Travel Award

The FEMS-ASM Award supports the reciprocal exchange of one member from each organization to present his/her research[...]

Postdoctoral and PhD positions in Infection and Structural Biology: Germany

The Hamburg research consortium, ‘Biomedical Physics of Infection’ or Infectophysics aims to connect[...]

Events & courses
Standing up for Science workshop: 30 November 2017, UK

Sense about Science are holding a free full-day workshop for STEM and social science early career researchers (PhD,[...]

Events & courses
Microbe-assisted crop production (miCROPe 2017): 4-7 December 2017, Austria

The international symposium, ‘Microbe-assisted crop production – opportunities, challenges and[...]

Postdoc position in Ecology of Plant-Microbe Interactions: Czech Republic

The Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences is looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow to[...]

Volunteer opportunity - FEMS Letters Professional Development

Our journal FEMS Microbiology Letters has an unique section dedicated to “Professional Development”. It’s scope is[...]

Project Manager / Coordinator: communities and content

Are you the outgoing community builder with a passion for microbiology that will join our team in Delft? Have a look[...]

Volunteer opportunity - European Funding

The FEMS funding network is a pilot aimed at helping the community apply for more funding and with better success.[...]

Events & courses
3rd Microphytobenthic Biofilms Symposium in association with BPS 66th Annual Meeting: 9-11 January 2018, UK

The British Phycological Society (BPS) invites you to join their 3rd Microphytobenthic Biofilms Symposium and 66th[...]

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor for a Soil Microbial Ecologist, University of Florida, USA

The Soil and Water Sciences Department of the University of Florida offers a tenure track position for a Soil[...]

Postdoctoral research position in Virology/Cell biology: Croatia

A fully funded postdoctoral research position is available for a duration of two years with the possibility of[...]

Get involved in a FEMS Directorship or Committee

Are you considering making a positive impact on the microbiological community? Then have a look at our Call for[...]

Events & courses
70th Annual Conference of the German Society of Hygiene and Microbiology: 19-21 February 2018, Germany

On behalf of the board of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) and the scientific committee, we[...]

Events & courses
14th European Conference on Fungal Genetics: 25-28 February 2018, Israel

The 14th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG14) will take place on 25-28 February 2018 in Haifa, Israel.[...]

Events & courses
28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Virology: 14-17 March 2018, Germany

The German Society for Virology invites attendees to the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Virology from[...]

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
Challenges and new concepts in antibiotics research conference: 19-21 March 2018, France

Antimicrobial resistance threatens the prevention and treatment of an increasing number of bacterial infections. To[...]

Events & courses
28th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Parasitology: 21-24 March 2018, Germany

Starting date: 21-24 March 2018 Location: Berlin, Germany Contact and Organisation Conventus Congressmanagement[...]

Events & courses
Early Career Scientist Research Symposium: 28 March 2018, UK

Every year, the Society of Applied Microbiology (SfAM) holds a meeting specifically for early career scientists to[...]

Events & courses
8th European Spores Conference: 16-18 April 2018, UK

The European Spores Conference (ESC) has rapidly become one of the leading ‘focused’ microbiology conferences with a[...]

Events & courses
Applications of Plant Pathology: from Field to Clinic. 18 April 2018, UK

You are invited to a meeting from the Society of Applied Microbiology (SfAM) held in conjunction with the British[...]

Events & courses
Microbial Stress Meeting: 23-25 April 2018, Ireland

Microbial Stress: From Systems to Molecules and Back Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland: 23-25 April 2018 Registration now[...]

Events & courses
1st International Conference on Microbial Food and Feed Ingredients (MiFFI2018): 2-4 May 2018, Denmark

It is a great pleasure to announce the International Conference on Microbial Food and Feed Ingredients (MiFFI) which[...]

Events & courses
Power of Viruses: 16-18 May 2018, Croatia

You are invited to attend the conference, Power of Viruses in Valamar Diamant Hotel, Poreč, Croatia on 16-18 May[...]

Events & courses
Europic 2018: 3-7 June 2018, The Netherlands

Europic 2018 conference will take place on 3-7 June 2018 at Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands. Organizing committee[...]

Events & courses
Bacterial Persistence and Antimicrobial Therapy 2018: 10-14 June 2018, Switzerland

The Bacterial Persistence and Antimicrobial Therapy Conference will take place on 10-14 June 2018 in Ascona,[...]

Events & courses
11th Rowett-INRA conference - Gut Microbiology: No longer the forgotten organ. 11-14 June 2018, UK

Rowett-INRA 2018 will be the 11th joint symposium on gut microbiology organised by the Rowett Institute, University[...]

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[...]

18th International Conference on Harmful Algae: 21-26 October 2018, France

The 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA 2018) will take place in the Cité des Congrès of Nantes,[...]