Committee Vacancies

We are currently recruiting new Committee Members for the positions listed below.

All posts have a four-year term (January 2024 – December 2027):

  • Scientific Meetings Secretary (Executive Committee)
  • Applied and Quantitative Genetics (Ordinary Committee)
  • Cell and Developmental Genetics (Ordinary Committee)
  • Gene Structure, Function and Regulation (Ordinary Committee)
  • Corporate Genetics and Biotechnology (Ordinary Committee)

These roles entail attending the Genetics Society Committee meetings and discussing and making decisions relating to our activities. This includes assessment of research studentships and grants, organising and promoting meetings supported by the Society, and voting on our Awards. Shadowing of current position holders is available.

The Genetics Society is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented sections of the community, inclusive of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, caring responsibilities, age and religion.

Applicants should be members of the Genetics Society and hold an academic post in a university or research institute within the British Isles.

Applications should be submitted by 30th September 2023 to the Honorary Secretary via email: This should include a letter of introduction outlining your experience and reasons for wishing to join the committee, and a CV (2 pages max.)

Full details of post-holder duties are available in our Society Byelaws. Upon joining the committee, members become trustees of the Society (a registered charity) and have a legal duty to ensure the object and charitable aims outlined in our constitution are carried out in compliance with the law (Charities Act 2011); see the Charity Governance Code for more information.