Expressions of interest are sought for the next ISBT Scientific Secretary


ISBT is seeking a successor to Professor John Semple, the current ISBT Scientific Secretary. John’s term will finish at the 37th International congress of the ISBT in Kuala Lumpur in June 2022, and the intention is that there should be a transition period to allow for handover of the role.

The Scientific Secretary is appointed by the ISBT Board of Directors, and the post is non-remunerated. The Scientific Secretary constructs the scientific programmes for ISBT regional and international congresses in collaboration with the local congress organising committee and a small scientific committee. The Scientific Secretary also acts as chairperson for the scientific review meeting, usually held four months prior to each congress. Please find the job description here.

Expressions of interest are sought from professionals who have an excellent international reputation in the field of transfusion medicine, and who have a broad knowledge of the field enabling the development of wide-ranging and innovative scientific programmes of a consistently high standard.

If you are interested in the position please email your c.v. and a covering letter of maximum two pages of A4 outlining the reasons for your interest and the skills you would bring to the role to

The closing date for applications is November 1, 2021.