ASM Headquarters Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the American Society for Microbiology's employment opportunities. To learn more about ASM's mission and goals, please view ASM's Strategic Plan.

We work in a unique, friendly building and offer excellent employee benefits. We strive to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence, and seek highly motivated, bright, inquisitive, and energetic team players who support our mission and strategic plan.

The listing below includes all the currrent employment opportunities available at ASM. To learn about the individual job opportunities please click on each link. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Thank you for your interest in employment at the ASM.


Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist – International Affairs (Contract Position)

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a Contractual M&E Specialist in the International Affairs Department for current and anticipated funding from the US Government (USG) (e.g., CDC, DOD, Department of State), and funding from non-USG sources (e.g., foundations, non-US government agencies). The M&E Specialist will work with the team on M&E of grant-funded programs in clinical laboratory diagnostic capacity building and health systems strengthening in resource-limited countries in sub-Saharan Africa, MENA, Eastern Europe, and South and Southeast Asia.Projects will involve designing and implementing M&E activities, and managing and communicating activity results. Areas of focus may include: assessing the quality of project monitoring; enhancement of data management/reporting systems; presentation and dissemination of evaluation results to ASM’s donors and partners; and the provision of M&E capacity building within the mission of the grants.



Program Coordinator (Contract Position) – International Affairs

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington DC, is seeking two Contractual Program Coordinators in the International Affairs Department, with primary responsibilities focused on assisting in coordination and administration of international grant activities. Incumbent will support a team of professionals focused on global laboratory capacity and health systems strengthening for infectious disease control and health security.



Strategic Alliances Assistant

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time Assistant in the Strategic Alliances department. The incumbent will be responsible for administrative functions in the department, maintaining the customer relationship management (CRM) platform, planning and execution of events at the annual meeting, and will serve as primary liaison to accounting for routine tasks.



ASM is committed to equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee. It has been and will continue to be the policy of the ASM to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran's status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. The ASM also is committed to accommodating individuals with disabilities and the religious beliefs and practices of its employees and applicants, as required by law.

The Society maintains an Affirmative Action policy statement designed to ensure equal employment opportunities for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

These policies govern all phases of employment at ASM.