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 hr@asmusa.org. Thank you for your interest in employment at the ASM.

 

Professional and Career Development Specialist

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time Professional and Career Development Specialist.  ASM represents one of science’s most exciting fields with the benefit of also being one of the oldest and prestigious professional society’s in the life sciences. This HR team member will develop, prepare, and facilitate onboarding and training and development programs for all employees, facilitate and support a continuous performance management and feedback process, conduct and analyze data from the annual employee engagement survey and support the HR Director on all strategic and tactical organizational and staff development. ASM is looking for someone who would like to be a member of an HR team for an organization that aspires to be a great place to work, and that is evolving into a culture and environment that supports and rewards collaboration, innovation, risk taking and accountability.  ASM is seeking an individual that ‘walks the talk’ of organizational values which ultimately provides the foundation for organizational and professional success.   

If you are eager for an opportunity to influence and  are willing and able to ‘roll up your sleeves’ , we invite you to apply for this dynamic opportunity today.

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Administrative Assistant

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant in the Office of the CEO and Public Policy. Based in Washington, DC, ASM is part of one of science’s most exciting fields. ASM is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, energetic individual who is looking for a great opportunity. The incumbent will be responsible for providing high level administrative support to the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Public Policy. Duties to include but not limited to; managing extremely active calendars, assisting with special projects, reconciling monthly departmental credit card and travel statements, and providing logistical support for meetings and events.

If you are ready for a real challenge and to make a real difference in science, apply for this unique position today. 

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Marketing Coordinator (Full-Time)

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time marketing coordinator in the marketing and communications unit. Based in Washington, DC, ASM is part of one of science's most exciting fields. ASM is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, energetic individual who is looking for a great opportunity. The incumbent would be responsible for coordinating promotional plans and marketing activities for ASM's strategic alliances department to support exhibit sales and other key revenue activities.

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Program Coordinator, Education (Full-Time)

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator.  Based in Washington, DC, ASM is part of one of science’s most exciting fields. ASM is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, energetic individual who is looking for a great opportunity.  The incumbent would be responsible for coordinating the ASM fellowship program and overseeing department wide administrative tasks.  This responsibility includes coordinating and communicating with nearly 200 applicants, 100 fellows, and 50 reviewers and committee members to manage four fellowship programs. The incumbent serves as the primary support person for the fellows; he/she confirms policies and procedures, plans and hosts orientation and annual research symposium, processes stipend payments and reimbursable expenses, and solicits and collects interim and final reports. 

If you are ready for a real challenge and to make a real difference in science, apply for this unique position today. 

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Program Assistant (Full-Time)

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time Meetings Program Assistant in the Meetings department.  Based in Washington, DC, ASM is part of one of science’s most exciting fields.  ASM is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, energetic individual who is looking for a great opportunity. The incumbent will assist with communications and processing for all sessions and speakers to ASM Meetings. 

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Program Specialist (Contract Position) – International Affairs

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington DC, is seeking a Contractual Program Specialist in the International Affairs Department. Incumbent will focus on clinical diagnostic capacity building, laboratory systems, including biorisk management strengthening in resource limited countries.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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