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Chemical Engineering Degree Required Posted Feb 23
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers , New York, NY
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We are seeking to fill one position for our NYC office.
Engineering Specialist or a Biological Engineering Associate -
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The American Institute of Chemical Engineers invites applicants to lead the management of and business development activity for the Society for Biological Engineering ( Implementation and development of conferences, industrial alliances, education and member services and publications are central for this position. This position is located at our NYC Global Home Office.

The Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), an AIChE Technological Community, is a global organization of leading engineers and scientists dedicated to advancing the integration of biology and engineering.

Engineering Specialist


Under direction of Director, Technical Entities, individual will implement and expand strategic initiatives and develop growth opportunities in biological engineering. Including:
•Grow top line revenue of Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) and implement business models to sustain growth.
•Provide detailed business plans for new initiatives for Executive Team analysis and review.
•Promote and develop entrepreneurial activities in biological engineering and associated domains.
•Develop and lead collations of industry/academia/ and government.
•Collaborate with Boards of SBE to develop and grow value proposition of events and products to serve membership, the profession and society.
•Support conference organizers to develop and implement the technical program, sales (sponsorship/exhibit) and marketing initiatives.
•Supervise technical staff for implementation of technical entity products and services.
•Research and develop proposals for funding of technological projects that are important to our members and the community
•Develop and manage budgets for products and services.


•A minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience in biological engineering.
•Technical degree in chemical or bio-related engineering; MBA or PhD or equivalent training desired.
•Broad knowledge of the bio-processing, biomedical, bio-molecular or industrial bio-technology fields.
•A proven track record of business growth, including developing new business including new products/services and their successful launch implementation.
•Experience in working within a matrix organization and skill at leading teams.
•Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
•Prior experience with volunteer organizations a plus.
•Experience in grant writing and development activity a plus.
•20% travel is required

Interested candidates may email their cover letter and resume to the email listed on this page. Please note the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Engineering Associate


•Work with conference organizers to develop and implement the technical program as well as sales (sponsorship/exhibit) and marketing (assemble all conference program materials) initiatives.
•Develop and deploy webinars for technical seminars with experts in academia or industry.
•Develop monthly newsletters containing industry, technical and societal news.
•Manage and update SBE website and conference sites.
•Lead efforts to retain and attract new SBE members.
•Establish and maintain SBE student membership chapters.
•Manage databases and analyze membership trends.
•Research and develop proposals for grant funding of technological project that are important to our members and the community.
•Assist in the research and development of new projects.
Maintain relationships with Boards of SBE and assist in development and support of industry/academia/government consortia.


•Minimum BS degree in chemical engineering with a focus on biological or biomedical engineering.
•Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in chemical or biotech industry is desirable.
•Excellent writing skills; strong communication, project management, presentation and interpersonal skills.
•Outstanding attention to details and follow through skills; strong proofreading skills.
•Capability for effectively working with individuals and groups at all levels, building and sustaining relationships.
•Must be a team player.
•Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
•20% travel is required.

Interested candidates may send their cover letter and resume to the email address listed on this page. Please note the title of the position in the subject line of the e-mail.

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.