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Biotechnology Innovation Organization
Human Resources Department
1201 Maryland Avenue, SW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202.962.9200
Fax: 202.488.6308
Email: hr@bio.org

BIO is currently recruiting for the following positions.

BIO Internship Program

If you are interested in a summer 2020 internship, please email your resume to hr@bio.org

Coordinator, Sales & Sponsorship

Primary Purpose of the Position:

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, and agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.

The Director, Diversity and Inclusion, will provide leadership and drive change through the development and implementation of strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives in the biotechnology and life sciences industry and within BIO. The position will work in coordination with the BIO Workforce Development, Diversity & Inclusion (WDDI) Committee and BIO senior staff.

This position is required to provide and implement solutions to complex diversity and inclusion challenges, deliver expert advice and guidance and develop and implement strategic plans and action goals. This position is required to be proactive and keep abreast with developments in diversity and inclusion across the biotechnology sector and any changes in relevant legislation, keeping up to date with local and national initiatives. Also, this position will coordinate with BIO HR to ensure that BIO is promoting and providing a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Primary Purpose of the Position:

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, and agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.

The Director, Diversity and Inclusion, will provide leadership and drive change through the development and implementation of strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives in the biotechnology and life sciences industry and within BIO. The position will work in coordination with the BIO Workforce Development, Diversity & Inclusion (WDDI) Committee and BIO senior staff.

This position is required to provide and implement solutions to complex diversity and inclusion challenges, deliver expert advice and guidance and develop and implement strategic plans and action goals. This position is required to be proactive and keep abreast with developments in diversity and inclusion across the biotechnology sector and any changes in relevant legislation, keeping up to date with local and national initiatives. Also, this position will coordinate with BIO HR to ensure that BIO is promoting and providing a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Director of State Policy and Strategic Communications

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Leads, develops and implements media outreach and strategic communications programs that support the policy goals of BIO’s State Government Affairs and cost and value communications activities. Functions as spokesperson and positions BIO as the leading voice on industry policy priorities by developing and implementing proactive media campaigns around key issues; drafts news releases, talking points, issue briefs and content for web-based properties; and provide strategic communications and support for BIO events and meetings. This position is the primary communications liaison with the Council of State Bioscience Associations and its members.

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Director, Regulatory Affairs

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Director will report to the Managing Director and will be responsible for assisting in developing policy and regulatory options for the IES Governing Board, working groups, and committees that primarily focus on federal, state, and international policy and regulations impacting industrial biotechnology. The Director will staff IES working group(s), committee(s) and IES board level committees as needed.

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Manager, Communications

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Develops, manages and executes strategic communications campaigns across all of BIO’s different sectors. A key responsibility will be developing digital communications strategies to boost the effectiveness of BIO’s online properties and web-based content. The position will help lead the development and amplification of digital content and will serve as a primary writer and editor for BIO’s growing social media properties and branding campaigns. In addition, this position also will help produce communications that support the policy and membership goals of BIO. The manager also will help support BIO’s I&E and F&A Sections in promoting the positive applications of biotechnology in the food, agriculture, industrial and environmental industry arenas.

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Manager, Health Communications

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Provide media and public relations support for BIO’s advocacy around health policy and the cost and value of prescription medicines.

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Manager, Membership

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The primary purpose of the position is to manage membership-related outreach across the organization. The individual will manage recruitment and retention activities for various BIO staff, advise on timely, personalized outreach, and develop messaging and follow-up materials as appropriate. This individual will maintain a record of correspondence in various databases.

This person will take a leadership role in developing and maintaining the association’s membership marketing materials. In addition, this employee will work with other departments to fulfill specific membership and/or marketing requests and work with the best overall interests of the organization in mind.

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Manager, Membership Data & Industry Research

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The primary purpose of the position is to provide biotechnology industry information and support for the Membership team. The individual will monitor companies' businesses, product pipelines, impactful news, and executive management structures, collated from industry publications, websites, and SEC filings, with extensive detail. In addition to collecting this information, this individual will enter it into BIO’s membership database, Fonteva/Salesforce, to maintain current, high-quality data to be used in membership recruitment, retention, and customer service. Significant research, data analysis, data management, and data cleansing is required on a daily basis.

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Manager, Sales & Sponsorship

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Join a team of professionals whose objective is to generate non-dues revenue by driving sales through exhibit, sponsorship and advertising across all BIO events. This position is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective sales strategies to grow mid-level accounts and generate new business through prospecting for new customers. This position will also be responsible for sales fulfillment, operations, data management, and customer service activity. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with the ability to close, have an outstanding and courteous customer service skillset, strong attention to detail and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

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Vice President, External Relations

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Vice President, External Relations is responsible for leading and developing strategy, and overseeing implementation of BIO’s state affiliate network, third-party engagement and grassroots/grasstops advocacy activities. This position will also be the Executive Director, Council of State Biotechnology Associations (CSBA).

Inspire, develop, and lead a dynamic External Relations team that strategically and proactively engages BIO’s network of state affiliates, third-party stakeholders, and grassroots/grasstops influencers on issues pertaining to the health care, agriculture, emerging companies, and industrial & environmental sections at BIO.

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Curious about benefits?

BIO offers all full time employees a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Programs
  • Fitness Center