Chief Executive Officer

American Society for Cell Biology
Rockville, Maryland
May 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate

Search for Chief Executive Officer

Rockville, Maryland  

The Council of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) welcomes applications and nominations for its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Founded in 1960, ASCB is the primary voice for the domestic and international cell biology community. ASCB is dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, shaping public research policies, improving education and training, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce. The Society currently has about 7,500 members in more than 62 countries around the world.

ASCB is undertaking the search for a CEO at a time of transformative advances in research and education, and at a point of urgency to face issues of inclusivity and equity. For decades, ASCB has been an innovative leader among peer societies. ASCB’s membership dynamics are positive, the Society is financially sound, and its professional staff is talented and committed. These qualities provide a solid foundation from which the next CEO will shape the strategies to maximize the Society’s relevance to members and, more generally, advance the biological sciences with a broad view of science and society.

The successful candidate will possess the skills and experience to lead a complex organization and have a strong commitment to scientific research and education. They will be committed to developing a strategic vision for the Society, and able to advance innovative revenue models that support ASCB’s core mission. They will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, and create a structure of policies and procedures that actively centers the operation of the ASCB around equity and inclusion. As the most visible public representative of the Society, the candidate will possess the ability to enthusiastically and persuasively advocate for ASCB among the scientific community, policy makers, industry groups, and funding organizations.

Isaacson, Miller is assisting the Society in this important recruitment. For more information, to make a nomination, or to apply for this role, please visit:

The American Society for Cell Biology is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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