Washington, DC

Executive Director, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

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Executive Director

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Washington, DC

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) welcomes applications and nominations for its next Executive Director (ED). Founded in 1991, AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of the field of medical and biological engineering. AIMBE is dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, shaping public research policies, improving education and training, and promoting the reputation and contributions of biomedical engineering for the benefit of society. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an individual to lead a talented and innovative organization whose mission is to provide authoritative science, engineering, research, and related policy advice to the federal government and its member constituents. The ED will play a critical role in in promoting communications between the organization, the science/engineering community, the federal government, and the interested public.

AIMBE is undertaking this search at a time of transformative advances in science and engineering, and at a point of urgency and relevancy unmatched in recent history. Harnessing the energy and intellect of the most accomplished biomedical engineers, AIMBE is uniquely qualified to provide objective guidance to decision makers regarding research and the necessity of biomedical engineering. AIMBE is proud of its dynamic membership, financially sound foundation, and dedicated professional staff. As a result, the next ED will be supported in successfully crafting a strategic plan that will continue to maximize the organization’s relevance to members, policy makers, and beyond.

The successful candidate will either possess, or be passionate about obtaining, the skills and experience to lead this next chapter of the organization. They will be business-minded, committed to developing and communicating a strategic vision for the organization, and willing to explore and identify innovative revenue models that support AIMBE’s mission. As the visible public representative of the organization, the candidate will possess the ability to enthusiastically and persuasively forge meaningful partnerships as well as advocate for AIMBE among the scientific community, policy makers, industry groups, and funding organizations.

AIMBE has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm to assist in this recruitment. For more information, to make a nomination, or to apply for this role, please visit:


The American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). AIMBE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, ability, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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