ASSOCIATE CONFERENCE PRODUCER (Admin. Asst.), scientific events
Cambridge Healthtech Institute - Needham, MA

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ASSOCIATE CONFERENCE PRODUCER (Administrative Assistant, Project Manager)Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) is seeking an extremely organized ASSOCIATE CONFERENCE PRODUCER (Administrative Assistant, Project Manager) to support one of our Conference Directors. This is a mid-level administrative & project management position for a detail-oriented team player with a background in the life sciences. This position is initially very administrative in scope; Associate Producers receive ongoing training in conference production and may, over time, assume increased responsibility for producing events on their own. If you enjoy learning about new technologies and emerging science, and seek to leverage your scientific background in innovative ways, CHI and the associate conference producer position may be an excellent fit for you!Each Associate Producer and Conference Director team works to create a dynamic set of conferences focused on R&D in the biotech and Pharma sectors. Initial duties focus primarily on providing administrative assistance and project management support to the Conference Director, and include: - Research scientific conference topics by evaluating competitive events, reviewing journal publications and press releases, and conducting phone interviews- Network with leading researchers and biotech/pharma executives; manage speaker invitations and obtain speaker abstracts- Compile, organize and proofread conference materials, including brochures, web sites, event guides and marketing campaigns- Manage projects with meticulous attention to budget, organization and deadlines- Interface regularly with CHIs marketing and sales staff on behalf of the Conference Director- Travel to and run conferences on-site (approximately 6 trips annually)Compensation: between 43,000 and 52,000 per year.
ASSOCIATE CONFERENCE PRODUCER (Administrative Assistant, Project Manager)REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERTISE- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in life sciences (biology or biotechnology)- At least 3 years of experience as an administrative assistant or project manager, preferably working in conference production and/or the event industry- Background in a deadline-driven job- Prior responsibility for tracking and managing multiple projects simultaneously- Excellent communication skills, including experience working with high-level scientists and/or executives- Background in proofreading or copyediting technical documents- Proficiency with Internet research, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe- Outstanding organizational and time-management skillsABOUT US: CHI is the preeminent life science network for researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech and academic organizations. We are celebrating over 20 years of success, while retaining our start-up culture. CHI is a unique company of collaborators who over the years have built an excellent reputation for producing industry-focused, cutting-edge, educational and training content that serves biopharmaceutical scientists and executive-level R&D managers. We are a learning organization with a culture of innovation and camaraderie. Even more appealing, the dress code in the office is business casual, minus the business!' Please visit our website for more information: We look forward to hearing from you!