CONFERENCE PRODUCER, Materials Science & Engineering


Why work for Cambridge Innovation Institute?

Our environment is friendly, inclusive, and very fast-paced, where people work hard and are rewarded and recognized for their efforts.

Other pluses:

  • Skills training and career development at all levels
  • Competitive pay with incentives and company profit share
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Companywide social events

CII Cares
We developed the CII Cares corporate social responsibility program as a way for our employees and conference attendees to give back to the communities where we live and work.

Greener CII
Our Greener CII task force helps our company become more ecologically aware and reduce our carbon footprint both at our headquarters office and onsite at our conferences.

CII is proud to offer its employees these benefits and more:

  • Health, dental, life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid leave
  • Company profit share
  • 401(k)
  • FSA plan

CII Celebrates Diversity! We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, is seeking a full-time Staff Accountant to assist with or be fully responsible for the following duties:

  • Accounts payable
  • Expense reimbursements
  • General Ledger and bank reconciliations
  • Journal entries
  • Month-end close
  • Manage end-to-end payroll processing, including data entry, calculations, and disbursements.
  • Ensure accuracy in employee timekeeping, deductions, and withholdings.
  • Prepare and enter Payroll Journal Entries
  • Reconcile payroll accounts and resolve discrepancies.
  • File and record maintenance

Work location: This position is required to be in our Needham, Massachusetts headquarters office at least one day per week.

Required skills and experience:

  • At least three (3) years of mid-level accounting experience, AP/AR, General Ledger, report generation, bookkeeping, end-to-end payroll processing
  • Proficiency with financial software (ADP, Peachtree, Sage, Concur, etc.) and Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is required.
  • Effective communication and customer service skills are essential.
  • Must be detail oriented with quick follow through, able to work independently with confidential information, and consistently exercise good judgment in dealing with competing demands and priorities.
  • Able to commute to our Needham, Massachusetts office at least one day per week.
  • BA or BS degree desirable

To apply, please email résumé to:
Ben Patel
Chief Financial Officer

CONFERENCE PRODUCER, Materials Science & Engineering

Cambridge Innovation Institute’s (CII) Cambridge EnerTech (CET) conference division is seeking a professional with experience producing conferences within the Materials Science & Engineering areas. If you want to work at a well-established company with an entrepreneurial feel, are interested in challenging your intellect, and are an analytical thinker with knowledge of either of these topic areas, conference production may be the career for you!

Conference producers are primarily responsible for developing the technical content & agenda of events, recruiting speakers and overseeing the entire project. Producers utilize a journalistic approach to build relationships in industry and develop and manage a dynamic portfolio of conference topics. They are top-notch communicators with exceptional relationship-management skills and the ability to effectively attract industry thought leaders to participate/speak at our events.

Responsibilities include literary review of novel technologies and innovation; analysis of the industry for economic, scientific, technical and regulatory trends; extensive phone interviews and email communication regarding source material, topic validation, content development and thought leader recruitment; and use of the knowledge gained to create a compelling conference program.

Location: Our headquarters are in Needham, Massachusetts. We would prefer the producer be local, i.e. able to commute to our offices, but we would absolutely consider remote for the right candidate.

Desired Skills and Experience
- Conference production experience is highly desirable, preferably in materials science or life sciences seminars and training programs.
- Must be a self-starter and strong project manager who is undaunted by constant multi-tasking and overlapping deadlines.
- Travel (approx. 10 trips annually) is required.
- Ideal candidate possesses exceptional creativity and demonstrated ability to determine viability of products.
- Conference production is team based, and working comfortably with people across the entire organization and different disciplines is essential.
- Willingness and ability to learn new technologies
- BS or BA; advanced degree preferred
- Experience working in virtual event platforms is extremely valuable, but not required.

To apply, please send résumé to:
Craig Wohlers
Executive Director, Conferences


Cambridge Innovation Institute has an opening for a talented individual with lightning-quick and error-free typing skills to fill the position of DATA PROCESSING & INTERNET RESEARCH ASSOCIATE.

This is NOT your typical data entry position! The rules & standards of our data entry are highly complex.

Our Data Processing & Internet Research Associates:

  • Perform high-volume data entry [**Keyboarding (typing) test will be included during the recruitment process**]
  • Maintain, update and add records to our database
  • Ensure all information in our database is accurate and up-to-date, & correct data entry errors
  • Utilize problem-solving and attention-to-detail skills to obtain the most up-to-date and complete information through in-depth and comprehensive internet searches
  • [**Internet search skills test will be included during the recruitment process**]
  • Identify and remove duplicate records in the database
  • Follow strict data entry policies and procedures to maintain the integrity of the database

Top candidates for our Data Processing & Internet Research Associate position must possess the following experience, traits and skills:

  • 2+ years of complex data entry and Internet search experience
  • Typing speed of at least 60 wpm, with accuracy above 95%
  • [**Keyboarding (typing) test will be included during the recruitment process**]
  • Very strong Internet search skills
  • [**Internet search skills test will be included during the recruitment process**]
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Expect to be held to extremely high standards of quality and accuracy of work
  • Will have proven data entry / data processing / administrative experience
  • Deadline-oriented and able to multi-task effortlessly

To apply, please email a résumé to:
Karen (Finnell) Lopes
Director, Database Group & Quality Control