Executive Director, Digital Intelligence Safety Research Institute

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.


Underwriters Laboratories Inc., in pursuit of its goal to be the world’s leading safety science research and standards development organization, is seeking nominations and applications for the inaugural Director of its Digital Intelligence Safety Research Institute (DISRI). This position will lead, provide vision to, and grow an ambitious research program designed to position a new institute at the forefront of its field. In addition to internal research activities, the Director will craft education and engagement initiatives and explore entrepreneurial avenues to maximize global impact.

The ambitious growth expected for DISRI will be mirrored by corresponding growth planned for other research institutes of Underwriters Laboratories, including Fire Safety, Chemical Insights, and Electrochemical Safety. Concomitantly, scoping of other topical areas associated with emerging technologies is ongoing as Underwriters Laboratories seeks to deploy resources expected soon to exceed $250M per year to most effectively advance its mission.

Applications, Inquiries, and Nominations

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/8400. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Andrew Lee, Managing Partner

Alexandra Lolavar, Associate

Isaacson, Miller

1800 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

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