The Associate Director, Scientist, Research Programs, plays a key role in executing the MJFF scientific research agenda. With an understanding of key concepts in biomedical (preferably neuroscience/neurological) research and/or drug development, the Associate Director will be responsible for managing a variety of activities critical to our mission. These include: identifying, reviewing, funding and managing assigned grants and programs; implementing strategic initiatives; coordinating program assessments and workshops; engaging with key opinion leaders and stakeholders; and interacting with the donor/patient community when required.
The Associate Director will report to a primary Director. However, in order to adjust to shifts and needs in the research and drug development landscape, our team structure is purposely flexible and dynamic and staff may also report day-to-day to more than one program or initiative leader at any point in time.
This is a full-time, on-site position located in New York City and is not conducive to telecommuting.
Primary roles and responsibilities
The Associate Director, Scientist, Research Programs, will have primary responsibilities and accountability in the following areas:
Ideal Candidate Attributes
The position requires a motivated, scientifically trained individual with a hands-on, detail-oriented, flexible, pro-active and solutions-seeking workstyle. Successful candidates will be comfortable working in a collaborative team environment (including use of digital communication tools), be highly adept at delving into projects to support aggressive team goals and have the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously. Successful candidates will also be willing and able to work within the foundations many different program areas as organizational and strategic needs arise.
Additional requirements include:
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter describing their specific qualifications and interest in the position to this link. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered. Please, no telephone inquiries and do not contact our staff directly. Only applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.