The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) was founded in 2000 with one clear objective: accelerating meaningful therapeutic advances and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson's disease (PD). Since inception, MJFF has quickly grown into the largest global funder of Parkinson’s disease research outside the U. S. federal government, having funded over $325 million in research projects in both academic and industry labs worldwide. Our portfolio has grown commensurate with our fundraising success and we made over $56 million in new grants in 2012. Core to our philosophy is how we think of our capital and its risk profile relative to other stakeholders in the drug development pipeline. We work aggressively to de-risk various treatment ideas and tools in the hopes of building a robust pipeline of new treatments for patients. Today, the Foundation has approximately 80 full-time employees with more than 450 active grants across a broad spectrum of PD research and drug development.
Our aggressively funded research agenda is a core part of our strategy towards achieving this mission, and the development of this agenda and management of our research portfolio is driven by a team and advisors with both scientific and business expertise. Within the Research Programs team, Associate Directors play an important role by working closely and in partnership with other key internal teams to drive towards our organizational objectives.
Specific responsibilities of an Associate Director on the Research Programs team include:
Key attributes of an outstanding Associate Director include:
Candidates should have expert scientific background (PhD/MD in Neuroscience, Neurology or related fields plus postdoctoral or similar post-graduate experience). Candidates with industry experience in CNS therapeutic development are also encouraged to apply. This is a position ideal for candidates within 3-5 years of completing their graduate/professional degree. This is an onsite position in New York City (in midtown area) and is not conducive to telecommuting. Some travel (domestic and international) may be required.
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