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Associate Director, Research Partnerships

Michael J Fox Foundation
New York, New York 10120
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
Position Description:
Finding new therapies is dependent on an informed, mobilized patient population and trial teams that are innovative and diligent about how to reach their target population. The Associate Director, Research Partnerships will support the development and execution of integrated strategies to engage patients in clinical research. The Foundation is particularly interested in how to combine more traditional, on-the-ground resources with technology solutions and integrated marketing strategies to accelerate field-wide advancements in Parkinson’s trial recruitment. The Associate Director will join a team working with a portfolio of projects in this arena, including:
• Support the development and execution of integrated strategies to facilitate recruitment and retention for MJFF-sponsored studies including Fox Insight – the largest global study of people with Parkinson’s – the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) – the Foundation’s flagship study – and other sponsored clinical studies in planning
• Development and execution of initiatives focused on engaging target populations of interest for therapeutic development in Parkinson’s, including individuals at risk for the disease
• Designing, launching and managing novel initiatives that support further optimization of recruitment and retention practices in Parkinson’s disease
• Consulting and partnership management with biopharma research sponsors and clinical trial sites to enhance effectiveness of recruitment and retention
The Associate Director will work closely with internal colleagues across the organization to support MJFF’s pioneering work in this space. Success in this position requires engagement with a diverse set of external players such as technology vendors, academic research centers, biopharma trial sponsors, patients and other collaborators. This role reports to the Senior Associate Director, Research Partnerships.


Job Requirements: The Associate Director role requires a strategic thinker and team player who is excited to be hands-on in supporting aggressive goals in this field. The ideal candidate will be flexible and solutions-oriented with a proven track record of managing multiple complex projects and important relationships simultaneously. Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills are a must. An understanding of drug development and/or clinical research is not required. In fact, some of our most successful team members come from backgrounds in other industries with a strong functional skill set. This is a fulltime onsite position located in New York City and is not conducive to telecommuting. The Associate Director must also be willing to travel as needed. Ideal candidates will also possess: • Sophisticated project management skills, ideally with 4 – 6 years’ experience managing complex projects • Exceptional communication skills – can readily align his/her interpersonal style with the individual needs of internal and external partners • External relationship management focus with strong networking capabilities and integration with individuals from all levels of an organization; ability to understand individual stakeholder goals and objectives • Comfort taking a new idea, formulating an execution plan, implementing and then on-going management of a project • Commitment to teamwork; ability to collaborate and manage projects with and through others; ability to influence action without direct authority • Willingness to adapt when necessary; comfortable with ambiguity and flexible to changing business dynamics and priorities • Knowledge of and experience in integrated marketing preferred • Experience supporting and motivating a patient or community population preferred


Posted: 2019-02-04 Expires: 2019-03-21

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