Position Title: Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer
Reports To: President and CEO
Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership and management of the organization’s research and scientific programs and activities, serve as the lead staff member and liaison to the Scientific Advisory Board, provide scientific consultation to external and internal constituents and serve as a scientific spokesperson on behalf of the organization. To support the organization’s strategic goals and objectives and to ultimately achieve APDA’s mission.
National Research Programs and Activities :
Provide senior leadership and consultation at the national and field levels throughout APDA on all medical and scientific research, information and referral, education and support and health and wellness materials, programs and services
Develop, implement and evaluate the annual organizational research strategy, plan and budget in conjunction with the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board
Oversee the management of the research and Advanced Centers grants program
Oversee the creation, management and on-going evaluation of all scientific materials and communications internal and external to APDA
Working with Senior Staff, develop strategies and obtain grants and other funding support for APDA’s national research program
Working with the Senior Staff, provide support of the integration of mission components into national and field fundraising campaigns and materials
Volunteer Engagement and External Relations:
Key staff liaison to APDA’s various scientific and clinical advisors, researchers and committees
Develop and manage relationships and communications regarding scientific affairs with external stakeholders including: media, regulatory bodies, funders, advocacy groups, member organizations and other community groups
Represent APDA by serving as a spokesperson at meetings, conferences, with the press/media, etc.
Develop and manage department staff and budget
Contribute as a key member of the Senior Staff management team
Provide leadership in the national annual and strategic planning and implementation processes.
Perform other related duties as assigned
Education: Advanced degree: MD or PhD in a relevant life science field
Postgraduate clinical or research experience in studies of Parkinson disease and/or related disorders
Academic productivity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in the medical literature
Related Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent scientific evaluation and communication skills, ability to synthesize ideas from presentations and published literature
Experience with grant proposal preparation and review.
Superb written and oral communications skills and presentation abilities; strong attention to detail required
Ability to build relationships with all levels of volunteers and staff
Excellent planning, budgeting and evaluation skills
Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
Demonstrated problem-solving and decision making skills and ability to work well under pressure
Willingness and ability to travel as required to perform job
Computer proficiency in MS Office/Outlook and appropriate software programs relating to the research program
Building Collaborative Relationships
To apply, send cover letter, resume, references, as well as salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The qualified candidate may be located in another state in the US.
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson's disease (PD) and works tirelessly to assist the more than 1 million Americans with PD live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder. Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $170 million to provide outstanding patient services and educat...ional prograsm, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD and ultimately put an end to this disease. To join us in the fight against Parkinson's disease and to learn more about the support APDA provides nationally through our network of Chapters and Information & Referral (I&R) Centers, as well as our national Research Program and Centers for Advanced Research, please visit us at www.apdaparkinson.org