Research Partnerships Officer

Michael J. Fox Foundation

(New York, New York)
Full Time
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About Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.
- Serve as the primary contact for clinical site teams, including handling all day-to-day queries, overseeing and managing contracting and payment processes - Support coordination and follow-up of meetings and scientific teleconferences for various MJFF-sponsored observational cohort studies - Coordinate and manage study Working Groups, working closely with investigators to develop the agenda, prepare materials for discussion, and execute on next steps. - Strategize and oversee ongoing development of the PPMI study website ( as a critical communication tool for PPMI to the scientific community - Work closely with internal and external teams to support the roll out of recruitment strategies and materials to clinical site teams, including managing communications and relationships with sites - Support analysis of internal and external study databases to generate quarterly progress reports measuring impact of recruitment & retention strategies - Generate grant contracts, actively manage project budgets, work with external institutions and MJFF accounting to process payments - Keenly project manage various aspects of MJFF-sponsored clinical studies and initiatives, keeping in mind timelines and working with both internal and external teams - Troubleshoot and problem solve as issues arise; demonstrate excellent decision-making and ability to make judgment calls on tough issues in grant and project administration - Build successful working relationships with players critical to MJFF-sponsored studies’ success, including internal teams, study leadership & investigators, and members of the research community
Ideal Candidate
MJFF-sponsored clinical studies are complex, often involving diverse stakeholders from non-profit, government, academic, industry and patient sectors, each with their own perspectives. A proactive, flexible and strategic thinker is required for this role, and successful applicants will have a keen ability to connect dots, process new information and adjust accordingly. Strong candidates must have significant project management experience, excellent communication skills and experience developing and implementing new projects where there is no existing roadmap. Work experience within clinical research or the healthcare sector is preferred but not required. This is a full-time onsite position located in New York City. Qualifications of an Ideal Candidate: - Undergraduate degree required with competitive academic achievement demonstrated - Excellent Microsoft Office skills required; expertise in data management and coding in Excel strongly preferred - Ability to think big picture and strategically while maintaining strong attention to detail - Proactive and action-oriented personality; proven problem-solving and judgment skills; strong sense of pace and urgency - Ability to prioritize work at hand, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and excellent time management skills required - Strong interpersonal and people management skills; ability to work productively both independently and as part of team - Flexibility in approach and willingness to adapt when necessary
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