Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is looking for a new scientific team member to help advance its mission to end Alzheimer’s disease.
We are a not-for-profit funder of research in labs around the world. Our focused mission is to accelerate the development of scientific knowledge that will yield disease-modifying benefit to potential and current Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients. To pursue this mission, we support scientific projects in labs and other research settings and facilitate communication and collaboration among our funded labs and the broader research community. We are a 32-person organization that seeks to make an impact disproportionate to our size. Our research funding portfolio is growing rapidly and thus we seek to add a new member to the Research Management team.
The CureAlz Research Management team partners with the scientific community and, alongside our Development and Marketing/Communications colleagues, our generous donor community. All assessment of scientific projects is performed by our external scientific affiliates, leading researchers actively pursuing cutting-edge science across a wide range of subspecialties. Our internal Research Management team ensures that our portfolio of funded projects meets our mission goals, that our external scientific leadership has the right information to make the best possible decisions, and that our lay community is kept well informed of what we are supporting and why it matters.
The new Research Management team member will:
• Help manage all aspects of the research funding process: PI/project identification and recruitment, matching of reviewers and projects and facilitation of the review process, management of the grant reporting process, and communication of results within the broader CureAlz and AD scientific contexts;
• Stay current with new scientific findings and publications about AD and related areas, including both “hard science” and popular press sources;
• Craft effective written communications to both expert and lay audiences about AD and our activities;
• Work closely with external scientists as applicants, reviewers, decision makers, and direction setters; and
• Work closely with internal colleagues in finance and administration (ensuring grant funding works smoothly); development (speaking with donors and coordinating scientist/donor contacts); and marketing and communications (communicating the findings, meaning and power of the research we support and helping our community understand and assess AD news and information).
The ideal candidate will have:
• A PhD (preferred), in a discipline relevant to neurodegenerative disease;
• Recent experience in an academic neuroscience research laboratory setting and with new scientific technologies and approaches;
• Strong intellectual curiosity and flexibility, with an ability to think broadly across disparate areas of scientific development;
• Demonstrated enthusiasm for writing and the ability to communicate complex information clearly and accessibly to a wide range of audiences both verbally and in writing;
• High quality standards for their work product;
• Capacity to travel on an occasional, planned basis, primarily to scientific conferences;
• Commitment to working supportively and cooperatively across CureAlz;
• Strengths in self-management and organization;
• Comfort with remote/distance professional relationship building and collaboration;
• Drive to accelerate the science vital to finding effective treatments and a cure for AD; and
• Compassion and empathy for those facing the impact of AD.
Salary and title will be competitive and commensurate with experience; benefits are generous. The position will report to the Executive Vice President for Research Management. The role is full time with some flexibility regarding timing of hours worked. Because the position can be hybrid or fully remote, the job does not require residence in the local area of the office of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts).
Alzheimer’s disease affects everyone, from all backgrounds. CureAlz similarly encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and will evaluate each applicant without regard to race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical ability, or length of time spent unemployed. As a US-based foundation, we adhere to all US employment legal requirements. We are unfortunately unable to sponsor immigration applications.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume or biosketch to Meg Smith, EVP of Research Management, at MSmith@CureAlz.org.
Learn more about us: The Story of CureAlz (https://curealz.org/news-and-events/the-story-of-non-profit-cure-alzheimers-fund/) and www.curealz.org.