The Vice President, Research, will lead the world’s largest philanthropic research program for ALS with integrity and accountability. The incumbent will be an international leader in the ALS research community, advocating for impactful research and for people with ALS. The Vice President, Research ensure a broad portfolio of research activity, including concept development, application solicitation, review, and scientific oversight of award activity, closeout and evaluation, advances the understanding of ALS and improves the lives of people living with ALS and families and caregivers. The Vice president will also shepherd the development of ALS science around the world though workforce and infrastructure investments, collaborations and partnerships, and convening the ALS research community as needed.
In addition, the Vice President, Research will cultivate the trust and confidence of national staff, chapters and other partners to establish effective relationships and communications. In collaboration with other Association staff, the Vice President will serve as a key interface between the ALS Association and other funders, industry, academia, service providers, people with ALS and their caregivers. Vice President, Research will also lead or support collaborations and efforts to enhance regulation, policy and investment to expand ALS research and make it more responsive to the needs of the ALS community.
The Vice President, Research reports to the Executive Vice President, Mission Strategy and will collaborate closely with colleagues in the research, development, finance and other mission departments. The position will be based in the Washington DC office of The ALS Association and will involve travel to other Association offices, its chapters, scientific meetings and other events as determined by business needs.
Employer: ALS Association
Location: Washington, DC
Degree required: PhD or MD
Job posted: January 15th, 2019