Work closely with the AVP of Research to enhance and manage the research strategy and portfolio in disease modifying therapies.
Develop in-depth scientific knowledge in T1D-relevant areas of research and technology for scouting new opportunities.
Be a critical and strategic thinker to maintain an active and successful research portfolio. Perform scientific and budgetary oversight.
Oversee grant applications and contribute to the decision-making process. Serve as a liaison for external scientific review panels.
Identify and coordinate the implementation of new opportunities to advance the JDRF mission.
Serve as liaison for other JDRF teams including Regulatory and Health Policy, Marketing and Communications, Industry Partnerships, and Clinical Trial Management.
Monitor and evaluate ongoing managed research grants, collaborative academic and industry grants, including the review and approval of project milestones. Convene evaluation meetings with external peer reviewers where necessary.
Liaise with researchers (from academia and industry), funding agencies, and JDRF’s lay community. Represent JDRF with various organizations to exchange information, develop collaborations, and address challenges of mutual interest where appropriate.
Summarize results and progress from individual projects and overall portfolio in reports, blogs and presentations for senior management meetings and external research updates.
Participate in and organize workshops, meetings, and briefings. Attend relevant scientific conferences and read relevant scientific publications to keep informed of scientific progress in T1D research
Strong scientific knowledge of diabetes, immunology and cell biology.
Previous laboratory experience and skills set in the area of immunology, metabolism, bioengineering, or cell/molecular biology. Expertise with in vivo or in vitro pharmacology desired.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Establish priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Exceptional collaboration and relationship-building skills. Ability to interface with all staff and volunteers. Must develop, maintain, and cultivate relationships.
Detail oriented and strong organizational skills.
Demonstrate creativity and ability to think strategically regarding scientific and technical opportunities or roadblocks.
Excellent written, oral and communication skills. Superior active listening, observation, analytical, and problem recognition and solving skills.
Aptitude for presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively. Ability to communicate with scientific peers and the public.
Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative. Well-disciplined and self-starter who is resourceful.
Strong interpersonal skills to successfully interface with all levels of personnel and volunteers.
Ph.D. or M.D. in the area of research related to Immunology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology or Endocrinology
About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Internationa
JDRF is a nonprofit 501 organization that funds type 1 diabetes research, provides a broad array of community and activist services to the T1D population and actively advocates for regulation favorable to medical research and approval of new and improved treatment modalities. It was initially founded as the JDF, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. It later changed its name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is now known as JDRF.