VinelandRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Vineland jobs

Director, Preclinical Translational Rsch Prgm

Company: Foundation Fighting Blindness
Location: Columbia
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Job Description:

Company Summary: The Foundation Fighting Blindness has one clear objective: accelerating therapeutic advances for the treatments and cures of rare genetic diseases of the retina, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease and related conditions. These diseases, which affect more than 10 million Americans and millions more throughout the world, often lead to severe vision loss or complete blindness. Working with preeminent scientists, the FFB has funded breakthroughs in gene therapy, stem cells and bionic retinas, providing a historic opportunity for a promising new era in human clinical trials. We are the largest non-governmental source of research funds for inherited retinal degenerative diseases. Over the past four decades, FFB has raised more than $750 million to fund research studies in both academic and industry labs worldwide. Position Summary: We are currently seeking a Director, Preclinical Translational Research Program to provide financial awards along with guidance from experienced industry consultants to accelerate promising projects towards IND submission for clinical trials. The grants support a wide range of technologies including small molecules, biologics, genetic and cell therapies. Under the direction of the Sr. Director, Grants & Awards Program, the Director will provide management for TRAP. This position is based in Columbia, MD Primary Responsibilities: 1. Facilitate awards through the Translational Research Acceleration Program (TRAP) 2. Support a successful award applicant to develop appropriate milestones and implementation plans as well as organize and manage a project team of consultants to help ensure the project achieves its objectives 3. Perform research and analyses on program success and trends, the retinal degeneration therapeutic landscape, awardee progress and other TRAP support as needed4. Facilitate the entire award process including:a. The issuing of Requests for Proposals; b. The receipt and scientific review of applications through to the approval determination;c. Award of the contracts; d. Organization of consultants;e. Oversight of scientific progress; and f. Ensure progress reports and financial statements are processed appropriately 5. Build rapport and work with the Foundations Scientific Advisory Board for the scientific review of proposals and their progress 6. Build relationships with key opinion leaders in the field 7. Responsible for maintaining awareness of the advances in preclinical and clinical research in the disease areas of interest to the Foundation, monitoring technologies that may be relevant to our interests and assisting in scientific reviews of information that may be presented by researchers and industry 8. Provide scientific support to the Foundations venture philanthropy RD Fund 9. Work directly under the guidance of the Senior Director, Grants and Awards Programs and closely with the My Retina Tracker registry staff, Executive Vice President Research, and Chief Scientific Officer to provide scientific support as necessary Qualification Requirements The ideal candidate will offer: -- M.S. or Ph.D. in a field of science, preferably with expertise in biochemistry and genetics-- 5+ years post-doctoral or equivalent work experience, in research and/or research management with at least 3 years relevant experience in industry-- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills-- Broad scientific knowledge of small molecules, proteins, gene and cell therapies-- Experienced and knowledgeable of the FDA regulatory process for the above therapeutic approaches -- Experience in due diligence, relationship and collaboration building -- Experienced with the translational pathway from bench to clinic and the requirements for submitting an IND-- Self-motivated, with consistent on-time delivery of goals-- Able to work independently with minimal oversight-- Proficient in concise, accurate writing of scientific reports-- Assumes responsibility for producing final work products -- Able to make clear and concise verbal presentations at all scientific levels, including patient groups, Investigator meetings, and Board of Director meetings-- High level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Project Management tools-- Experience with grants/database software and GANTT chartsOutstanding project management skills with the ability to meet competing deadlines and manage multiple projects at once Exceptional interpersonal skills; judgment, trust, integrity, sensitivity, diplomacy -- Able to organize virtual meetings and webinarsPassion for FFB mission and valuesWillingness and ability to travel-- Able to travel to conferences and trainings as needed, including overnight and weekend travel required on occasion-- PMP certification or training preferred -- Experience in the Ophthalmology field preferred-- Experience in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector preferred

Keywords: Foundation Fighting Blindness, Vineland , Director, Preclinical Translational Rsch Prgm, Executive , Columbia, New Jersey

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Other Executive Jobs

Route Sales Manager
Description: Join Ecolab's sales team as a Route Sales Manager in the Owings Mills, MD market. Within our industry leading Institutional division, this role offers comprehensive chemical products and solutions to (more...)
Company: Ecolab
Location: Owings Mills
Posted on: 07/21/2019

Incident Management Coordinator - Clearable with Security Clearance
Description: Jacobs National Security Solutions NSS provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions innovative web- and software (more...)
Company: Jacobs
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: 07/21/2019

Exelon Utilities Digital Product Manager (Manager Support Services)
Description: Description br At Exelon, we've got a place for you br br Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases (more...)
Company: Exelon Corporation
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: 07/21/2019

Description: Save Education - Bachelor's Degree - Doctoral Degree - Master's Degree Skills - Administrative Experience - Budgeting - Multilingual GRADE 19 LOCATION OF POSITION MDH, Division of Vital Records, Baltimore, (more...)
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: 07/21/2019

Sr. Manager, DTC Business & Store Planning
Description: Sr. Manager, DTC Business Store Planning Under Armour is the chosen brand of this generation of athletes... and the athletes of tomorrow. We're about performance - in training and on game day, in blistering (more...)
Company: Under Armour
Location: Parkville
Posted on: 07/21/2019

Intelligence Major Account Manager
Description: Ciena may well be the most important technology company you've never heard of. The innovations that wow us driverless cars , and those we now take for granted the ability to mobile-stream your favorite (more...)
Company: CIENA
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: 07/21/2019

Unit General Manager Designate
Description: Auto req ID: 185690BRJob DescriptionColumbia will be the training location only. Candidates must be 100 open to relocating within the region upon completion of training 3-6 months .We are PepsiCo Sales. (more...)
Company: PepsiCo
Location: Columbia
Posted on: 07/21/2019

Program Manager - COCOM Cyber Mission Support with Security Clearance
Description: Job Description: Job Description The Cyber and SIGINT Solutions CSS group at Leidos has an immediate opening for a Program Manager for a Combatant Command COCOM Cyber Mission Support CCMS contract (more...)
Company: Leidos
Location: Columbia
Posted on: 07/21/2019

Assistant Manager- Cardiopulmonary
Description: Key Qualifications:Licenses Certifications:ACLS, MD License, PALS, CPRMinimum Education:BachelorsYears of Experience:5 yearsSchedule Details:Evening, NightCare Settings:AcuteBenefits:Professional
Company: Relode
Location: Randallstown
Posted on: 07/21/2019

Case Manager--FT Days
Description: RN Case Manager--FT Days Requisition : 189777 br Location: Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD 21044 br Category: Nursing br Work Shift: Day Shift br Work Week: Full Time 40 hours (more...)
Company: Howard County General Hospital
Location: Columbia
Posted on: 07/21/2019

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest New Jersey jobs by following @recnetNJ on Twitter!

Vineland RSS job feeds