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DATE AVAILABLE: January 6, 2017
JOB TYPE: FT
ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: From its inception in 1983, the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) has followed a twofold mission: supporting research on the causes and possible cures for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and focusing on patient education and support. From an organization of only a few hundred members, the association has grown to be known throughout the medical world, serving over 20,000 persons who make inquiries through the Internet, by phone calls and with letters asking for information and publications. CMT is a group of inherited disorders that affect the peripheral nerves, which are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. CMT affects about 2.8 million people worldwide and 150,000 people in the U.S., of all races and ethnic groups.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The chances to identify a treatment for CMT 1A, the most common form of the disease, have never been greater than at this moment. Recognizing this critical moment, the CEO will have the opportunity to elevate the profile of CMTA into new markets and expand its stature through broader community engagement and support education and medical research. We seek an accomplished leader with demonstrated success in organizational leadership, strong development experience and solid business acumen gained from his or her professional career. An understanding of the trends, opportunities and challenges inherent in the fields of medical research and drug development is preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate fundraising success through active engagement and solicitation of major individual donors, foundations and corporations. Working with board members in creating appropriate avenues for their participation in fundraising is highly preferred. A passion for the advancement of disease specific research and support, at minimum, is required. Specific experience with CMT is ideal but not required. The successful candidate must also be suited to be a confident public face of the organization, whose interpersonal skills demonstrate an ability to work in harmony at all levels (internally and externally). Experience helping an organization build a broad audience through a strong social media presence is valued. An undergraduate degree from a college or university is required; a graduate degree is preferred. Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume to Kittleman & Associates. For more information visit the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association.
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (MCRF), a division of Marshfield Clinic, was founded in 1959. It is the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin with 31 Ph.D. and M.D. scientists and over 155 scientific and technical support staff. In addition, approximately 150 physicians and other healthcare professionals throughout the Marshfield Clinic system are engaged in medical research.
The mission of the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (MCRF) is to discover and communicate scientific knowledge that substantially improves human health and well-being. The MCRF mission supports the Marshfield Clinic mission to serve patients through accessible, high quality health care, research and education.
MCRF consists of research centers in clinical research, agricultural health and safety, epidemiology, human genetics, and biomedical informatics. It also provides a range of support services for physician and scientist investigators, including biostatistics, protocol and grant preparation, research publication and core laboratory support. Approximately 450 clinical trials and other research projects are active at any one time. Marshfield Clinic investigators publish extensively in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals addressing a wide range of diseases and other health issues, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, eye disease, neurological disease, pediatrics, radiology, women's health, agricultural safety and genetics.
MCRF is seeking an Executive Director to lead the research for the Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) by providing policy direction, operational guidance and scientific leadership while promoting medical research throughout the system. This individual serves as the lead spokesperson for medical research efforts, mentors researchers and oversees the productivity and professional development of scientists and senior staff within MCRF. The Executive Director-MCRF appoints various individuals to the committees such as the Chair of the Research Center and Chair of the IRB, supporting MCRF, and assists individuals with securing extramural grant and contract funding for research efforts. This individual will work collaboratively with various leaders throughout the Marshfield Clinic Health System to develop and implement complementary strategic plans in the research foundation in support of the overall health system.
Marshfield Clinic Health System is committed to enriching the lives of others through accessible, affordable compassionate healthcare. Successful applicants will listen, serve and put the needs of patients and customers first.
Qualified applicants must have a Doctorate in medicine (MD), osteopathic medicine (DO), philosophy (PhD) or related scientific field plus a minimum Five years of progressive leadership experience in medical research. Demonstrated interest and proven success in medical research.
Marshfield, Wisconsin was recently ranked 5th in the Forbes Magazine list of “Small Cities to Raise a Family.” It provides all the benefits of a small city lifestyle with convenient access to metropolitan areas, including Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago. The community offers a rewarding and low stress lifestyle with short commute times, an excellent school system, affordable housing, cultural events, and outdoor recreational activities. The Washington Post has ranked Marshfield High School as the best in Wisconsin.
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Apply directly or through the Career Center. Reference job number MC170055
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
1000 N. Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Marshfield Clinic is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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