Research Program Manager


The Focused Ultrasound Foundation, an entrepreneurial, high-performance, medical research, education and patient advocacy not-for-profit organization in Charlottesville, VA, is seeking a Research Program Director to join our team. The candidate will have strong relationship management skills, an ability to translate complex problems into clear frameworks, and an entrepreneurial mindset. This position will manage a portion of the preclinical and clinical research projects that the Foundation has funded and relate the added knowledge to the other members of the research team. This position will use best-practice tools coupled with strong project management skills to ensure a well-controlled yet flexible process. As a lean, fast-paced, mission driven organization, it is critical to not only understand the role, but to work collaboratively across the organization.


  • PhD or MD or equivalent
  • 5+ years of preclinical research after completing training

Experience and Skills

  • Has publications and presentations appropriate for the years of experience
  • Presentations at scientific and medical meetings
  • Has experience as a meeting organizer
  • Communication skills
  • Has Project Management skills
  • Grant and Content Awards and Administration experience is preferred
  • Commercialization of research is preferred
  • Knowledge/experience with immunotherapy is preferred
  • Knowledge/experience with focused ultrasound is preferred


  • Manages Foundation funded, preclinical research projects
  • Participates in the Funding Proposal process
  • Participates in the selection of project reviewers
  • Participates in the development of FUSF internal research protocols
  • Participates in the organization of workshops, roundtables, and webinars
  • Represent the Foundation at scientific meetings and fundraising events
  • Mentorship of Foundation Interns
  • Full-time physical presence in the FUSF office is required for this position


  • Team Player
  • Hard Working
  • Results Oriented
  • Management experience
  • Availability to travel


To ensure consideration, please send cover letter and résumé (as PDF) to