Job Opening: Global Marketing and Relationship Building

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation is a unique, medical research, education, and advocacy organization created as the catalyst to accelerate the development and adoption of focused ultrasound by streamlining the process and overcoming barriers. Based in Charlottesville, but with a global reach, the Foundation is a tax exempt, high-performance, entrepreneurial, service organization that is market-driven and results-oriented.

Job Summary

The Marketing / Relationship Building new hire will report to the Director of Operations and will advance the global mission of the Foundation by performing key activities within the Foundation’s External Relations related to industry and commercialization of focused ultrasound around the world.

Primary/Core Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Foundation’s global account rep and external relations support to build upon current relationships and opportunistically seek out new relationships with the following stakeholders in the field:
    • Research Sites (supporting the Chief Scientific Officer)
    • Clinical Sites (supporting the Chief Medical Officer)
    • In conjunction with the Director of Operations:
      • Manufacturers
      • Focused Ultrasound Market Analyses Report Vendors
      • Investors and Financial Analysts
      • Relevant Associated Commercial Entities 
  • Lead project manager of annual State of the Field Report Produced by the Foundation
  • Liaise and maintain relationships with the stakeholders as listed about with the following objectives:
    • Update database on industry/commercialization activities on a quarterly basis
    • Conduct thorough survey of the stakeholders on a semiannual basis
    • Gather data for Foundation papers and reports as needed
  • Modify and expand website content based on new findings from stakeholders, collaborating with other staff as necessary.
  • Develop sponsorship prospectus and lead efforts to seek financial support from stakeholders by leveraging relationships for the Biennial International Focused Ultrasound Symposium.
  • Work closely and support the efforts of our Asia team as needed (Dr. Dong Guk and Dr. Shirley Lin)
  • Survey literature and web for new FUS research areas, potential indications, research sites, FUS companies, media, etc. 
  • Domestic and international travel is required occasionally.

Requirements

  • Detail oriented and demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Work efficiently with high accuracy
  • Work independently with minimal direction; responsible, action oriented
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, manage workload according to Foundation deadlines
  • Able to analyze data, think critically
  • Able to work in a busy office environment, demanding high levels of concentration while inputting, checking and making calculations, while also coping with frequent interruptions, e.g. responding to staff/customer inquiries.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, marketing, or business
  • Proficient in MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • 5-10 years relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Masters in Marketing
  • MD/PhD candidates considered with appropriate work experience
  • Work experience in medical device or pharmaceuticals (sales or business development)

Inquiries

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Job Opening: Scientific Medical Writer

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation is a unique, medical research, education, and advocacy organization created as the catalyst to accelerate the development and adoption of focused ultrasound by streamlining the process and overcoming barriers. Based in Charlottesville, but with a global reach, the Foundation is a tax exempt, high-performance, entrepreneurial, service organization that is market-driven and results-oriented.

Job Summary

In order to advance the mission of the Foundation, the Scientific Medical Writer must keep abreast of current literature, emerging science, technological developments, and medical trends in the field of focused ultrasound. They are responsible for writing clear, concise, and informative medical and scientific summaries appropriate for our various stakeholder viewpoints in the style and level of the New York Times Science Section or Scientific American.

The Medical Writer must be able to compile, write, and edit medical writing deliverables covering all phases of pre-clinical, technical and clinical research. Some of the types of deliverables include abstracts, materials for scientific meetings and exhibits, comprehensive clinical study reports, study protocols, and risk/benefit analysis. They will also write integrated summaries from raw data, biannual international symposium summary (4 day scientific meeting), and ad hoc, topic specific workshop summaries.

Medical Writer will also write scientific copy for a broader audience. This may include deliverables such as: funding proposals and funder reporting requirements; updating Foundation overview and “what we do” collateral; disease specific case statements; drafting general interest newsletter stories; and profiles of financial donors, patients, investigators, research and clinical treatment sites.

Larger documents will include quarterly reports, annual state of the field report, and white papers as identified.

Primary/Core Responsibilities

  • Extensive knowledge of English grammar with a familiarity with a standard style guide
  • Ability to communicate scientific or medical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Familiarity with the principles of clinical research
  • Ability to interpret and present clinical data and other complex information

Requirements

A successful candidate must: 

  • Be a strong communicator with meticulous attention to detail
  • Possess solid writing and organizational skills
  • Be curious and motivated, and work well both independently and as part of a team in high-pressure situations
  • Understand the levels of evidence required to achieve regulatory, marketing and regulatory goals
  • Be detail-oriented and demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Work efficiently with high accuracy
  • Work independently with minimal direction, responsible and action-oriented
  • Have the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage workload according to Foundation deadlines
  • Have the ability to analyze data and think critically

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, and the Internet
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience as a scientific medical writer
  • Bachelor’s degree in science/engineering or technical writing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Medical specialty (i.e. oncology, neurology, immunology, radiology, or medical devices)
  • Graduate education in medical writing or related medical course work

Inquiries

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Job Opening: Information Technology Support Associate

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation, a medical research, education and patient advocacy organization in Charlottesville, VA, is seeking an IT Associate. This position will work with the Information Technology and Data Manager for the Foundation to assist with end user support, systems management tasks and several larger IT projects.

As part of the Foundation’s administrative team, this role will work closely on a daily basis with the other parts of the Foundation to ensure things run smoothly and to assist with a variety of tasks and projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • IT support to Foundation staff to resolve various technical issues, answer questions related to applications and assist with the general support of the organization.
  • Support of printers, copiers and audio visual equipment such as projectors, televisions, projection screens, microphones and speakers.
  • Under the direction of the IT & Data Manager, assist with systems management tasks including minor network adjustments, password resets, permission adjustments and security lists management.
  • Work with web-based Content Management System to help keep the website and web infrastructure up to date.
  • Assist with routine data imports, exports and integrations.
  • Participate in the implementation of an updated network security infrastructure.
  • Assist with the creation, management and updating of a Foundation knowledgebase for many areas.

Skills and Experience Requirements

  • High-level problem solving abilities
  • Experience operating as part of a team
  • Windows 7 and 8 Desktop/Laptop Support
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Basic computer hardware support
  • Application software installation/configuration
  • Working with web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS tools)
  • Basic system infrastructure and network knowledge
  • Knowledge of Android and/or iOS devices
  • Very detail oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy.

Preferred Experience

  • Working with Windows Server environments
  • Knowledge of more in-depth computer network concepts
  • Working with web platforms built on PHP/Joomla
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Familiar with database systems, Salesforce experience is a plus

Education

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related fields preferred.

Inquiries

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