The Research Program Manager (RPM) is responsible for managing the administrative aspects of the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (FARF) grant process and all FARF-directed research projects. In this role, the RPM will work closely with the Director of Scientific Operations (DSO), Translational Science Director (TSD), and the Award Review Committee (ARC). The position requires a bachelor’s degree. Candidates with a degree in a scientific or closely related field are desirable. The RPM is expected to maintain relationships with external stakeholders and to have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. The RPM must be able to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms and understand simple scientific jargon. The best candidate will have a track record of organizing highly complex administrative processes. Preference is given to candidates with prior program management experience in the nonprofit or higher education sectors. The position is based in Eugene, OR and may require some travel to events and conferences.The Research Program Manager reports to and is evaluated by the Director of Scientific Operations.
FARF is considered one of the premier rare disease support organizations in the world. It was founded by Lynn and Dave Frohnmayer in 1989 to find effective treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia (FA) and to provide education and support services to affected families worldwide. FARF has awarded over $23 million to researchers around the world to support research projects focused on understanding the disease and how to treat it. Over the past 30 years, FARF-supported research has significantly improved and expanded the lives of those with FA.
The FARF team is passionate about the mission and the external stakeholders they serve. The team members are supportive, collaborative, and strive for excellence in their respective positions and as a cohesive unit. The organization thrives on an ethos of teamwork that is embedded between external stakeholders, the board of directors, and staff. FARF is a premier rare disease support organization because it celebrates innovation, big-picture thinking, and flexibility, while also embodying attention to detail and focused progress.
This is a full-time exempt position. The salary range is $37,500 - $41,500; the exact salary will be determined by the Executive Director. The position will include a full benefits package.
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 6, 2019.